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Jeremy Blohm

This is upsetting!!!

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This little hammer was a challenge through and through. It took 45 lbs of charcoal and 4 hrs of worktop upset this bar into a hammer. It is some pretty gnarly wrought iron. It really likes to spit. 5 different times i had to work it back together. It has a W2 face forge welded on. I have a handle all ready to go on. I'm debating on polishing it and etching....let me know what you think before I handle it.

 

I didn't get any work in progress pictures because I dropped my phone in a full paint pan and I just got it to start working again. I will get it weighed when I get home. 

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That's some serious work, dude!  Being wrought I'd have just cut, stacked, and welded it,  but good for you making it do what it doesn't like to do. Definitely polish and etch!

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I agree, polish and etch! 

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Quoting Hank Hill loosely; "You got to get yourself some propane!"

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I have plenty of propane but it wasn't getting quite as hot as I needed ;)

 

This was my first attempt.

 

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Its kinda hard to get a good picture of the grain in the wrought and it has oxidized since I etched it but it did look good. I can wait to see what this one looks like in the end.

I think I'm going to make a bigger hammer with the cut and stack method. I have a bunch more wrought iron I wanna use and i won a big wrought iron hook at an auction that would make a cool hammer.

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