Paper swaging hammers

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Paper swaging hammers

Postby Gavin Longrain » July 9th, 2013, 1:33 pm

I consider getting some hammers made, so I set about designing them.
I'd love to know what other folks reckon works well for them, or any profiles they'd like to suggest.
I recall:
    1. Jim Thode's comments about getting them turned on a lathe:

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    and 2. the USFS comment that 16 oz is a good weight.

So here is my first shot - they could be cut from thick plate
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and as Jim shows, they need not be symmetrical.

I drew it as follows:
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