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Offline doubleboost

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Lead hammers
« on: September 27, 2014, 04:18:28 PM »
Hi
Lads
Borrowed a hammer mould
Some grabbed video frames






Be in tomorrows video
John

Offline Stilldrillin

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Re: Lead hammers
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2014, 05:24:50 PM »
That's a handy weapon John!   :bugeye:

When the head's mushroomed....... Just re cast!  :thumbup:

I used a lead hammer, around that size, for the wire wheel nuts on my old MG.

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Offline mcostello

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Re: Lead hammers
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 12:57:27 PM »
Not that I am a metal abuser, but I cast a 10 lb'er. 4.5 kg for the rest of the world. :beer:
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Re: Lead hammers
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 03:47:58 PM »
That's a nice new hammer! Now, my question is: What do you use it for? What is a lead hammer better at than a dead blow or brass hammer?
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Re: Lead hammers
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 09:37:43 AM »
A brass hammer will mar a piece of steel with a good finish. A dead blow will not do as good a job as a lead hammer in seating a part on parallels. I use both, but still prefer the lead hammer for certain jobs.
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Re: Lead hammers
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2014, 02:27:37 PM »
Now that is a very special mold. :drool:
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Re: Lead hammers
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2014, 03:29:51 PM »
Hi I have had one of these hammer moulds for years and never seen another until now ,I believe the company also made a mould for making lead jaws for a vise but have never seen one .

Offline Meldonmech

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Re: Lead hammers
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2014, 10:03:53 AM »
 
Hi John
                 We used to use those hammers for all sorts of jobs in the workshop, when they got worn and wobbly we would take them to the stores to part exchange for a new one. I never really liked the round gas pipe handles especially if your hands were a bit  oily.

                                 Cheers  David