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Sooner or Later Every Tool Gets Used as a Hammer

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Blog entry by Tony Strupulis posted 06-16-2013 07:06 PM 940 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There seems to be one (unfortunate) truism in the tool world: “Sooner or later every tool gets used as a hammer.” With that in mind, the first tool to come out of Raven’s Edge Toolworks is a brass plane adjusting hammer. It proved to be a great introduction to the world of metalworking machinery. I turned the cylinder to final dimension and added the decorative v-groove at both ends. I slightly rounded both of the faces of the hammer. Then I milled a slot in the hammer head to accept a wooden handle. Now I need to raid my wood stash for just the right piece of wood…

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com



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#1 posted 06-17-2013 01:24 AM

Well, maybe that happens to a lot of people, but I have about 15 different types of hammer (maybe more, I should go check- wood and metal working require a lot of hammers). The only thing I have used for a hammer that didn’t start that way was a Crescent wrench…they are just knuckle-busters. The only thing they were good for was beating other metal objects into submission until they couldn’t even be used for that any more. A few years ago, I broke down and have ONE to use as backup for all those other metric wrenches I don’t have.

I’ve made both metal and wooden hammers to do my hobbies.

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#2 posted 06-17-2013 07:17 PM

Wandering into the realms of different materials is so beautiful. I think perhaps the start of another journey here?
Strength and safety to you Tony…..my good wishes throughout.

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