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    Posted 10 months ago

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    Which would otherwise be more commonly recognized as a sledgehammer head's about the same size as a (large) paver brick but probably weighs more than twice as much, 18 pounds or so. Measures about 3" square and 7-1/2" long, I haven't the slightest idea how old it really might be.

    I finally "appropriated" it yesterday afternoon from one of my Sister's houses decks, where I first noticed it numerous yrs ago and it has been banging around ever since...hope the basketball hoop thing it was most recently helping to 'hold up' (as a counterweight) doesn't fall over without it there now...? ;-) Only the smallest bits of its original wood handle remain (as it was the first time I spotted it yrs ago) and there's probably a good chance that her husband [R.I.P. Steve] could have been the one that broke the handle off of it while using it to beat the h*ll outta something else somewhere, again years ago. :-) <lol>

    If there are any actual maker's marks on it anywhere I haven't discovered them yet... just one more little (slightly too heavy) chunk of assorted rusty metal things I'll eventually find some fun spot for in what should usually be a flower garden somewhere around here...rusty metal chunks/pretty rocks/etc. don't require watering/weeding/maintenance after all, do they...? <giggle>

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    1. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 10 months ago
      I used to use a 20 lb. sledgehammer years ago in a Metal Fab Shop I worked at to take some of the tight radius out of 6 x 6 x 5/8" steel angle I rolled to go around steel tanks we used build!!!
      We called that hammer a "Monday" cause after you used it awhile you felt like Monday morning after a wild weekend!!!!
      Still remember guys calling out where's the Monday I need it!!!
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 10 months ago
      Thanks very much for your fun comment 'Stuff and your <love it> tap, also Watchsearcher, Vynil33rpm, fortapache, kwqd, vetraio50, lptools, Irishcollector., MALKEY, Brunswick, blunderbuss2, poticheman, & Broochman for your additional <love it>s for this big-a** chunka oldish iron! (I'm sure glad I don't have to 'swing it' for my living?!! <lolol>)

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