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Snarking On A Tropical Becker Island

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by tanglediver, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Aikiguy

    Aikiguy

    Aug 28, 2013
    ...’cause they can’t walk hardly...?
     
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  2. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Yup! :p
     
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  3. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Just re-hung this little vintage Stanley 2lb sledge. It's not quite right for bladesmithing, but it's easier to swing than the also-not-right 3lb sledge! :D

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  4. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    my favorite hammer is a 2.25 pound (1000 gram) swedish pattern - a little time on one face of that should make a decent rounding hammer, while leaving the other side mostly flat -- with some edge relief.
     
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  5. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Here's a cross pein Atha I rehung a while back.
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  6. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    I've got a fancy cross-pein coming from Hilltop Forge, which should be here soon. Very excited for that. That'll probably be my goto, with this smaller one as a backup.

    I sell someone a knife and turn around and buy a hammer. :rolleyes:

    Just watched a video on rounding hammers. Cool. Perhaps I will modify the old Stanley.
     
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  7. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    I've heard those little 2 pounders called "drilling hammers". I've got one of my own, I think it is at work. I attempted to round over one side, I thought it was a neat idea. I am working on a stand right now for a 70 pound JHM basic farrier's anvil. I have to remove the rear legs and attach them right this time. :confused:
     
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  8. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    YES, the label on the new haft said "drilling" something or other! Had no idea what that meant, but it was the only one that was clearly the exact replacement. Thanks for reminding me. Google-time.
     
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  9. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Heads-up folks, got a couple items up in the exchange.
     
  10. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    That bird and trout is freaking gorgeous.
     
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  11. Kentwood33

    Kentwood33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    Just realized that my # of messages matched my BH # Screenshot_2019-09-19-19-45-33.png
     
  12. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Thanks, Dubz. If it were big enough for your mitts I'd be doin' the hard sell. ;)
     
  13. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Well we don't see many beaver ponds round SoCal, and if we did, some dern fool would cry and moan about busting open a dam.
    So, I'll have to watch ya'llz.
     
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  14. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Summer is over. I started a new thread. Let the Fall snark commence. :thumbsup:
     
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  15. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Looks to me like this one still has 126 posts to go. :thumbsup:

    125 now. ;)
     
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  16. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    That feeling you get when there is still one more spoonful of ice cream all around the bottom of the tub. :oops:
     
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  17. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    That feeling doesn't last very long.
     
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  18. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Neither do old, dusty snark threads. Nope, nope, nope.
    Took a walk up to the falls Sunday afternoon. It is still running cool and clear, even this late in the season.

     
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  19. DunkEm

    DunkEm Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    Still feels pretty tropical to me despite what the calendar says.
     
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  20. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    I'am ready, still hot here .
     
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