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  1. I went over to Brians Brazeal's last evening and he and Mark were heating a billet to make a hammer. I grabbed my camera and decided to take some pics. Mark's hand was a little swollen from striking the day before, but he has now learned not to hold his hand so close to the head of the hammer when striking. He started getting his hammer up high and was really moving some metal. The billet was 2" diameter 1045 and it was 4 1/4" long. The pics show, punching the hole, cheeking, dividing the faces from the cheeks, final finishing of the cheeks, hardening of the hammer, ( in the picture of the hammer going into the water you can see the differential hardening that takes place since the faces are heated instead of the whole hammer.) Then the tempering of the hammer by heating the drifts and heating the hammer from the inside out till the faces achieve a slight straw hue. Brian makes a steel wedge at the end to go in the handle. I think thats cool, seems silly but it looks just like store bought. Hope ya'll enjoy. https://picasaweb.google.com/LDWynn/MarkWargoSHammer?authuser=0&feat=directlink