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Old 06-04-2018, 04:21 PM
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Default Directional forging Peening practice phase 1 and 2

https://youtu.be/0Kw-MsKkxHA

learn what a cross peen hammer is used for in blacksmithing..
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:34 AM
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Only damn thing I know about peening hammers is my small collection of ball peen hammers. Only thing I use them for is relieving stress when shrinking metal, or 'peen shrinking' if that's a term

If I can't apply force to do my shrink restraint, then I'll heat the area to cherry red, then peen it to (draw?) the metal inwards to reduce its volume. The actual hammer blows are when the metal just starts to transition into normal color......not when it's close to being soft.

On tubing, let's say...…..heat it up red, and you get a pretty good bulge. Let it start to cool, then whack away at it with the hammer...….not Viking Whamo's, just a relatively medium blow. Works like a charm most of the time.

If'n you're desperate, and in a bigass hurry...…...gently work the bulge when it's in the red...…...BUT BUYER BEWARE

I know not why this works, but it does, and that's good enuff for me

Don't believe I could be a blacksmith. Gotta beat on shit all day. I can't stand using a hammer to do fitup work, or remove stubborn slag. Drives me nuts...…...I hate loud noise. Hell,,,,,I wear earplugs when using an engine drive welder...drives me nuts, and makes me grouchy as Hell.
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Sorta like to save my ears for this stuff

https://youtu.be/mFWQgxXM_b8

Not bein' a high brow type, I like less tightass tunes too.

https://youtu.be/norUV0lcvXQ

Or anything by Waylon

I like to think, at my age, my ears are good enough to hear my dog fart. And he be one quiet farter
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Now I gotta go beat on some shit

Straightening, and gusset job for today
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Time is expended un-necessarily without directional hammering in mind to push, pull control to move material. Doing so saves so much time during and after cleaning up of a part in progress.

I don't know if all view this as needed, but it is something that should be learned through trial and error etc because it's time saver. At least an arm saver.

I've gotten pretty good at switching arms for hammering and have gotten to where I've got as much control in one arm as the other. Still can't get a worthy sentence written with the right hand, but I can hammer with either. lol

Jen, your videos posted on directional hammering is worthy of repeated viewings as it's in depth and correct in practice. Well done.
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I wear earplugs when using an engine drive welder...drives me nuts, and makes me grouchy as Hell.
My hearing is already shot and my ears are ready for the 'Aids', but I've found Valium takes the edge off.
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Jen, you coming down Virginia way this summer? If so, visit me and my 60-or-so hammer collection. I have various straight and cross-pein hammers and at least one "straight" one that is offset about 20 degrees.
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My hearing is already shot and my ears are ready for the 'Aids', but I've found Valium takes the edge off.
When I was in the Peace Corps in Thailand, I found Valium very useful when taking an overnight bus to Bangkok. Available very cheaply over-the-counter at the drug store mere steps away from the bus stop. It reduced panic attacks when you saw an oncoming full log truck in the middle of your lane in the wee hours of the night. (Nowadays, the driving is worse and under-the-table Valium costs more.)
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Jen, your videos posted on directional hammering is worthy of repeated viewings as it's in depth and correct in practice. Well done.
Thanks.. I've been trying to find content which is over looked or not shared or known by the new 1000's of smiths cropping up after Forged in fire..

The level of mixed content (good and bad) is crazy.. How does a new person know what is good or bad till 5-7 years in..
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Pops, sorry but came and went.. My days there were so busy I didn't have time for much else other than the conference and Mom visits.. Sorry about that..

maybe next time I'm in Scottsville.. Turns out my Moms to the conference center was 80miles 1way so was lots of miles and time going back an forth..

I did get a Visit with Scrapper Greg and his wonderful family at the homestead which was a very pleasant surprise..
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