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Blue Heeler09/05/2019 05:10:14
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Copper Hammers from re-purposed old socket wrenches
Made a couple of different sized copper hammers from some solid copper off cuts that I had laying around the shed and from some junk find old socket head wrenches.

 

 

 

 

Edited By Jim Dobson 1 on 09/05/2019 05:11:11

Nicholas Farr09/05/2019 07:41:49
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Hi Jim, I've got a couple of those cheap small ones where the ratchet has completely failed, that I've been intending to do exactly the same thing for quite a while now. But I am going to use brass, as I haven't got any copper the right size. The cheap ratchets are what they are, but they do have a decent knurl on them. Nice job you've made of yours.

Regards Nick.

not done it yet09/05/2019 09:59:24
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Been there, done that. But why do I prefer hammers with wooden handles?

Loctite or not, the parts would have a thread to secure them as well. I welded mine.

Michael Gilligan09/05/2019 10:06:40
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Posted by Nicholas Farr on 09/05/2019 07:41:49:

... I am going to use brass, as I haven't got any copper the right size.

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Be wary, Nick

It's probably fine if you are only giving light taps ... BUT brass is prone to splinter.

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Blue Heeler09/05/2019 23:27:35
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Posted by not done it yet on 09/05/2019 09:59:24:

Been there, done that. But why do I prefer hammers with wooden handles?

Loctite or not, the parts would have a thread to secure them as well. I welded mine.

Its Retaining Compound, used in a press fit those heads aren't going anywhere.

Blue Heeler10/05/2019 00:36:27
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Posted by Nicholas Farr on 09/05/2019 07:41:49:

Hi Jim, I've got a couple of those cheap small ones where the ratchet has completely failed, that I've been intending to do exactly the same thing for quite a while now. But I am going to use brass, as I haven't got any copper the right size. The cheap ratchets are what they are, but they do have a decent knurl on them. Nice job you've made of yours.

Regards Nick.

Nick, I've made them before by using plumbers copper pipe (sometimes with copper end caps silver brazed on other without) and melting lead inside the copper pipe.

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