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Shape your Custom Metal Parts like the Pro’s do!

Build your own high quality CP Style Handheld Air Planishing Hammer for under $100 in materials & parts!

Published by Desert Hybrids Precision Engineered Products, these professional plans and manuals provide all the information you will need to scratch-build your own high quality CP Style Handheld Air Planishing Hammer for under $100 in materials & parts!

These plans include over 100 full pages of CAD drawings, high resolution color photos, and text describing in great detail every aspect of building and operating the planishing hammer.

  • Air Units - Medium Duty & Heavy Duty
  • Upper Hammer and Lower CP Dies
  • Custom Lower Die Posts
  • Precision Light Weight Tubular Hammer Frame
  • Adjustable Air Regulator
  • Custom Foot Pedal Control

  • Greater Versatility - Handheld or Bench Mounted

    "The big advantage these vintage hand held planishing hammers have over most of the more massive stationary bench mount units manufactured today is their versatility. Not only can they be bench mounted for stationary work, they are also light-weight and portable for hand held operation right on the automobile body, fender, hood, etc. It is with this versatility in mind that the Desert Hybrids hand held tubular planishing hammer was developed."


    You will need a high quality, heavy duty, and versatile Planishing Hammer to build, shape, and planish your Custom Chopper Parts, Hot Rod Parts, Auto Body Patch Panels, and Customize or Restore your Classic Car. This set of plans will enable you to fabricate a professional quality Handheld Air Planishing Hammer that allows you to precisely shape or smooth your metal parts. These plans include the following individual documents:

  • Planishing Hammer Frame Dimensions
  • Planishing Hammer Upper, Lower Dies & Post
  • Planishing Hammer Fixture Layout Diagram
  • Planishing Hammer Construction Manual
  • Planishing Hammer Builder's Guide
  • Foot Pedal Construction Manual


  • Topics Covered Include

  • Step-by-Step Layout and Construction Procedure
  • Sources for Air Units, Regulators, Hammers, CP Lower Dies
  • Manufacturer’s Names & Part Numbers
  • Planishing Hammer Set-up & Adjustment
  • How to Pick the Proper Lower Die for a Particular Part
  • Tracking Patterns – Linear & Radial
  • Cost Analysis of Parts & Materials


  • Now Available on CD in PDF Format

    The Desert Hybrids Planishing Hammer Plans are supplied on CD in PDF format. By either using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader or taking the CD to your local Fast Print Shop, you can print as many copies as you need as large as you need!

    $34.99

    plus $4.99 S/H USA, 19.99 S/H International Orders

    Price including s/h

    3661 N. Campbell Avenue, #296
    Tucson, Arizona 85719
    (520) 322-9911

    email:desert.hybrids@cox.net