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WayneC

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12-20-2013 11:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool hammer stanley warrington pattern hammer antique restoration

Why a hammer of your dreams thread? Why not…lol

Actually the hammers just came up as a topic in the handplane of your dreams thread and I thought we could use a place to share hammer information.

These are some of my Warrington pattern cross peen hammers. I take and post some more photos of my other hammers when I get some time here in the near future.

Check out this page for some solid information on Hammers and Mallets.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov


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#1 posted 12-20-2013 11:11 PM

Love it! :)

The only hammer I have worth showing now…

Gramercy’s 4oz Cabinetmaker’s Hammer, made from hardened tool steel. Much more lovely in person!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#2 posted 12-20-2013 11:20 PM

Very nice Terry. I think good hammers are underrated in the hand tool world.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 12-20-2013 11:34 PM

Thanks, Wayne. I agree 100%.

Last year I completely wore the teeth off a Husky framing hammer whilst installing 5,000 feet of fencing…had to re-file them in for the final few weeks of work. LOL.

But, when it comes to shop time, I find myself now earching for ornate tools…oh, the slippery slope…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#4 posted 12-20-2013 11:45 PM

Sorry for the bad picture but I use this small cross peen for working on saws and also persuading difficult fits. Its about a half lb with a cherry handle. The face is slightly rounded.

My favorite hammer is a Nathan Robertson 2.5 lb rounding hammer.

-- Daniel S

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#5 posted 12-20-2013 11:53 PM

Sweet hammer Dan. I have a saw anvil on my wish list. :)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 12-21-2013 12:11 AM

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#7 posted 12-21-2013 12:21 AM


Stanley No. 51 1/2 16oz.


Stanley No. 100 plus 16oz.


Stanley-Atha No. 41 20oz.

James

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#8 posted 12-21-2013 03:48 AM

Wayne, don’t turn down a big anvil. Any piece of steel that’s flat will work, just watch out for sharp corners. I used to use a piece of rail road track. I’ve been using a Fisher lately. if the anvil you use rings, try sticking a magnet on both ends.

-- Daniel S

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#9 posted 12-21-2013 03:57 AM

My two go-to hammers. A largely unknown plannishing hammer that stays at the bench and the Craftsman framing hammer that built huge portions of our refurb’d house and every other project I’ve done in the last 20+ years or so.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#10 posted 12-21-2013 04:15 AM

I wan’t one of these buggers from Glen Drake toolworks.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#11 posted 12-21-2013 04:17 AM

looks like something that would come in a plain brown wrapper!
Smitty, please explain a planishing hammer. I’ve heard the name before. All i’ve got is a Warrington.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#12 posted 12-21-2013 04:38 AM

I can’t do it justice, but what I know about a plannishing hammer is they’re for metalwork / tinsmith folks. The face is nice and wide, the other end horizontal and quite blunt. I like it because the strike face is suitable at the bench for whacking stuff without divots.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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knockknock

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#13 posted 12-21-2013 04:43 AM

terryR, really nice hammer.

I got a Gedore Schreinerhammer E-20 (20mm / 9oz German cabinet maker’s hammer).

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#14 posted 12-21-2013 05:52 AM

I have a box somewhere with probably 20# of hart, dalluge and plumb hammers that need handles..but that Vaughan hammer i grinded down an re shaped about 10 years ago has been the go to swinger..

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#15 posted 12-21-2013 02:57 PM

Hey Widdle, I’ve seen a hammer like in your pic at a local flea market. It has a line off four holes along the top edge of the blade side with some sort of pin in one of the holes. Can you, or anyone, explain the use/purpose of such a hammer with holes and pin?

-- God bless, Candy

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