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10-27-2004, 03:38 PM
Please explain the difference between a dinging spoon and a slapping hammer. How are each used?
11-02-2004, 07:39 PM
No answers yet? Hummmmm.
There really isn't a difference. The term "Slapping Spoon" is older. These were also called Body Spoon, Door Spoon, Fender Spoon, Spoon Hammer and just Spoon. They are all used the same way and come in various widths and lengths. You can use them as a planishing hammer or a dent hammer. They are used as dollies too.
Body dents and locations vary so the tools to remove the dents and form metal will vary also. I've used sticks, wedges and pieces of wood in every shape you can imagine. Steel rods, bolts, angle iron and flats all come in handy for "tools". Most of the time, tools like this are used to repair dents where access is a problem.
Think outside the box and don't think that a box full of special hammers or dollies will fix every dent. I've been using bowling balls, trailer balls, car springs or anything that gives me the shape I want were I want it. Been doing it for years--A LOT of years. :D
11-03-2004, 05:22 AM
From what I could find out, the "dinging spoon" is used to spread out hammer blows and from the description it seemed like you would need a few more hands.
I recently made a couple of slapping hammers out of a truck spring and I think that they will work much better.
Thank you for the response.
11-03-2004, 05:56 PM
Yep, that's just one of the ways to use a spoon. You can do that (strike the back of the spoon) if you don't have a large face hammer, you want to spread the impact over a larger area or need a curve.
LOL... Yea, it would take an extra hand if you're also trying to back with a dolly.
Sounds like you're on your way!
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