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    Default Coppering hammer...

    Someone sent me this PM.

    Coppering Hammer

    Hi Andrew,

    Hopefully this doesn't come across as abrupt, but...any chance you would sell your coppering hammer? I am looking for one in decent condition. Thank you. David

    yes Iíd be delighted to pass it on to a good home but I canít reply because whoever sent that had signed in as a guest...

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    Default Re: Coppering hammer...

    What is a coppering hammer?

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    Default Re: Coppering hammer...

    Quote Originally Posted by jamo View Post
    What is a coppering hammer?
    A hammer specifically designed for nailing copper sheet to wooden hulls as an antifouling. The hammer has a wide slightly domed striking face.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Coppering hammer...

    Thanks - makes sense, of course. That's a new one for me.

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    Default Re: Coppering hammer...

    Many cobbler's hammers have a similarly-domed face (but some have flat faces). Builders/restorers of wood/canvas canoes often use old cobbler's hammers for setting the many tacks that fasten planking to a canoe's ribs. They are generally available for reasonable prices on eBay -- just be sure of the shape of the hammer face.

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    Default Re: Coppering hammer...

    Some panel beaters hammers have a similar domed face.

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    Japanese hammers have two faces. One is flat and the other is domed. They come in a variety of sizes and weights. The heads are made of forged iron with tempered steel faces. https://www.fine-tools.com/ham7.html
    Jay

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