I do love my tools, but you know, just only vintage tools have all the beauty (at least I think so)
For my work, mini hammer (jeweler hammer) is quite important but to have a vintage one, it's always a problem: I can't afford it !
So, the solution ? I bought one from my local blacksmith and refine it my style !
As you can see in pics 2 and 3: it's not quite beautiful.
The very easy way to add detail to this hammer is using files, you will need a round, a bastard, a fine file and some 1000 grit sand papers (maybe least).
As show pics 4, you can see I filed two lines which divided the hammer to 3 parts: the top and the bottom were hardened so we should avoid filing them, the middle is quite soft so I easily worked with it.
Use round file to make 2 lines, the bastard to file down the edges and the fine file to round all the corners.
The sand paper will come at the end to bring a shiny look to all the piece.
Hope you enjoy it !
Thanks for reading.