Graphical Construction Glossary >> Tools. >> Hand Tools >> Blacksmiths Vise
As with all hammers there is not only variety in the shape, for different uses, but also in the size and weight. The smith above needs a hammer that is just right to do the job before the metal cools. Anything smaller would take too long and anything larger would have less control.
A typical activity in a smithy. The smith holds and turns the material as required while with the smaller single faced striker hammer he belts the hot metal where he wants the main blow to strike. His assistant strikes the same spot with a heavy two handed Sledge Hammer. This action of light blows followed by heavy ones is a repeated procedure until the work is placed in the forge again.
Above is a small cross peen hammer that in the UK is known as a Warrington Hammer. It has a light weight and quite a long handle and it is used for driving in panel pins or small nails. Using for fixing beading around glazing in doors and windows,
For more on a ball peen hammer.
If you didn't find exactly what you are looking for try this search tool that will search the site and the web.
"What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
"When we build, let us think that we build for ever."John Ruskin 1819-1900
Furniture Fittings - Architectural Hardware - Electronic Locking Systems - Technical Hardware
Roof Glossary and Roofing
Formwork Glossary and other tempory work.
Hand Tools Glossary
Power Tools Glossary
Calculator Pages.Concrete yardage calculator
Reader's Questions.Questions and answers.
Please Note! The information on this site is offered as a guide only! When we are talking about areas where building regulations or safety regulations could exist,the information here could be wrong for your area. It could be out of date! Regulations breed faster than rabbits!
You must check your own local conditions.
Copyright © Bill Bradley 2007-2012. All rights reserved.