Hammer time?

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Easylife
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I found this crusty hammer type tool a while back but not sure exactly what it is, it kind of resembles a claw hammer though has a chisel like blade instead. It looks to have had a fair bit of use.
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I gave it a fair zap.
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It cleaned up some but any more is a job for another time.
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It appears to be some woodworking tool, maybe Figgis has one? :Thinking: :D
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I was gonna go with an early welding hammer, but one of the profiles in the photos doesnt really match that sort of thing
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Most of my tools are battery operated these days :lol: It could well be something like an adze with the other end a hammer. They do exist :thumbsup:
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Can’t help with the ID but really interested in the solution you are using to do the electrolysis. Still never tried it on iron and I’d like to give it a go :D
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:01 pm Can’t help with the ID but really interested in the solution you are using to do the electrolysis. Still never tried it on iron and I’d like to give it a go :D
It's just the usual washing soda. An ordinary car battery charger (not an intelligent one) works well on iron, I had good results on some old horseshoes. :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:09 pm It's just the usual washing soda. An ordinary car battery charger (not an intelligent one) works well on iron, I had good results on some old horseshoes. :thumbsup:
Thanks Easylife, appreciate the guidance. I’ll give it a go :Star:
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figgis wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:33 pm It could well be something like an adze with the other end a hammer. They do exist :thumbsup:
And you are correct. :thumbsup:
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/221063
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Not too dissimilar to a couple of open clawed Estwings I have.The open claw is useful as a crude chisel,or maybe not so crude,in skilled hands,so the adze is completely logical,although this one could do with a bit of a sharpening.
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