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Nathan Robertson hammer class


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This past weekend I attended the BAM comference where Nathan taught a hammer making class. there was 11 students and we all got to chose the size and style of hammer we made. He was an excellent teacher and we all had a ton of fun and went home with very high quality hammers as well as the knowledge to make more in the future. Attached is a picture of me striking, the hammer I made. Also in the picture is a Tom Clark 2.5 lb hammer I bought there.

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The hammer you're striking is a turning hammer right? The swage block had me wondering till I zoomed in. The Tom Clark straight pein looks like a sweety. I LOVE a straight pein. Heck, I love a turning hammer too. You're batting two for two in  my book.

 

Frosty The Lucky.

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The Tom Clark is the cross pien and his new hammer is straight. May I ask how much the TC set you back. I did not see it but saw the Jay Sharp hammers

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We used 1045, Nathan had pre cut pices in 4oz increments starting around 1.75lb and going up to 3lb. I chose 2.75lb. Heated to non magnetic quinched in water, then heated the center of the hammer until the ends were a dark straw color. I might bring it to work and check the hardness just to see what I ended up with.

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