Found this on the side of the road behind my local BiMart.. thought it was kinda pog no cap fr fr ..

Found this on the side of the road behind my local BiMart.. thought it was kinda pog no cap fr fr .. Figured it would make a nice hammer if I milled a new face on it and turned a chamfer around it, gave it a new handle. I'm thinking its early 1950s maybe
I also found an old carpenters brace at a garage sale but I'm not sure its worth giving a shot

Anyone have any cool vintage tool restoration plans/projects?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aren't those inserts?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      After googling a little, looks like they are. Not sure I'd want another rawhide face tho, thinking about a nylon slug

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do the nylon. I've several split style hammers and use UHMW cutoffs left over from my machinistbro. Also keep an eye out for lead (easy to make a mold from scrap pipe sawn lengthwise then wired or hoseclamped together) and of course the holy grail, copper or brass.

        Have some hammer info:
        https://hammersource.com/

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Lead is the way to go when you need a soft hammer. Lead is really easy to come by as well. Hit up a job site when they are replacing water mains. If they are pulling out cast iron pipe there's a very high chance the service lines are lead. Melt it down and pour it into your hammer with a retaining ring to get enough face that you won't hit with steel. Then when it's too mangled to use properly, simply recast it.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I like the ring idea and can make one from scrap.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Looks like it'll be a pain to replace it with nylon.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You could drill and tap the head in the center for a socket head screw which would be well below the head surface, then plug the hole over the screw (which you wisely Loctited).

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > Anyone have any cool vintage tool restoration plans/projects?
        I just bought a really old hand-driven Singer sewing machine online to restore. Never done it before but looking online it seems very doable. There was little info and the seller couldn’t read the serial, so I may get lucky and end up with a rare one to sell, or otherwise I’ll just use it to learn sewing

        I think rawhide faces are pretty neat and better for panel work (afaik what they were intended for). But having a nylon/umhw face hammer is useful too I guess

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That copper face got a hot supper and then some.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nice, a completely fucked machinists hammer. you can change the inserts if you know what you are doing but i kind of like the aged and well-worn look.... only this is useless ofr it;s original purpose now.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >thor
    fr fr no cap, ima post this on reddit for dem marvelmoron upboats n be bussin till the cows come home, dead ass on god.

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