Caught up on the house renovations for the moment and most other things as well so can't wait to get back into the build. Have been working on a few tools when I had a bit of spare time now and again and thought I would show some finished so far.
Nearly 20 years ago I was noodling for opals in a very remote field in the Outback and came across this, then new, bulldozer ripping tooth buried in a mullock heap. It is a big heavy thing and thought it would come in handy one day. Cleaned it up and have welded a stem on to it to use as a stake dolly.
The underside has some useful shapes to it as well as the sides. Just the head is 250mm/10" long and weighs 16kg/35lbs. Going to make a bracket so it can be fasten to the side of my welding table, or be used in one of my bench vices or the portable one shown here.
Been looking for a few years for a high crown hammer to use in the back of curved metal as well. Couldn't find one so made this one up from an old English forged head I picked up at a swap meet in Ballarat this year. It had flat round heads and added to it until they were square and shaped the high crown on.
This end is shaped perpendicular to the other as often can't hit in the same direction.