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What is this hammer for??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jbtine, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. jbtine
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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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    Adjusting Quadra jet carbs. :eek:
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    Brass or steel? Length?
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    6" end to end. If you look closely at the picture it has hardened ends.
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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.
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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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    It's a hammer, that's why the ends are carefully radiused and polished (each is a different radius too)
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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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    setting the teeth on a old drag saw or ice saw
  10. I think its' a WING NUT off of a Rat Rod:D
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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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    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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    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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    If only we knew how big your hand was .... :p
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    When Googling Craftool it references leather working tools.
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    I think it's a cobbler's hammer (making shoes)
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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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    Neat piece...
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    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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    I'm sure i've seen one of those 'double ender' things in a porn film !!!!
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    Is there a Ford logo stamped on it somewhere??? :D
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    looks like a handle for something
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    Harley-Davidson tappet adjusting hammer ....Lightweight twins.

    The Big Twin version is about twice that size.
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    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/ProductPage.aspx?assetname=112459
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    Blocking hammer for initial shaping.
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    Leatherworking hammer has the same general shape, but the business ends are quite different.

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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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    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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    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!

    " Humpty Dumpty was pushed "
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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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