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rawhide hammer

a hammer, used to avoid damaging a surface, having a head consisting of a metal tube from each end of which a tight roll of hide protrudes
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  • A rawhide hammer should be used to avoid marks on the face of the corner.

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  • The corners should be brought well together, using a rawhide hammer, No. 1, Plate 2.

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  • If the face is somewhat irregular, it can be trued up by placing it on a block of wood and going over it with a rawhide hammer.

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  • The piece is again placed over the metal and, with a rawhide hammer, worked into shape.

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