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Old 11-02-2020, 09:27 AM   #471
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These were the pick of the hammers. A pear shaped bossing mallet, a round mallet and, in the middle, a planishing hammer.


It's the one in the middle that I really like. I previously used an old Snap-on planishing hammer, but this one is much better weighted. It just feels "right" in the hand. The striking face is perfect too, just the right radius.
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These were the pick of the hammers. A pear shaped bossing mallet, a round mallet and, in the middle, a planishing hammer.


It's the one in the middle that I really like. I previously used an old Snap-on planishing hammer, but this one is much better weighted. It just feels "right" in the hand. The striking face is perfect too, just the right radius.
Nice

I am sure they will be put to good use

I wouldn't mind betting one or two have been tried out already
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Much better effort on the update. Please try and keep it up.
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This week, more work on the front wing




I wasn't going to weld in the headlight bowl yet, but I gat a bit carried away!
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This week, more work on the front wing




I wasn't going to weld in the headlight bowl yet, but I gat a bit carried away!
better carry on then
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And so on to the other side

Stretching, always start with a stretch!
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Once the "valley" was in the right shape I started on the wing top. Cue the bossing mallet and shot bag!



Bash that shape in!



A bit (actually, a lot!) of wheeling and shaping later, it starts to come good.
Some planishing and we're good to weld up
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Tacked together


And welded




Sometimes it just goes right! To think I did that all in one day, I wish it always went like that!
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Sometimes it just goes right! To think I did that all in one day, I wish it always went like that!
once again I take my hat off to you
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Fantastic thread, epic skills on parade - thank you for taking the time to share, it really is appreciated.

Result buying those old beating hammers - new stuff is just shite.
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