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    hi Anne,
    I made my own brass hammer because they were mostly out of stock apart from the expensive ones.
    it helps to have a heavy hammer when punching large or thick pieces so the punch penetrates with one whack helping with a clean cut.

    brass hammers come into their own in lots of ways ... hitting a steel hammer with a brass one is less of a concern. where as hitting 2 steel Hamas together may cause them to shatter or chip.

    i use brass on my dapping blocks and punches to keep them free of marks and blemishes so they can be used in a variety of other ways like bending mandrels and shapers.

    A steel lump hammer can be faced with brass copper or bronze ... you just need a friendly welder to help.

    Nick

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_L...rf9BHtKU4lFUhQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicks creative stuff View Post
    hi Anne,
    I made my own brass hammer because they were mostly out of stock apart from the expensive ones.
    it helps to have a heavy hammer when punching large or thick pieces so the punch penetrates with one whack helping with a clean cut.

    brass hammers come into their own in lots of ways ... hitting a steel hammer with a brass one is less of a concern. where as hitting 2 steel Hamas together may cause them to shatter or chip.

    i use brass on my dapping blocks and punches to keep them free of marks and blemishes so they can be used in a variety of other ways like bending mandrels and shapers.

    A steel lump hammer can be faced with brass copper or bronze ... you just need a friendly welder to help.

    Nick

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_L...rf9BHtKU4lFUhQ
    Thank you!

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