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    Yes ,
    Thank you very much, lots of good reading,
    much appreciated.
    Thanks
    Grahame

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    Looking good Dale
    Cheers

    DJ

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    Ok I'm calling this one done.

    Jarrad wedge slit with copper wedge.






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    Quote Originally Posted by steamingbill View Post
    Hey DSEL,

    Could those gravers also be used as hand held lathe tools ? I have read about people doing tiny detailed corrections and chamfers and safe edges using gravers on a metal lathe and have always wondered what the tools might look like.

    Will there be some future posts relating the gravers to the hammers ?

    Interesting thread, thanks. I have always wondered what the story is behind those teardrop looking hammer handles.

    Bill
    Yes you can. I have seen some nice curves done free hand on a lathe using gravers.

    I hope to get into it my self at same stage.

    After looking for as many video's ad I could on the subject (which was very few) it seems riding the tool on top dead center is the most effective and safest. While some use them as scrapers and come in from the side you risk a lot of chatter.

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    https://youtu.be/BDtrDv6uZTs

    I think this is one of the betrer video's I saw. This guy roughs with the cross slide first then finishes feee hand. You could do the entire thing free hand if you wanted

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    You can't use it now.
    Its far too nice, you might scratch it.

    Grahame

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    This is a very timely thread I am about to have a go at making a couple of hammers for my jewellery work, I think the first attempt will be to turn them on the lathe may I ask what type of steel you used.
    Do you or have you considered selling these

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    I used 4140.
    I want to keep this one but I am thinking about making a small batch to offer for sale.


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    Default Hammer Time

    I have made and sold hammers for Blacksmithing etc in the past. In fact one of the dogface hammers in this thread is sold.

    I had this hammer at an event two weekends back and a jeweller wanted to buy it on the spot he opened his offer at $300. I declined and offered to make him one but he wanted instant gratification. He did take a card though. The missus is still annoyed I didn’t take the cash.

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    If you make a batch for sale be sure to let me know.

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