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#1 Posted : Sunday, 22 November 2020 1:50:11 AM(UTC)
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Went to garage sale today, picked up 2 hammers I am not sure what they are for.
Both are like small tack hammer , one has a pointy head and a head with a flat face, the is a chisel head with a rounded face.
I assume these profiles are there for a reason. Can anyone tell me what?
I believe the pointy head and the chisel head are obvious but not flat face and rounded face?
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#2 Posted : Sunday, 22 November 2020 6:45:36 AM(UTC)
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I am a self-taught and really bad panel beater but IIUC they go behind the piece of metal you are trying to shape. So put the curved face behind a curved piece of metal, then hit it on the other side to shape it. It transfers the force to the hit-point rather than spreading it over the whole piece of metal.
Or this could be completely wrong!:)
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, 24 November 2020 9:49:21 PM(UTC)
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Thanks 202.
I thought you used an anvil to do that- a shaped piece steel block that you hammered against.
But it appears no one else has ideas..
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