Hammer Time

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Hammer Time

Postby gotama » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:59 am

Today I started hammering :D After battling with sunlight and mosquitos for about an hour, I had to stop for the night. Sunk about 4cm so far :lol: More pics tomorrow ;)
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Edit: I'm going to keep a list of materials and prices for anyone else that wants to try their hand at it:


Gloves - $1
Ear Muffs - $6
Safety Glasses - $1
55 gal. drum - $10
4lb Sledgehammer - $8
Wood Mallet - Free
Tuning Ring - $225
18 gauge 1008 sheet, 24"x24" - $15
2" Teardrop Mallet - $12
2.5" Teardrop Mallet - $15
Angle Grinder - $30
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Re: Hammer Time

Postby Marnamber » Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:14 am

You have something very important near the hammer that Ulf Kronman missed in his book :mrgreen:
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Re: Hammer Time

Postby Spike » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:37 am

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Re: Hammer Time

Postby dome » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:37 pm

gotama wrote:Today I started hammering :D After battling with sunlight and mosquitos for about an hour, I had to stop for the night. Sunk about 4cm so far :lol: More pics tomorrow ;)
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Hello,.. you can see here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW02VFn22tU&list=ULQubobGQmbOQ&NR=1
:)

good look!

or also you can buy this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1xU_JNzBwQ&feature=related
:lol:
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Re: Hammer Time

Postby gotama » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:14 pm

Here is the barrel marked and partially sunk

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Re: Hammer Time

Postby gotama » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:00 pm

After a nice long weekend of camping, I set out yesterday to punish my wrist some more. I have it down to 11cm now, shaped pretty evenly. Going to try and do some smoothing tonight after work. Next I have to figure out how to remove the top safely, the barrel held xylene previously, and after washing and drying it still has a hint of xylene fumes :shock:

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Re: Hammer Time

Postby Heavenly3lues » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:35 pm

Great work Gotama!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with :mrgreen:
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Re: Hammer Time

Postby TyGuy » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:51 pm

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Re: Hammer Time

Postby Dingaling » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:50 pm

I think Xylene is a tad flammable. Oxy-cut or plasma might be very exciting to watch from 50 feet or so away. I washed out a gas tank 5 or six times with soap and water and it still blew up on me. Spike probably has top notch advice on propane tanks. Seems it gets into the metal itself and is almost impossible to remove.

Good luck, maybe a cold chisel and a hammer.
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Re: Hammer Time

Postby gotama » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:00 pm

I think I am going to try and find someone local that has one of these, I read it makes a pretty rough edge though. Possibly might even try to get a flame inside of it from a good distance away :lol:

http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/mater ... r-standard

I was also thinking about just cutting the entire barrel in half with some tin snips first, then using a sawzall for the top. I am trying to leave the rim of the barrel behind.

Also I need some advice from anyone with experience, I was going to make a large wooden mallet for smoothing and sinking the last 1-2cm and when I am preparing the frame around the notes, but I ran in to this when I was picking up my sledge:

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-1-2-half ... 66206.html

Would that suffice for the purpose or would a wooden mallet have any advantages?
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