..Put tools away
…Put the scrap metal in the collection can
…..Write a blog post
But the one that takes a bit of time is doing maintenance on hammers. I actually like to work on my hammers but with my busy schedule, this is a task that is put off until I have more than one to work on.
I now have 2 hammers that need work on the hammer faces and another 2 that need to have the handles that have to modified.
The planishing hammer below needs a deep scratch removed. This is a hammer I picked up off of eBay and it has been sitting, ignored for over a year.
Then hammer below that is one of my forging hammers. It has/had a big ding, which has been partly removed but I never finished the work.
Lastly, the chasing hammer I picked up at AllCraft, in NYC needs the handle modified and under that is a Japanese wood mallet. The handle is too long so it must be cut down. It is under the chasing hammer so you can see how much I have to cut off.
I can remove the dings from the hammer faces today, it is the time to re-polish that will be long. I can work on the polishing during the week, when I get home from the day job. The hammer handle mods I can also do today. All this work will be done in "machine" area of my shop since it generates the most schmutz (it is a great yiddish word isn't it?)