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Making Old Tools New

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This demo is for the folks who find struck tools at flea markets in bad shape. Flatters, handled punches, set hammers, top swages, etc., that have the struck ends mushroomed and splayed. DO NOT GRIND THE SPLAYED ENDS OFF, for they shorten the tool and therefore cut back on the longevity of your struck tool, making it shorter and shorter. Instead, heat up the mushroomed part, apply a flux, then SLOWLY heat up that part to an incandescent welding heat and hammer the splays back together again, forge welding it. Seeing is believing, and feeling is the real thang...


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