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Hammers i picked up this weekend


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the small one was $1 an i a nice finishing hammer.
the other was $2 and i picked it up because i have not seen one before.
the antique dealer thought it was is for sheet metal.

it seemed rather heavy for sheet metal. and the back looks like it had been hammered on.

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A fuller is used for fullering. It is used to make an indentation in a piece of hot metal. To make it longer or to make a shoulder. It is used also to divide a section of a forging from another at a change in thickness.

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I have known at least one quite skilled smith who used a drilling hammer as his favorite forging hammer. Personally I like to have one with a peen end but to each his own. The weight of a drilling hammer is about right and with a little dressing they could be quite serviceable.

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the other was $2 and i picked it up because i have not seen one before.
the antique dealer thought it was is for sheet metal. (qoute)

it seemed rather heavy for sheet metal. and the back looks like it had been hammered on.

That's definately a top-fuller, I picked one up recently. It seems to be in good condition. ;)

Jordan

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Fullers usually work best in pairs to make tenons, top and bottom, or alone to make to make half round impressions. You got a good deal on that top fuller for $2. I used a six pound drilling hammer for a number of years as it had a very nice feel and balance to it as my main forging hammer. :blink:

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