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Where do hammers come from?

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posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 05:20 AM
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An odd title I agree but I was using my hammer a while back and I realised that although it is my hammer and it has been for sometime I never actually bought it, It's just my hammer.

It's not the same hammer I have always had but I never bought my other hammers either, I mentioned this to a mate and he also said that he has had many hammers over the years and has also never bought one. He also agreed that he has no idea where the other ones went.

I asked about and no one I know can say where there hammer came from but it was just there hammer. you very rarely see a new hammer, they always seem to be about 30-40 years old.

First one to say aliens wins a prize.




posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 05:22 AM
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you guys are probably sleepwalking kleptomaniacs.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 05:25 AM
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a reply to: IShotMyLastMuse

So did you buy your hammer? Do you actually remember buying it?

It's the same with random screwdivers, they just seem to appear in a drawer when you need one.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 05:27 AM
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i have purchased like 5 and never got one when i need it, i think they come from people like me



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 05:27 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

This is soooooooo true. How spooky. I have never seen a shiny new hammer. Ever!!
It's like nuts and bolts. got a box of them in the shed, never bought any of them.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 05:28 AM
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I personally like ball peen hammers, mines gone, do you have my hammer?



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 05:31 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Now you mention it...

I've worked (on and off) in construction since 18 and obviously always owned hammers - can't say I've ever bought one.


The one in the thumbnail has been going strong since early 2000s and was a gift brought back from NYC. IMHO it's the Excalibur of claw hammers and the peak of evolutionary design.




posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 05:47 AM
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a reply to: sussy

I actually bought a new hammer once from a 99p store.

I swear on my life that it had a sticker on it saying "warning do not strick hard objects with this hammer"

Taking heed I did not use it for nailing but instead tried to take out a nail with thee claw and it snapped.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 06:17 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Home Depot.

Actually, from China first.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 06:21 AM
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I remember my Ball Peen being new and unused about thirty years ago but I couldn't tell you where I got it or how.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 06:26 AM
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Yes, very true OP. The same with pens and lighters, they just happen to be there, with no recollection of ever buying one...S&F



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 06:26 AM
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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: nonspecific

Home Depot.

Actually, from China first.


I hope you were in China at the time, thats a long way to go to buy a hammer else.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 06:26 AM
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Kinda like pens.

I have about a bazillion all over the place but probably haven't actually bought one since...?

Jude11



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 06:31 AM
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a reply to: jude11

Same here, I don't think I have ever bought a pen but I have loads of them.

Where are these things coming from??

It's got to be aliens surely?



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 06:39 AM
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Kandinsky beat me to it. I've had my Estwing for about 25 years and it's still the best I've ever used. No wood handle to break, just a one piece, hot forged nail drivin' son of a .......wait, gettin' carried away. It's a good hammer.
I think I've found more than I've bought. Be working on an old house and you find hammer heads buried in the dirt that are still usable. Take it home, clean it up and pop in a new handle. I think my screwdrivers are mating in my toolbox. Seems every time I open it, I got a new one that I know I didn't buy.


edit on 3-4-2015 by DAVID64 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 06:50 AM
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So that's where all my hammers go.

I've inherited a few, bought a few, borrowed a few...

I never seem to have a hammer when I need one. I bought five weighted hammers at a yard sale- a matched set for doing body work. Only two seem to exist anymore.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 06:53 AM
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I found one of my hammers and now I'm gonna have to wrestle her to get it back...


I hope I lose.

Jude11



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 06:54 AM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
So that's where all my hammers go.

I've inherited a few, bought a few, borrowed a few...

I never seem to have a hammer when I need one. I bought five weighted hammers at a yard sale- a matched set for doing body work. Only two seem to exist anymore.


I'm starting to think that tools are nomadic, a bit like the littlest hobo.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 06:58 AM
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originally posted by: jude11
I found one of my hammers and now I'm gonna have to wrestle her to get it back...


I hope I lose.

Jude11


So many Double Entendre's, I know, I know off topic post and all that.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 07:46 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

I know where all of my tools came from. My bill hook was my grandfathers, and it was manufactured in the 1930s by a company called Staniforth. My screwdriver set (which includes several regular drivers, three stubby drivers, a ratchet screw driver and heads, and a precision screwdriver kit with something like forty precision heads) is of the Goodyear make, and came in a VERY reasonably priced multipack from a company called Toolstream, who supply our store with hardware items in general. My hammer also came from that company. My pliers were purchased from a company called S.E. Apex, which no longer exists. My precision files, and my large rasps, they all came from Toolstream, as did my electrical tester screw driver, and my hacksaw. Oh, same for my adjustable wrenches, locking pliers, craft knife, and other miscellaneous bits and bobs.

My Worx powered screwdriver was a Christmas present, and one is not supposed to know where those came from! Oh and who could forget my DeWalt DC 727 drill? That was purchased from Cash Converters in Basildon in Essex, where a good friend of mine worked at the time. I got a GREAT deal on that thing!

My locksmithing tools, including some specialist, not supposed to be available to the general public, non destructive entry tools, all came from a company called SKS, who supply locksmiths with all manner of gear to make their lives easier! I will not go into much detail about those, but I know where they came from!


edit on 3-4-2015 by TrueBrit because: Removed glaring spelling error.



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