NorrinRadd
Picked this hammer up recently. I thought it might be good for bevels or something similar. I think it may be an old auto body hammer. Anyone ever seen one like it? Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20160503_205449.jpg, Views: 46, Size: 103.14 KB

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Anthony San Miguel
I haven't seen one like it but my guess would also be that it's for auto body work.
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jmccustomknives
Seems like I've seen those sold as body hammers.  Should be useful though.

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NorrinRadd
Thanks guys. I it hit with a 120 grit flap disc for a few minutes and it came out like this. Still have some gouges to work out but it's coming along. Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20160503_215731.jpg, Views: 19, Size: 259.23 KB
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Anthony San Miguel
Looks useful. Are unique or oddly shaped hammers also hard for you guys to pass up when you find them? I always try to pick them up when I find them at the flea market, yard sales and pawn shops.

There is a Facebook group called "Hammer Junkies" where all kinds of hammers get posted and somebody usually knows the purpose or origin.
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NorrinRadd
Anthony San Miguel wrote:
Looks useful. Are unique or oddly shaped hammers also hard for you guys to pass up when you find them? I always try to pick them up when I find them at the flea market, yard sales and pawn shops. There is a Facebook group called "Hammer Junkies" where all kinds of hammers get posted and somebody usually knows the purpose or origin.


Yes I do like the oddly shaped hammers, or just weird/unique tools in general. Especially ones that have been modified or made in house, sometimes I get wrapped up in trying to figure out what the original intent was though. [rolleyes]. I'll have to check out that FB group.
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NorrinRadd
Here is how the hammer ended up. Finished it last night. Can't wait to try it


https://www.instagram.com/p/BG-u4cZB__2/
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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Interesting. Wonder how it moves metal.
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NorrinRadd
Skarzs the Cave Troll wrote:
Interesting. Wonder how it moves metal.


hey skarzs,
I havent used it yet. After I polished it I kinda think its softer than I thought it was. Makes sense if it was originally used for auto body work I guess, not sure how that will affect it for forging. Hopefully I'll try it out this weekend.
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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Well, if it's gonna be used for hot metal, it doesn't need to be incredibly hard.
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NorrinRadd
Skarzs the Cave Troll wrote:
Well, if it's gonna be used for hot metal, it doesn't need to be incredibly hard.


That's true. It will also force me to have better hammer control so I don't mar it up with missed hammer strikes.

Still need to try it out.
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Hank Rearden
Missed hammer stikes? Says who?
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