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Old 04-25-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default What is this hammer for??

A friend ask if I wanted this hammer. I see a lot of good uses for it but what was it originally designed for. The hole for the handle doesn't appear to be tapered so which way does the new handle go?
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:34 PM   #2
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A friend ask if I wanted this hammer. I see a lot of good uses for it but what was it originally designed for. The hole for the handle doesn't appear to be tapered so which way does the new handle go?
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:34 PM   #3
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Brass or steel? Length?
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:37 PM   #4
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6" end to end. If you look closely at the picture it has hardened ends.
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:40 PM   #5
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Default Re: What is this hammer for??

after spending 5 or 10 minutes googling....hmmm....best I can come up with is that it's a jewelry planishing hammer. Ends tilt towards the handle, not away from it.
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:45 PM   #6
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Sure it's a hammer?..Looks like it could be a handle to a piece of machinery.
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:46 PM   #7
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It's a hammer, that's why the ends are carefully radiused and polished (each is a different radius too)
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:46 PM   #8
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If it's a jewelery hammer it must be for the Jolly Green giant. This thing is HEAVY. I can see uses for body work.
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:47 PM   #9
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setting the teeth on a old drag saw or ice saw
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:52 PM   #10
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I think its' a WING NUT off of a Rat Rod
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:53 PM   #11
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Its for metal shaping.. I believe its whats called a bumping hammer...the "wings" would point down when fitted with a handle
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:56 PM   #12
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Default Re: What is this hammer for??

Here s a picture of the hammer in my hand for size reference. You can also see the name on the hammer.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:03 PM   #13
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Default Re: What is this hammer for??

I like the shape of that!

I'm would guess it's something for saddle making or something along those lines. Looks similar to a saddle hammer. Has that droopy look... Strange shape, but I could see how it would be useful.

Maybe geared toward a specific fastener, rivet, or tack shape.

Either way, pretty cool!
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:05 PM   #14
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Here s a picture of the hammer in my hand for size reference. You can also see the name on the hammer.
If only we knew how big your hand was ....
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:05 PM   #15
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When Googling Craftool it references leather working tools.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:08 PM   #16
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I think it's a cobbler's hammer (making shoes)
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:09 PM   #17
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It does look a lot like a hammer used for leather work, although I could see it my box full of body bumping hammers, too...I know this, I like it!!

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Old 04-25-2011, 05:12 PM   #18
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Neat piece...
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:20 PM   #19
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If only we knew how big your hand was ....
Hard to catch a break on here isn't it. Ok is this better?
I have the same feeling about it being a nice piece to have in my tool box. It may not have been for body work but I'll extend it's useful life. We are chopping a top on a 41 Chevy truck cab that will get pictures posted soon
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:22 PM   #20
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I'm sure i've seen one of those 'double ender' things in a porn film !!!!
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:27 PM   #21
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Is there a Ford logo stamped on it somewhere???
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:28 PM   #22
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looks like a handle for something
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:30 PM   #23
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Harley-Davidson tappet adjusting hammer ....Lightweight twins.

The Big Twin version is about twice that size.
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after spending 5 or 10 minutes googling....hmmm....best I can come up with is that it's a jewelry planishing hammer. Ends tilt towards the handle, not away from it.
I believe Squirrel hit the nail on the head (pun intended) Here's what I found based on his reply. I think yours is really old school & these are the modern style (click link below)

http://www.riogrande.com/MemberArea/...setname=112459

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Old 04-25-2011, 05:41 PM   #25
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Blocking hammer for initial shaping.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:44 PM   #26
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Leatherworking hammer has the same general shape, but the business ends are quite different.

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Old 04-25-2011, 06:48 PM   #27
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Look like an old Upholstery hammer. Craftool was a brand form Tandy Leather Co that made hammers for the Leather and Upholstery Industry. Tandy got bought out by Radio Shack and many of the old designs were dropped. One end of that may be (or at least was) magnetic.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:50 PM   #28
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Definitely metal working...looks like a jeweler's type but is way big for that unless you have really small hands!
I think more for a worker who did initial forming metal to shape, not so much for repairs on existing parts, though it could certainly be used for that.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:54 PM   #29
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A friend ask if I wanted this hammer. I see a lot of good uses for it but what was it originally designed for. The hole for the handle doesn't appear to be tapered so which way does the new handle go?
Hey,

What you have is a razing or planishing hammer used to raise sheetmetal, be it steel, copper, brass or aluminum. Generaly these are used over a ''panel head'' or bench steak that mounts into a bench plate.

If you look under plannishing of metal, non automotive you;ll probably see it used to plannish a bowl or plate from sheet.

Whyle not an auto body hammer, I've used mine for over thirty years as just that!

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Old 04-25-2011, 06:57 PM   #30
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Craftool makes leather working tools as has been posted. I suspect it is used to shape small radius curves. Should do the same on metal.
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It's for beating any Female that enters the Garage without permission -or- duct tape on their Mouth.
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It's for beating any Female that enters the Garage without permission -or- duct tape on their Mouth.
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I think you may be on to something, it may be used to stretch a shoe to releave pressure on the side of the shoe.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:15 PM   #34
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I believe it's an atitude adjustment tool for use on ex-wives.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:05 AM   #35
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jb,

I remember know it came out of a high school body shop that i graduated from in 1973 !!!!! I don't remember how I ended up with it, but thats where it came from. Medium metal smith hammer for shaping/dishing.

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Old 04-26-2011, 04:07 AM   #36
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It's a Hammer, you hit shit with it, now put a handle on and git to it! IMHO

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Old 04-27-2011, 02:43 AM   #37
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T-Handle for a floor shift lever
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:24 PM   #38
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Hard to catch a break on here isn't it.
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