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For any of you that are in a large city with huge goodwill stores (or similar) and you are headed here to wheaton labs, if you happen to be in the thrift store, could you please check for rock hammers?   A rock hammer would be seen by many city stores as a "defective hammer" and they would sell it for something like 50 cents.   I would really like to get a dozen of these in the 2 to 3 pound range. 

The key to a good rock hammer is that when you use it, the rock chips go to the side.   A brick hammer has the rock chips going to your legs/toes/eyes.   These are good rock hammers (also called a stone mason's hammer):

https://amzn.to/2rDszIc
https://amzn.to/2KZJVXN


The kind I am talking about is one minute in:



 
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What is shipping address to get one to you?
 
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I'm confused.  The hammer at the first Amazon link looks nothing like what's in the video.

Is it true that the key characteristic is that the end that strikes the rock is parallel to the handle?
 
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wayne fajkus wrote:What is shipping address to get one to you?



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2120 s reserve #351
missoula, mt 59801


Now that you mention it - if you send it in a flat rate box, you really get your money's worth out of that!

 
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Julia Winter wrote:I'm confused.  The hammer at the first Amazon link looks nothing like what's in the video.



The pickens are super slim at amazon.  This is a specialty tool.


Is it true that the key characteristic is that the end that strikes the rock is parallel to the handle?



Yes.  So that way, bits of rock fly to the sides instead of at you. 





 
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I picked one up, used, a few days back.   I went out this morning and tried to shape a rock to be a wedge shape for a small moon gate.  I learned that I have a lot to learn.

Lance and Megan are out right now working on the small moon gate.  I had to come in and be old for a while.  I can't keep up.  I can blame my ailments of the past, but mostly I think it is too much driving a desk.

We have a lot of natural builders coming through in the next month.  Maybe I will learn the magic that will help me shape rocks.   But we have so many rocks at basecamp, it is only natural to stack skillions of rocks.




 
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4 heading your way
 
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wayne fajkus wrote:4 heading your way



Yay!!! Thank you so much!!!

We received them and used them briefly.... But I forgot to photo that.  Here they are in pristine condition, prior to use:

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Cool. Glad they made it. I must say, i was in the business of selling tools to the trades (brick layers, masons, sheetrockers, framers, etc) for 2 decades ending about the year 2000. Ive never seen a hammer like that. Im constantly going to estate auctions also. If Paul hadnt posted a picture, i never would of thought they existed...
 
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