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Offline Branson

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Re: Fresh out of the garden
« Reply #105 on: November 26, 2012, 12:32:36 AM »
I got to thinking about the 8# hammer.  Sledge is not as precise a word as we may think.   After a fruitless search of the internet, I picked up a 1950 Stanley tool catalog.   The Stanley made hammer of this pattern is found under Stanley Atha heavy hammers and sledges, STRIKING AND DRILLING HAMMERS, and is labled "Nevada or Long Pattern.  You could get them from 4 to16 pounds.  Hand Drilling or Stone Cutters Hammers are a separate section on the same page.  The next page lists Blacksmiths Sledges,  in 8 to 20 pounds, and these have the full octagon faces like the engineer's hammer. 

So, it could be a drilling hammer.  I'd be willing to bet, though, that it was used by Oily's people for splitting firewood and banging things that needed heavy banging rather than drilling.  It's the same kind my grandfather use for splitting wood.


Offline ArtDeco

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Re: Fresh out of the garden
« Reply #106 on: August 29, 2013, 10:52:43 PM »
I don't know if you're still searching or not but I really like this thread.

Slave tags - if you're not familiar with them already, you might want to. All sorts of value in those.

Offline leach

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Re: Fresh out of the garden
« Reply #107 on: November 27, 2013, 11:23:35 AM »
oily check out  WHITES METAL DETECTOR DFX 300, thats the one i have its great and goes deeper in the ground a little Spencey but well worth it  you will get hooked on metal detecting like i have good fun and never know what you will find what i like the most is finding old silver coins i bet theres all kinds of coins in your yard i am jealous 

Offline OilyRascal

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Re: Fresh out of the garden
« Reply #108 on: November 27, 2013, 03:27:54 PM »
Thanks, Leach!  I had a go at "detecting" with one I had borrowed from family and found myself completely frustrated with the exercise.  It's no surprise money/quality matters here.
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Offline OilyRascal

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Re: Fresh out of the garden
« Reply #109 on: May 04, 2014, 03:40:00 AM »
I found some wrenching steel again today while playing in the soil.  This found while digging pier footings for the new home.





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Offline john k

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Re: Fresh out of the garden
« Reply #110 on: May 04, 2014, 05:32:47 AM »
Keep digging, the rest of it may be down there!   Funny how things turn up in the darndest places. 
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Offline Chillylulu

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Re: Fresh out of the garden
« Reply #111 on: May 04, 2014, 10:03:47 AM »
Yeah, keep digging - your gonna hit the mother lode.  There may be a whole toolbox full of tools down there!

If you sell vegetables from that garden, maybe you can label them "Iron Enriched."

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Offline Nolatoolguy

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Re: Fresh out of the garden
« Reply #112 on: May 05, 2014, 03:13:26 PM »
I got to come dig in your yard. Maybe I will find some gold coins or something.
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where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
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Offline rusty

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Re: Fresh out of the garden
« Reply #113 on: May 05, 2014, 04:14:34 PM »
Keep digging. I know there is a wrench nut in your garden somewhere...
Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.

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Re: Fresh out of the garden
« Reply #114 on: June 07, 2014, 10:54:17 PM »
Vinegar is a great rust (and paint and…) remover; inexpensive and reuseable. Flush well with water, 'cause it's acid, when satisfied. Only things it's ever harmed for me were Damascus treadle sewing machine (Monkey Ward's brand) needles — ate 'em completely up.  I left them in too long, I know (3 days).