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  • gizmo2
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    Doc, that's a nice little medalion with your portrait on it next to the hammer in that last picture; did you make it too??? I love your last post, cataloging the tool casualties along the way. I was just cleaning up a chunk of mild hot rolled with a 1/4" rougher yesterday, moving along at the 'normal' pace and popped that little mill right off at the base of the flutes. Oops, twarn't a 1/2" that usually sits in there.. So the 20 cent piece of steel takes out the $9 end mill, but with perserverance becomes the base of a height gage. I love this stuff. Nice hammer, by the by. Now go beat the livin' **** out of something!

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  • Thrud
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    Nice polish on the face...

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  • Doc Nickel
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    Be happy to make you one just like it JR!

    ... At my usual shop rate plus materials. Don't know what the bar cost, it was a cutoff in the steel suppliers' bin. Handle was a couple bucks, burnt up two carbide parting inserts, took the corners off one 1" 2-flute endmill, and used up ten sheets of DA sander paper to polish the faces.

    You can forward a deposit to....



    Doc.

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  • JRouche
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    Nice present, but you didnt ask for my address, how ya gonna git it to me? JRouche

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  • Paul Gauthier
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    Nice Doc N

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    Paul G.

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  • spkrman15
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    Nice Doc.

    Thanks for the description...

    Rob

    Happy holidays

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  • Al Messer
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    Good show! Keep up the good work!

    Al

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  • jr45acp
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    Looks very nice Doc!
    John B

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  • Doc Nickel
    started a topic Making an Xmas present in four easy steps:

    Making an Xmas present in four easy steps:

    Start with a 5" long bar of 1-7/8" 4140 chrome-moly:



    ... Turn off everything that doesn't look like a hammer-head...



    ... Mill it a bit, do some drilling and draw-filing, a bit of heat...



    ... bead blast, polish, gun-blue, a maple handle and some epoxy, and viola`!



    What would probably be a terribly expensive bodymans' hammer, had one had to purchase it.

    I simply heated the faces, one at a time, to a nice red-orange and quenched them in room-temp water. A sharp file can cut it, but just barely.

    Not bad for eight hours' work on Christmas Eve, eh?

    Doc.


    [This message has been edited by Doc Nickel (edited 12-26-2004).]
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