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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2022, 10:20:49 PM »
That will make a good Bday present for my little brother who has everything else
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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2022, 10:33:04 PM »
Ya ever hit your thumb with a 24 OZ framer  :shocked:

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I have to use both hands to pick up a 24 oz Bud, so I don't think I could ever hit my thumb with a 24 oz framer.
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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2022, 11:12:50 PM »
There are a few guys here that I wouldn’t say that to.

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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2022, 11:33:13 PM »
I have 5 Brothers that have 5 friends each. We have scars, not tattoos.
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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2022, 11:44:24 PM »
 Wow! I have one of these in my tool box! thought it was for vac. line removing! :violent1:
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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2022, 12:48:52 AM »
I have fat fingers. For little short nails, I use a pair of needle nose pliers. Why would I buy and carry plastic pliers that probably couldn't be used for much more. My brothers were both carpenters. One's statement was if you hit a nail more than twice, you needed more practice and to buy your own nails.

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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2022, 03:48:55 AM »
It's going to be a looooonnnng couple of months till the thaw in this place me thinks.

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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2022, 04:45:55 AM »
What happens when you hit that plastic with a hammer?
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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2022, 06:39:33 AM »
Is there now a helmet law in order to use a hammer, too?! :shocked:  :huh:

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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2022, 06:45:04 AM »
Ya ever hit your thumb with a 24 OZ framer  :shocked:

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I just marked on my calendar that I agreed with Dusty.   :grin:

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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2022, 06:46:04 AM »
I could use that to remove spiders from the bedroom.
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2022, 07:00:02 AM »
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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2022, 07:07:55 AM »
 :coffee:  Screw it, glue it, or nail gun.   Probably been 20 years since I drove a nail.
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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2022, 07:08:13 AM »
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What if someone had physical issues, or no experience and needed this, would you call them wimps?
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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2022, 07:49:17 AM »
I guess they have been wimps since 1892. Anyone else a fan of American Restoration?

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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2022, 08:04:30 AM »
What if someone had physical issues, or no experience and needed this, would you call them wimps?
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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2022, 08:13:25 AM »
Ya ever hit your thumb with a 24 OZ framer  :shocked:

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Yes I have, actually...and I still have my 24-ounce ESTWING hammer from when I was framing houses back in NY 1982.... (I was MUCH younger then!!)  :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh: :laugh: :grin: :wink:
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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2022, 08:19:07 AM »
Ya ever hit your thumb with a 24 OZ framer  :shocked:

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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2022, 08:21:34 AM »
My grandfather's words that were hammered into my head as a young boy-





The whole point is to not hit your hands or to miss and hit the work, but the granite still devours your body.  Years later, during my stonecarving apprenticeship, we (the carvers & sculptors) were asked to contribute to a invitation-only art show about the often-overlooked art of our craft.  So I used some of the worn out but very cool jersey & duct tape carving gloves that I had saved, along with used granite crate lumber & banding, to put my grandfather's words in better context for outsiders. It was the only work in the show produced in the negative and a big hit-









fwiw, I like my 6lb hammer best.  an 8lb head on a short handle cuts great, but the handles can't handle the heavy head.

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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2022, 08:37:57 AM »
And this….



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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2022, 09:18:36 AM »
I was an exterior trim carpenter for close to 20 years.  I used a 22oz framing hammer with waffles ground off. I hit my index finger so many times my nail was misshapen. It took years for it to return to normal after I quit that line of work. I was one of the first to use a pneumatic nailer. It took some modification to work on trim, this was before manufacturers came out with nailers made specifically for that purpose. I'm glad I got out of that, doing it year around in Denver took it's toll.
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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2022, 10:58:33 AM »
If pain and disfiguring injury are some kind of litmus test of manhood, why not use the hammer on the skull and remove all doubt?
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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2022, 12:25:51 PM »
It seems to have a purpose.  Particularly useful for slants and odd angles.  Yes, I've busted my thumb and fingers.  Heck, I almost smashed Dusty's hand in a tailgate. 

One thing I can tell ya, as you get older those aches and pains come more often.  Recently, I had some chronic pain in my thumb and around the heel of my hand.  Many of the injuries are because of wrote repetition.  And unlike exercise, doing more of it, only makes it worse.  The therapist was clear that working your hands (and other joints, tendons and muscles) when you could use an opener or grip would save you trouble later and not make you stronger for your effort.  The PT has worked for me, I'm 90% better, it took abut 6 months.   BTW- it's my third bout of PT for different body parts.
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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2022, 01:22:38 PM »
I know I could use it instead of a longnose when trying to hammer in hiking stick medallion nails into the hardest wood that I made their sticks out of. Damn wood keeps bending all the nails. No telling how long it floated around in northern Lake Michigan.

So based on this thread is it wimp or smarter?
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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2022, 02:14:01 PM »
 I want one.  I had a 100 yr old house, full dimension lumber you couldn't drive a nail into.   :embarrassed:

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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
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BTw..look at the skinny girl fingers boys have these days.    :huh:

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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2022, 02:50:19 PM »
I could use that to remove spiders from the bedroom.

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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2022, 04:08:15 PM »
Locking pliers work for me.  Have them in different sizes too and shapes but of course their use is when it's needed.   :boozing:
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Re: Why American men are becoming wimps
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2022, 06:53:18 PM »
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