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#1 loneronin

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:21 AM

I decided to modify an hammer in the japanese style forging hammer.

I had an old 1500gr. (3.3 lbs) cross-peen hammer already modified by its former owner. I cut off the peen with the angle grinder and the jacksaw. the ugly cut has been grinded flat. the face has been also fattened and beveled with files and all the hammer, head and handle, has been sanded to 120 grit, I also glued up a crack in the handle and paint it with a couple of coats of wood primer. now it weights 1150gr. (2.53lbs) handle included and... I'm definitely pleased of my new forging hammer.

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#2 ThomasPowers

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:24 AM

Looks a lot like an english cutler's hammer now.


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#3 DanielC

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:59 AM

Looks great! I just recently been able to use my own Japanese styled forging hammer and it honestly feels great. My main heavy use anvil is a tad low to assist with heavier blows and striking, but with my new hammer it feels normal height (gained an inch or two from eye placement in the hammer). Deff. Feels different but enjoyable.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 05:10 PM

 First nice hammer I like your efforts.  Only one problem a Japanese style hammer the Eye is on an angle. this effects how the hammer hits the anvil on a Japanese style hammer when your hammer blow is at the lowest point  the face of the hammer should be on an angle. with yours the face of the hammer is parallel to the face of the anvil.    


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#5 wanderer50

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:45 PM

Wasn't the Japanese hammer eye angled for making swords and knives?



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:51 PM

And *everything* else!


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:13 PM

Looks like a very usable tool, now. Let's see some blades done with the new hammer!

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#8 loneronin

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:31 AM

you're right. the eye is not angled... well that's the best I can do by now but I hope the new balance of the hammer will help me to have a better feeling and a little more control on my blow. this is the aim of my modification.

 

thanks everybody for your encouragement!


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