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263291 "Adam R. Maxwell" <amaxwell@m...> 2017‑09‑10 Re: straightening a saw
> On Sep 9, 2017, at 17:35 , Ed Minch  wrote:
> 
> I picked up this hammer at a garbage sale a few years ago.  At first I thought
it was a filemaker’s hammer, but then read that the domed face made it a saw
tensioner’s hammer.  Anybody have any ideas?  The other hammer is a 16 oz
clawhammer, and I think the big drop hammer weights about 2-1/2 pounds.
> 
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruby1638/36296276504/in/dateposted-
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Sounds plausible based on a google search. I just learned recently that my
grandpa worked in the saw shop at one of the local mills, and there learned how
to gum out and flatten/retension the big circular saw blades, which is probably
what that hammer was used for. I periodically see a sawmaker's anvil for sale
around here, presumably from one of those shops. Wish I'd asked grandpa about
that before he passed on, nearly 20 years ago.

Adam

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