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I Fixed up this piece of family history, my great grand uncle's hammer!  RSS feed

 
Bert de Weert
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Just wanted to share my latest project: this hammer belonged to my great grand uncle and I fixed it up last week!
Please let me know what you think!

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my Maker's mark
 
Brian Hamalainen
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Location: Chimacum, WA Sunset Zone 5, USDA Zone 8B
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Very awesome! Good work.

Could you please get some pictures of the stamps in the head? Thanks.
 
Joel Bercardin
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Location: Western Canadian mtn valley, zone 6b, 750mm (30") precip
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Thanks for posting this. I like all efforts or projects to repair, restore, improve, or usefully adapt old manufactured or hand-made tools and implements. (Also, useful devices and machines, too.) Value was added to the raw materials and components when these things were originally made. To bury them in landfills, leave them lying unused and rusting or rotting in lots or old barns, or melt them back down into raw steel (or whatever) is a loss... why not continue to reap value from them by restoring and using them?
 
Tim Malacarne
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Yup, yup, I'm with Joel!

Good job, BTW! I'm sure the original owner, heck, and the guys who made it, would be happy to know you have treated it so kindly. Some of my favorite tools once belonged to relatives, and I think of them sometimes when I am using a particular one. Good luck to you! Best, TM
 
Bert de Weert
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thanks for your nice comments, I really appreciate them
 
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