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Brass hammer

Postby outofrshell » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:34 am

I built this hammer for my sons birthday. Brass is from a large water valve stem and stainless handle was a 3/4" door pull.Hard to tell size but it is close to a pound and is about 9 to 10" long, head is 3" X 1.125. Dave
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Re: Brass hammer

Postby Combatspace » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:51 am

Aside from being able to say "I have a brass hammer" what is this hammer for? Or rather, what is the significance of a brass hammer over a steel/carbon steel hammer?

Nice work, btw. Looks pretty hefty.
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Re: Brass hammer

Postby oldestisuzuist » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:42 am

Combatspace wrote:Aside from being able to say "I have a brass hammer" what is this hammer for? Or rather, what is the significance of a brass hammer over a steel/carbon steel hammer?

Nice work, btw. Looks pretty hefty.

No sparks when you strike steel for one thing, like when unscrewing a twist lock fuel pump holder from a gas tank.
Brass is softer than steel for another, so you don't put hammer marks in whatever you're beating on.
"Plastic" hammers that have these same properties don't have the weight of brass, which is slightly more than steel.
The downside is brass is costly, in this instance it appears that a bunch of scrap parts were turned into a custom made useful tool, so Good Job!!
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Re: Brass hammer

Postby Ru Zu » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:01 pm

It's worth etching a name or initials in it with a date. That thing has the potential of going to the next generation(s) as the tool that Great Grandpa made.
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Re: Brass hammer

Postby Combatspace » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:07 pm

Well, cool. I imagine a deadblow hammer would do the same, but isn't that normally much larger in order to accommodate the amount of lead shot inside? And yeah, this hammer should be inscribed...so long as it isn't lost or stolen *knock on wood* this thing is cross-generational...
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Re: Brass hammer

Postby outofrshell » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:53 pm

Thank you. I am a true scrounge by heredity so I am always repurposing something or picking up junk that may have another life in the Tyrrell world. Your right tho these hammers are an heirloom, that's why I enjoy building items that are not only nice looking but functional. Here is a copper hammer I made for my father and now that he is gone it has come back to me. It is made from an insulator rod (like power line size insulator) that the folks found out in the hills and the handle is a scrap of curly maple from when I built my wife's muzzle loading rifle. Dave
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Waren VRS 8000 winch set up to use at either end of Trooper
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Re: Brass hammer

Postby Who is TJ » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:33 am

I would buy one of these if you made another.
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Re: Brass hammer

Postby squatch » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:33 pm

Beautiful job. You continue to impress me with your handywork.
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Re: Brass hammer

Postby outofrshell » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:33 pm

Thank you! If you want a copper one with a wood handle it will be awhile I need to source a copper round rod (may have to order a 3Ft piece) but if you would like a brass one I have plenty of material. Tell me how you would like it and I'll be happy to make one-- options are brass and figured wood handle, hexagonal head can also be done, brass head and stainless steel handle or brass and stainless handle. About $30.00 plus shipping. Dave
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Self made Longer shackles
1998 Trooper front disc brakes and front seats
Self made HD Tie rods
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Self made sliders
Waren VRS 8000 winch set up to use at either end of Trooper
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Re: Brass hammer

Postby leftarmtan » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:36 pm

Nice work,Brass hammer is my weapon of choice for removing wheel studs.
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