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My second hammer I forged

Xavier F-C

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Here is my second hammer I made from a shaft, similar to a rounding hammer but simpler.
I tried it and really appreciated the long knotted handle; I think it is good since the hammer is rather light.
The head's mass is just above 1 kilo and the hammer weights 2,6 pounds.
I hardened both faces and now a file can barely scratch it.

The handle is made from a branch of ash and very long: almost 45 cm. It is charred unevenly and coated with boiled linseed oil.
You can see above the draw knife I forged from a leaf spring using only this hammer. It looks crude but it is the first blade I made. :wacko:

Simply two metal wedges.

The round face is only slightly convex; the radius is like that of a soccer ball.

The flat face is pretty flat and crowned.

If you have questions or suggestions, let me know!


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