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I have feelings about the "Hand-Hammered" look in fenders and other things

Old 11-12-22, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Schweinhund
I have 18 vintage and antique American frying pans, as well as one French pan along with 3 Dutch ovens like the hammered one I posted. I'm an equal opportunity hoarder.
They are awesome when you use them with gas and even better with induction heating
Oh man, we switched to induction this year and it is fantastic. Micro level adjustment, even heat. Cast iron rules on it.
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Oh man, we switched to induction this year and it is fantastic. Micro level adjustment, even heat. Cast iron rules on it.
I call it heating with gas without the gas.
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Originally Posted by streetsurfer
beauriful coaches but are they hammered or extruded?
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While late to this thread (due to the passing of Tropical Storm Nicole), I've enjoyed it on so many different levels: Beginning with the observations about the OP's tone and approach, to the comparisons with other hammered products, and shaped metal which offers a different aesthetic, functionality, and other characteristics when compared to smooth metal.

As I read through the more than 100 posts, I kept thinking about the dimples on a golf ball and their effect on aerodynamics. I'm glad majmt helped with that connection.
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Another advantage of the dimpling is reduction of aerodynamic drag - just like a golf ball.
Which got me to thinking:
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So instead of "red bikes go faster," it should be "red bikes with hammered fenders go faster?"

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I just realized - they must go even faster if the hammered fenders are red anodized.

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YUP! Makes that CV go like a Rocket!
Gold aero bikes actually go the fastest.

I need to hammer my Lotus Super Pro Aero frame and fork and install hammered fenders! Just think of how fast it will fly!

The only problem might be--- that some C&Vers are convinced my brake levers are in the wrong position.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
I need to hammer my Lotus Super Pro Aero frame and fork and install hammered fenders! Just think of how fast it will fly!

The only problem might be--- that some C&Vers are convinced my brake levers are in the wrong position.
Wouldn't you be better off hammering a Colnago with Gilco tubing instead? I'll loan you my biggest sledgehammer.

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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
I need to hammer my Lotus Super Pro Aero frame and fork and install hammered fenders! Just think of how fast it will fly!
I don't know about that, Bob, but you should definitely wear this helmet:
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Originally Posted by Schweinhund
Hammer hammer




That's right, Erie, PA!!! 😎👍😎
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Originally Posted by Schweinhund
Hammer hammer
I have one of these that is a family heirloom, and I looked it up a few years ago to find that it is not hammered, but cast. I'd never questioned it because my dad always said it was hand-hammered. I supposed somebody could have hammered the mold, but nobody took a hammer to the actual iron. Still very cool, but these fall into the faux category.
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Originally Posted by JacobLee
I have one of these that is a family heirloom, and I looked it up a few years ago to find that it is not hammered, but cast. I'd never questioned it because my dad always said it was hand-hammered. I supposed somebody could have hammered the mold, but nobody took a hammer to the actual iron. Still very cool, but these fall into the faux category.
?? Cast iron? of course it's cast, lol!
It's the casting mold in this case that's hand hammered, most likely an aluminum pan they used to make the original mold
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Originally Posted by dedhed
I sold this guy some of my grandfather's blacksmith tools when he was starting out now he hand hammers hammers.

https://www.cergolforge.com/?variant=40204869501017
Love it!

My hand-hammered 'hawk. Not from my hands.
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Originally Posted by Schweinhund
?? Cast iron? of course it's cast, lol!
It's the casting mold in this case that's hand hammered, most likely an aluminum pan they used to make the original mold
Yeah, I felt pretty silly when I finally looked it up. I've learned over the years to google almost everything my dad has ever told me, because half of it is wrong! The other half is the best advice you could hope for. One of my dad's classic sayings was, "Son, the point is not to sweep the driveway; the point is to get the driveway clean." Took me a decade or so to fully appreciate that one.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
beauriful coaches but are they hammered or extruded?
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After reading 141 posts on this thread, I am about to get "hammered"

Who says I can't play the violin?
Hammer on my friends, Ben
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