Anthony San Miguel
Has anybody made a camel hump tool? I have several types of stock to try to make one with, including various sizes of coil spring or cutting two pieces RR rail the same length and just positioning the two pieces where I could use the webbing, ground to a fuller. But I'm kind of leaning towards forging leaf spring to a U shape and welding a square shank on to fit in the hardy hole. It wouldn't be hard to make several sizes of "U"s for different sizes of hammers.

What do you think? Any suggestions?
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Hank Rearden
You can try this. Take round stock and bend it around your horn making a U like a U-bolt. Use large round stock for bigger U and smaller round stock for small U. Then place the U in a vise so both ends of the U are even in the jaws of the vise. Now you have an effective turning fork. From here you can make your camel hump just by heating and leveraging in the forks.

Let me know if you use this as a method and any pros, cons or improvising.
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Dustin Stephens

Anthony, I have never seen a camel with a broken hump to warrant the making of a tool to fix that said hump.[biggrin] Sorry, I couldnt resist, and I have no clue what one of those tools are, so I am intrigued to see what you come up with

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Anthony San Miguel
This is the simplest camel hump tool I've seen and it's what gave me the idea to use leaf spring shaped to a U. It is basically two parallel humps that act as fullers and stabilize your stock as you drift your hammer. hammerfullertool.jpg
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jmccustomknives
Ah, now I see how it works.  Shouldn't be too hard to make one of those.  Might even do one myself.  Although I think the spring fuller works well enough.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Hank Rearden
Not what I imagined. Now I can see how the u leaf spring can work. Many possibilities. With a little ingenuity you could create quite a few specialty tools.  
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