DIY workshop tools: the workbench

barracane

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thank you for your patience your patience, I hope not to be petulant and boring thanks again
 
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I spent a certain amount of money now I stopped for lack of funds. how I start the restoration I send you some pictures. the water is scarce the duck does not float. thanks again I will keep you informed if you like, thank you again for your patience, precious time and suggestions
 
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I spent a certain amount of money now I stopped for lack of funds. how I start the restoration I send you some pictures. the water is scarce the duck does not float. thanks again I will keep you informed if you like, thank you again for your patience, precious time and suggestions
the universal regulator of activity :rolleyes: :( ... spondoolicks ... or the lack of them :mad:
keep us informed of what you get up to and we'll never tire of looking at your beautiful scenery - plenty of pix (y):giggle:
 
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now I can not have more money than I have to wait for better time, a strong storm has made the work done by the mechanical shovel. so I have to find a certain amount to rent the shovel again and restore the work and go ahead with the work a disaster the law of marphi on misfortune exists have become superstitious, a saying says that the dog always bites the poor miserable beyond the damage the joke that you want to make life is so patience, I will keep you updated in due course thanks
 
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#66
Those chisel ended sledge hammers; what’s their purpose? I have one similar, with a very blunt chisel, but I’ve never found it useful for anything.
 
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Those chisel ended sledge hammers; what’s their purpose? I have one similar, with a very blunt chisel, but I’ve never found it useful for anything.
I think the real big uns, although originally forging hammers were handy for rail work Chris .... spiking and driving in wedges and spring clips ...... 'smaller ' ones would've been common in a smithy's arsenal for drawing out and cleaving larger lumps ..... I have a 2 pounder which is a fave for shaping hot steel with ;) similar to this
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this is a cross pein and with the 'edge' the other way is called a straight pein
 
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I’ve got a straight pein, circa 14ib, never seen another, and no idea of its intended use? Did wonder if it was Rail related, but thought a rail roaders hammer was a very different shape?
 
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I’ve got a straight pein, circa 14ib, never seen another, and no idea of its intended use? Did wonder if it was Rail related, but thought a rail readers hammer was a very different shape?
Could be a stone masons sledge hammer. They normally have a more oval flatter face to them
 
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I’ve got a straight pein, circa 14ib, never seen another, and no idea of its intended use? Did wonder if it was Rail related, but thought a rail readers hammer was a very different shape?
agreed James and as said their originally intended use was in the smithy's forge for drawing out mainly ..... a hammer of that size'd be used by strikers, stood either side of the work piece, rather than the smith himself, hence straight pein .... the smith'd more likely use a cross pein
 
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agreed James and as said their originally intended use was in the smithy's forge for drawing out mainly ..... a hammer of that size'd be used by strikers, stood either side of the work piece, rather than the smith himself, hence straight pein .... the smith'd more likely use a cross pein
Yes I wondered if it was a strikers hammer, must have been some beast to swing that all day though! :eek:
 
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pity they can't spell P E I N ... peening is summat different :rolleyes:
 
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I like John at Black Bear Forge, some good videos on YouTube

Was interesting seeing him make a diagonal pein hammer in one of his vids

I will get a pic of the one I have next time I’m on site, it’s in the tool box!
 
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Seen a tower crane service van at bauma and it had 3 different size ones in it... I thought something to do with building up tower crane jobs etc
 
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Seen a tower crane service van at bauma and it had 3 different size ones in it... I thought something to do with building up tower crane jobs etc
our German friends like odd shaped hammers ..... always have :rolleyes:

GERMAN PATTERN RIVETTING HAMMER
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Machinist´s Hammers, German Pattern
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Carpenter's hammer German type
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need I go on :rolleyes::giggle::giggle:
 
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Just noticed this thread. Funny enough was putting my gantry upright yesterday lunch time.

On the subject of work benches.....been looking for a decent slab for a few years now. Ideally want something 10-20mm thick but it rarely comes up on gumtree etc. I'll probably need to visit a scrappy but I feel that they just fire all their spare steel oversea's to China now so its difficult to find a good piece!
 
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Just noticed this thread. Funny enough was putting my gantry upright yesterday lunch time.

On the subject of work benches.....been looking for a decent slab for a few years now. Ideally want something 10-20mm thick but it rarely comes up on gumtree etc. I'll probably need to visit a scrappy but I feel that they just fire all their spare steel oversea's to China now so its difficult to find a good piece!
Depending on the size you want and exactly what your doing I found it worked out cheaper to laminate several pieces of 6mm sheet from parkers just ignore the prices there website displays
 
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I think the real big uns, although originally forging hammers were handy for rail work Chris .... spiking and driving in wedges and spring clips ...... 'smaller ' ones would've been common in a smithy's arsenal for drawing out and cleaving larger lumps ..... I have a 2 pounder which is a fave for shaping hot steel with ;) similar to this
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this is a cross pein and with the 'edge' the other way is called a straight pein
Chipping hammer for when you first use Filarcs, Gra