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    Forging a 2.5kg ( 5lbs ) Straight Peen Hammer

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    In this video I make a roughly 2.3 kg (5 lbs) straight peen hammer from an old sledgehammer I believe that I found on scrapyard. At first I thought that the handle of that sledge was a welded piece of pipe but than I realized that it was just wood which burned away after first heat.

    I used a drift to open the eye a bit more and I had to upset the front edge as it was badly damaged and very rough.

    For the handle I used a piece of ash ( I think ) and made it into an octogonal shape which is very comfortable.

    I used the hammer that I made in a previous video because I wanted to test it out, not because it was the best tool for the job. A bigger hammer would be more suitable but it worked and I was able to make a bigger hammer which is twice as heavy.

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    Cool stuff but get a bigger hammer like you said , you were making my arm tired from all those extra hammer strikes

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    Nice tutorial on taking something many would toss and turning it into something very useful. I particularly like that you used what you had on hand to complete the project. It would be interesting to count the number of strokes you used while shaping the hammer head.

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    Thanks Garage workshop! We've added your Straight Peen Hammer to our Hammers and Forging and Casting categories, as well as to your builder page: Garage workshop's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Thank you very much guys!

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    Way to make use of that sledge head. Come to think of it, I have a few mushroomed hammers. Thanks for sharing your vid!

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