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07-18-2010, 10:11 AM
Here is how I keep my hammers and slappers handy.
oh ya pickers.....
misc and odd specialty hammers
shot bag stand won at mm03 was made by John Stainkamp and a 24" Jerry Gulley shotbag with lead 175 lbs. and ff02 radius gauges, plus other radius gauges I made awaiting a proper place on the wall.
wooden slappers, the start of "El Cheapo" tools empire:lol:
yep the air line is in the way, will need a little working. yes sir that is a Heck trace-a-punch. Wall brackets are from some store displays that I bought cheap, they are handy! Even more things have been made with the other parts of them. tt
07-18-2010, 02:10 PM
Holy crap, that's a hell of a collection! I have 6 hammers, 2 plastic mallets, one slapper (Comstock metal slapper), and a slapping file...I wouldn't even know what to do with most of those.
I now know what my future goal is...
07-18-2010, 05:13 PM
Now that's a nice collection Terry.
07-18-2010, 05:25 PM
Nice museum full of artifacts. Way to clean to be an actual shop. LOL
07-18-2010, 07:14 PM
Dale, no way this shop stays clean, the wife and boy say I've gone overboard trying to keep it clean. Just hung the thermometer back up on the wall, in a week had a nice layer of dust:( Just made some dies to reproduce a special bead, looked good on the hand hammering a few inches, failed badly in the pullmax, hdpe just does hold the edge very well so tomorrow will finish milling the lower die.
Sorry to say I'll never win a Dan Shady clean shop award.....never....., now cool??? warmed up to 78 according to a nice clean Polly thermometer, sun does play havoc in the evening need curtains......naaaawwww just something else to catch dirt.
I did do some hammering:eek: maybe the strangest way to use a hammer, a smallish blacksmith's flatter 16-20oz. Holding the head of hammer and using arm action from the elbow to the hand, worked the "skins" on the flat wooden bench. I must say it worked better than I expected, the skins were dented and twisted they are basicly flat 4 sided halves. Plus they are 22ga so not as much stress as one might have with a heavier gauge. I'm thinking of making up extra panels to sell, that is the reason for pmax dies. Take care! tt
07-27-2010, 05:12 AM
Iff'n you say it gets messy from time to time I believe you. Pictures?
Sorry for the late reply, family illness and an out of town trip.
Don't think Oblong will happen for me this year (again).
07-27-2010, 09:25 AM
I don't take pics of floor, to depressing to see it.... well the dust / dirt when removed, dust / dirt from other parts of shop migrate to cover it back up, sorta like a wound healing itself..... Now a place for everything? most stuff is on wheels to allow to move out use, get something else out.
even a bare spot on the wall......
I'm working so I can get the scooter/power chair thru, I can still get around but 2 knees and 2 hips, your looking at some rehab time. past history tells me one day of rest after the hospital, that second day is in the shop.... I sure hope you can make it a day or two in Oblong, Jacob has a event (which I haven't heard him mention lately) in Ohio, people need to get out, makes the group more interesting, people really get involved more into the craft!
07-27-2010, 12:04 PM
wow - another tooljunkie with a fifth grade hammer obsession8)
Thatīs an impressive collection
I wouldnīt find a use for the half of your hammers but i shurely want them too:grin:
07-27-2010, 08:21 PM
Thanks for the pics. I think there is a TA (Toolaholics Anon) chapter not too far from your home.
I like the white walls, bright, cheery, and did I mention bright?
I get to see parts of my floor for a few minutes every now and then. I like the analogy of a wound healing. Heals fast here.
Terry. Nice use of natural light. I don't see a light on, yet it is bright!
I see some good looking duct work too? Where did you pick that up????
When are you going to show us the power chair build? I bought my lovely wife a Rascal scooter a few years ago (multi-back surgeries). Candy Apple Red, aluminum suspension, a basket large enough to hold my "beverage" cooler.... It's old enough where I should really replace those fenders with some hot rod inspired ones :D
07-28-2010, 10:14 AM
Chris, the duct work is just stock machine made, it got wet in the attic, caused water marking, would not sell it, used it. Still have some stashed in the pigpen and a old panel truck. Send it home with you as an attendance prize. When the orthopedics surgeons have tried to give me that little blue "handicapped" I've been known to growl at them...yes they wrote it in my records. And you ask why I haven't had them replaced? it's me not the insurance or gov't. cause the same knee, hip, shoulder for a 90lb little old lady is the same they wanna put in me, ain't gonna work...... for very long! tt
Sure i'll take that panel truck home with me. You're too generous :-P
My grandma had her hips replaced about 15 years ago. It was like she went back in time 30 years. She can now do everything she wants to do, even though she doesn't remember what she did. They don't have a replacement brain yet.
07-29-2010, 01:24 PM
Im a double hip replacement as is my wife. Im not unusually large but they put two different sizes in me & different materials. Im six months into the second hip. Please for your own sake get the surgery as it is life altering to not have the pain. You will be surprised how it changes evrything you do.
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