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HennieL

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Well done.

I have a weak spot for hammers myself, and have restored a whole bunch of them. I have a very similar (perhaps identical?) engineer's hammer as the second one you finished.

If I may suggest, next time use some two-part epoxy when you install the handle - this will seal the small gaps between the wood and metal that's still visible on your hammers, and improve the head's grip on the handle. If you really want to go all the way, you can also re-harden and temper the hammer heads again - the old hammers can work-harden through years of being used and abused, and this just re-set them like new.
 

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Well done.

I have a weak spot for hammers myself, and have restored a whole bunch of them. I have a very similar (perhaps identical?) engineer's hammer as the second one you finished.

If I may suggest, next time use some two-part epoxy when you install the handle - this will seal the small gaps between the wood and metal that's still visible on your hammers, and improve the head's grip on the handle. If you really want to go all the way, you can also re-harden and temper the hammer heads again - the old hammers can work-harden through years of being used and abused, and this just re-set them like new.
Excellent tip, I'll do it next time, thanks

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A man can not have too many hammers. I was helping my daughter with her teaching project. She went to get a hammer and when returned she asked "How many hammers a man needs?" I said no more then 100.
 

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A man can not have too many hammers.
True. Here are some of mine...
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The only one not normally in my workshop is my geological hammer, the one furthest to the right in the photo - it is also the only one that does not have a polished face - hitting rocks is just too abrasive :eek:

The two on the left were purchased new and are about 5 years old - the others are all more than 30 years old, with the largest ball pein and straight pein hammers both being being more than 60 years old.
 

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True. Here are some of mine...
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The only one not normally in my workshop is my geological hammer, the one furthest to the right in the photo - it is also the only one that does not have a polished face - hitting rocks is just too abrasive :eek:

The two on the left were purchased new and are about 5 years old - the others are all more than 30 years old, with the largest ball pein and straight pein hammers both being being more than 60 years old.
Amazing colection :eek::eek::eek: congratuleition
 

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