Sledge Hammers!

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by steve-in-kville, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. BamaDADx3

    BamaDADx3

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    Jul 1, 2016
    An axe, sledge, sledge maul, mattock (grub Hoe). I rehung for a friend. They are his family hand-me downs. The grub hoe is from Warwood Tool Co, Wheeling WV.( verified with the Co.) The axe is a true temper Redi Warrior! He was pleased. Left is how I received, the right is how I sent them home today! [​IMG]

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  2. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
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  3. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
    Awesome hammer, looks like a real workhorse 👍
     
  4. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    An unnamed hand forged cutter on a hickory replacement and a 4lb Craftsman sledge on an oak replacement handle with a 3.5lb Atha sledge on a hand formed hickory firewood handle.

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  5. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    That Atha looks handy.
     
  6. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    A nice old hand forged head deserves a hand carved handle.

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  7. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    This is a 4lb Drop Forged made in Italy head on a reused 15.5" sledge hammer handle section.

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  8. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
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  9. protourist

    protourist XXL member Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Oops.
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  10. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    I think that one just rotted off.;)
     
  11. protourist

    protourist XXL member Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    It was a new handle. Only on there a couple of months. I'll certainly be pickier with the next one.
     
  12. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    So this handle was a perfectly good $1 yardsale find but it was grey and dirty. I simply sanded it and rubbed on some water based rosewood colored stain before linseed oil. I think that it turned out well.

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  13. SC T100

    SC T100

    Apr 2, 2014
    It may have been new, but sometimes handles have that "airy" or "porous" look once broken...I think you just got a bad one. The fungus/rot that was likely in there wouldn't be seen until the wood fails.
     
  14. protourist

    protourist XXL member Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    That's good to know. Do I assume that it goes all the way through the wood? I was considering cutting a few inches off and rehanging.
     
  15. Slim278

    Slim278 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 24, 2016
    It is very disappointing to put work into hanging a tool, only to have it break. I would not risk it. If the handle feels light, it is less dense. This could be from rot or porous wood.
     
  16. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Some folks claim they can bounce the handle on the floor and tell if it's bad. I have no reason to doubt it. I just have not tried it. Good opportunity to compare. Some of those deteriorated handles will be noticeabley lighter. Like Slim said select for more than just grain alignment it should feel dense and hard.
     
  17. protourist

    protourist XXL member Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Thank you for the advice. I'll do some searching for a proper handle now.
     
  18. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
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  19. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    I love their finish and framing hammers. The 16 oz & 20 oz rip hammers are excellent. I also like the 24 oz framer.
     
  20. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Interesting brand names being mentioned and seen in that last video. I can speculate on a few more.
    Thanks Hickory n steel.
     

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