the hammer is to be used on the knockoff hubs on a set of gold daytons, the metal is softer so it wont mar the gold, but wont bounce upon impact.Why do you need a lead hammer? Couldn't you use a dead blow hammer found just about anywhere that sells tools i.e. Sears, Harbor Freight, etc.?
And probably enjoy the brain damage after heating and inhaling/contacting leadGo to the hardware store, buy ~10 lbs of lead and a nice wooden handle.
Drill a large hole thru the handle on the side you want to be the face.
Build a wood mold the size you want your hammer to be.
Wearing leather gloves, protective clothing, a face shield, and boots:
Melt the lead in a steel can with a propane torch.
Adding flux will make for a better pour...read directions carefully.
Heat the mold and handle with the torch, making sure there is no water on either.
Put handle in mold, pour lead around handle, let cool.
The drill hole is full of lead, and will keep the head from coming off.
You will have to rework it every few years; cut it all off the handle, remelt it, and repour it.
Don't pour molten anything into a wet mold; you won't like it, and you'll make babies cry when you walk by...
Don't use lead free alloys; they're too soft.
I've worked with lead everyday for the last 30 years; that probably explains a lot... :tongue: (I'm an electronics guy)And probably enjoy the brain damage after heating and inhaling/contacting lead
My dad had a job when he was kid where he was to pick up the drops on the floor. They almost always had little drops of condensation on them. He picked up little dime and quarter sixed ones all the time and threw them in the pot, a pop here a pop there. Then he found one about plate size and threw it in. Had a nice round scar/dent on the back of his head where it popped and a nickel sized lead burned into it, almost reaching the spine.The most hazardous thing about using metallic lead is splashing it on you, unless you just like eating lead... which isn't very bioavailable as a pure metal. It is dangerous when in an organic form, however.