Photo showing a student on the hammer and hardie workshop yesterday.
Although one day is enough for anyone to learn to use these tools she had some advantages. As a pianist she was used to keeping her arms relaxed and not locking up her wrist which is a real help. By keeping the wrist loose it’s quicker to pick up the technique of using the weight of the hammer to do the cutting.
Needless to say her posture was good, a straight, relaxed back which enables you not only to avoid back strain over long periods but also it is easier to ensure your hammer lines up correctly.
For more information on these workshops click on the photo.