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Old 03-18-2011, 01:08 PM
David Gardiner David Gardiner is offline
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Many simple hand tools can be made. Lots of people make pear shaped mallets from old baseball bats. I make Dolly's from old fork lift forks. A piece of railway track is most useful. A flipper (slapper) can be made from an old leaf spring. Chasing or caulking tools can be made from hardwood or from bolster (brick chisel). There are many many hand tools that can be made very simply- you dont have to invest much money to get started.

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