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Discussion in 'Brewing Photos & Videos' started by DanC, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Donoroto

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    Did you really make that??
     
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    It's not Jen's husband is it Craigerrr???
     
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    Yup, with the instruction of a young fellow named Ethan Harty. We started with a piece of bar like this but I forgot to take a picture before we punched a hole in it.
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    This is after we finished the shaping but before the grinding and heat treating.
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    Yo Hamma
     
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    I like your maker's mark imprint, that's awesome!
     
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    I think it's a little over detailed for the size but it works pretty good and is very distinctive. I need to put a handle on the stamp so I stop smacking my fingers while I try to hit it.

    Also, I've been sore for 2 days now after swinging a 13lb sledge for hours.
     
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    Best way to work out ;)
     
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    Kinda puts the dog in the pound if ya know what I mean...
     
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    And hitting you fingers too? Lol

    It hurts but it is good for you.
     
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    #690 BarbarianBrewer, Jan 12, 2022
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    Honestly Jason, that looks like you just bought it at the hardware store! Good Job!
     
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    Thanks! I have a bad habit of second guessing myself and trying for perfection which I'm slowly breaking myself of. I think I'm going to buy a couple tools to make it so I can make another hammer at home and try it on my own. Will have to use a smaller hammer but should still be educational.
     
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    Um, don't you need a hammer to make a hammer?
     
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    Well that or a big rock I suppose.
     
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    Don't use force, get a bigger hammer.
     
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    I cant resist, Hawkbox the force will now be with you always
     
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    When I worked in strip mines, the phrase was if it doesn't fit, get a bigger hammer.
     
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    My biggest hammer is 16lb on the stamp on it, it's bloody heavy and fun to control.
     
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    similar to my motto. "if at first you don't succeed, you need a bigger hammer"
     

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