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« on: September 22, 2020, 10:12:35 am »

Rained out this weekend so I went over to Mike the Knifes shop and built me a horseshoeing hammer from a hydrolic shaft aka 1045. Took about 6 hours. Everything was handmade including the handle and wedges.






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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2020, 10:44:42 am »

That's pretty impressive work Cajun.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2020, 08:28:50 pm »

That's really nice cajun. I hope you built it without any misses in it, lol. An anti hot nail hammer

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2020, 09:35:25 pm »

Thanks guys. Tried it out today. Worked like a charm. Drove real nice with a nice balance and wrung nails cleanly. I was pretty tickled with it being my first attempt to make it. T-dog, There is no such thing as a anti hot nail hammer. lol  As long as they keep breeding these thin walled horses, there is always a chance of driving a hot nail. What I hate is when you are driving a nail and the horse pulls his foot a little and you hit your thumb. I need a anti thumb hammer. haha
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2020, 06:58:19 am »

Lmbo I hear you on all that

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2020, 06:48:52 pm »

showing some real skills there Mike, what part did the old lag bolt play?
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2020, 07:50:56 pm »

I made a wooden wedge out of the handle material  and used the lag bolt to make a steel wedge.  I put the wooden wedge in first and put the steel wedge in across the wooden wedge if that makes sense. Kind of like a cross of wedges. The handle is pretty secure. I was not sure how well it would wring nails off but it does so very cleanly without the nail getting hung up.
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2020, 07:54:03 pm »

Did you weigh it?

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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2020, 09:02:16 pm »

Yes. It is one ounce lighter then one of my old hammers.



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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2020, 07:02:04 am »

That's awesome for sure.

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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2020, 07:22:22 am »

I should have figured that out, as I have installed countless handles in various things duh! now another question, I have always saw and used the style of hammer that is shown to weigh .78, what is the advantage of the long faced hammers like you made? They always looked to me like they would be a littler harder to strike with, although I have never used one.
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2020, 11:33:52 am »

The old traditional hammer weighed 7.8 ounces and the newer one weighed 6.8 ounces. I don’t know if there is a advantage of one style over the other but the newer hammer has more weight in the head and drives nails like a heavier hammer. It really boils down to what you get used too. Besides that new hammer is pretty doggone sexy looking. Lol time will tell but so far I really like it and the balance.
I had to go get it out of the truck to take a side by side picture so you can see the size difference.


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