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Is it alright to post a handmade crosspeen hammer? #7463227 03/20/19 02:45 PM
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It is not a blade (sorry) but it will help make blades. grin

My idea of a "fast hammer". 4.5 pound head, that can be swung one handed or two handed, thus the handle that is 24" long, as opposed to 32" long you would typically find on a sledge. Head is 5" long, 2 1/4" wide. It is made from some kind of tool steel that was given to me by the manufacturing plant my dad retired from. Extremely fine sparks came from it, and after annealing, it was still too hard to drill through. I had to get violent with a Number 3 torch tip, on a Victor Journeyman to make the eye hole. It was brought up to near yellow hot, and quenched in used engine oil, in a 5 gallon steel bucket. It boiled that oil for more than a minute. Bois d' arc (osage orange) handle that has been sitting under roof, in open air for several years. I even ground out the wedge from a piece of flat bar.

I've been wanting to make my own flathead axe for a long time. None of the commercial offerings suite me. This hammer ought to help.

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Re: Is it alright to post a handmade crosspeen hammer? [Re: FiremanJG] #7463251 03/20/19 03:04 PM
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Very nice!


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You ever watch that old PBS show where the guy had a primitive blacksmith shop in the woods? No power in his shop, used bent trees to power his stuff. That guy made some amazing stuff. He handmade every tool he used.

Youíre starting to remind me of him...


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Re: Is it alright to post a handmade crosspeen hammer? [Re: FiremanJG] #7463294 03/20/19 03:48 PM
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Oh, those guys are a breed apart! Very skilled, very patient.

I love electricity! I often think of how fast we can grind something into shape, and then think of the craftsmen of yesteryear that had files, and foot powered stones. That was work!


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Re: Is it alright to post a handmade crosspeen hammer? [Re: FiremanJG] #7463341 03/20/19 04:41 PM
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Lookin good

When I think of the folks of yesteryear... or many yesteryears ago like the ancient greeks/romans etc. things they made of stone without the use of modern tools and electronics is mindboggling.


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Originally Posted by Cast
You ever watch that old PBS show where the guy had a primitive blacksmith shop in the woods? No power in his shop, used bent trees to power his stuff. That guy made some amazing stuff. He handmade every tool he used.

Youíre starting to remind me of him...


Love that show!

Nice thumper JG!!

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That will move some metal. Good Job!


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No, it's not alright to post a hammer in the knife section....come on rookie nuts


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Originally Posted by Judd
No, it's not alright to post a hammer in the knife section....come on rookie nuts


Sorry crazy


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Thatís awesome! Well done Sir!


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Originally Posted by MikeC
That will move some metal. Good Job!

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Good looking tool. Nice work!

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ONE HAND? Not this old man, I hate swinging the three pound forging hammer I have, so I use a two pounder... confused2.
Nice anvil and shop and good looking hammer. Good job!

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Nice work, Jason! That is impressive!!!


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What, no rivets? bolt

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Where would a rivet go?


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Rivets hold the thingamajigger on the cheengaderra dillywhopper!

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That will move some metal. Good Job!

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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Where would a rivet go?


Sorry,

I guess I got facetious in your literal.

Nice looking hammer though.

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That is sweet hammer! I like that osage handle

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Originally Posted by RJH1
That is sweet hammer! I like that osage handle


Thank you!

I love me some mesquite too! Very strong, and very pretty, but it doesn't grow in my area. Bois d' arc does, and it is the stoutest wood around, so that's what I harvest and use.


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Thereís a guy here orTFF giving away fresh cut mesquite.


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Originally Posted by Cast
Thereís a guy here orTFF selling fresh cut mesquite.


That's BigA. I sent him a text this morning. Hopefully he comes back out to shoot, soon, and will fill his bed with mesquite before he leaves the house. I told him I'd unload it. He said "deal!"


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