Vintage hammers

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  1. Miller White

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    Thank you @Loner

    That is a tool that tells a story all on its lonesome.

    I hope to one day find one to add to the collection.

    Thank you again for the brief history and education, what a most valuable tool
     
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    after a 4 day soak the 2 small hammers came out nearly squeaky clean
     
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    Hi @L0NER

    I cant stop thinking about the Carriage Riders Ruler for the board width measurements.
    What an incredible piece of history you have there.

    Any chance you could post a picture of the ruler?
    ...when its convenient to you of course, no rush. But it is genuine eye candy to me.

    Thank you again for sharing with me and all of us, as to what it is, hopefully i will spot one for myself one day.
     
  4. Miller White

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    No, not vintage but they cleaned up nice

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    Not sure how old these are....
    No name b.p., craftsmen and stanley... (I did not rehandle the stanley... thrift shop find 20190620_182747.jpg
     
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    Those are great looking hammers. I like the Stanely and craftsmen.
    Any chance you want to show off the hammer faces of that craftsman? How much does it weigh? It's got my curiosity piqued :dblthumb:
     
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    Touched up the face abit....it had sharp gouges... 2019-06-20 18.37.55.jpg 2019-06-20 18.39.05.jpg Its killing me...somewhere I have my dad's old craftsmen tacking hammer that has a rounded end, like the Stanley, not squared... 2019-06-20 18.41.13.jpg
     
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    Those are my rivet setters....
     
  9. Miller White

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    So cool. Thank you!

    I recently cleaned up and discovered I have a Vaughan and Bushnell, what I believe to be a tack hammer.
    I will get some pics to post up.
     
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    Nice....I need to go find some old guys to buy tools from lol....
     
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  11. Miller White

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    LOL! I sometimes wonder if I'm the old guy.

    Vaughan and Bushnell

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    I have a question about a vintage tool that I hope you might know. I saw a youtube (I cannot remember the title) video of where man was showing a vintage tool that made thin shaving "sticks" that were sold in bundles as a fire starting, you would use one stick to light from the fireplace and then use the stick to light a candle or something. I how vague this sounds but I was wondering if you have ever heard of this before? Thank you and

    GOD Bless you and your family

    Kenneth
     
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    Fro? Not my picture F4F64777-43F1-4B6C-A97F-FF3A8C23EAC3.jpeg
     
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    No not a froe, it looked like it had a wooded handle like a screwdriver but the end was some kind of scraper that you dragged against the piece of wood and it would scrape a curly piece off. I know this is very vague but thanks and

    GOD Bless you and your family

    Kenneth
     
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    I gave a couple bucks for it because I thought I seen a makers mark. My eyes are just not what they used to be. It seems to be pretty well made though with claws that were designed to actually pull nails. I will work it over, hang and use.

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    The split head on the tac hammer is a magnet . (for holding and only setting tacks)
    Easy to re magnetize , either using a magnet or wire and a battery.
    Striking a magnetized tool with throw off it's magnetism
    Re introducing the magnetism is necessary from time to time .
    The ends should not touch ,representing either magnetic pole .
     
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    One is positive and one negative? Go ahead and school me on the correct way to magnetize tack hammers, if you wouldn't mind. Same as screwdrivers ect?
     
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    Vintage? ACME 8lb
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    I love this thread. I am particularly fond of ball pein hammers, although I am starting to get interested in blacksmithing hammers. A buddy of mine worked in a sheet metal factory in Detroit in the 70s. He showed me his old sheet metal hammers. They were so cool. They were like miniature blacksmithing hammers, with sledge faces, cross peins, etc.

    Here are some of mine:

    These aren't very old but I like True Temper. I particularly like the octagonal handle on the claw handle

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    This is an assortment of interesting hammers. At one point I knew what each of them was. I remember the one of the right is an auto body hammer. Love that hickory!

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    Lead Punch-Lok hammer. I thought about grinding away the ragged edges but just decided to leave it alone and not use it for now.

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    I got some tools at a yard sale recently including a large, modern Estwing rubber mallet. I needed a rubber mallet and it was a couple of dollars. It had paint and sticky stuff all over it, which I didn't mind until I got it home. I got out the acetone and steel wool and cleaned it up. I am probably the only person in the world who would "restore" a rubber mallet.

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    Nope - you're not the only guy...

    Anything I get winds up refurbished before it's allowed into the fold. I don't mind honest wear, but junky isn't allowed.
     
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    Maybe we should start a support group.

    Here is me showing a completed project to my son:

    ME: "Check this out- I restored a rubber mallet."

    (Long pause)

    HIM: "Okay...."
     
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    I'm surrounded by enablers. My son loves doing this stuff and my wife heartily approves of "shop class" for him. With that in mind, I can justify nearly anything...
     
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    Thanks! It's easy to forget, but I do know it.

    Life's pretty good.
     
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    This little Craftsman on the left isn't old but it is kind of neat. I wonder if it was sold as a child's hammer, or did it have another reason for being so small?

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