It would be like cracking a nut with a steam hammer for you to devote your brains to this case.
In the German way they had used a steam hammer to crack a hickory nut.
In fact it was the steam hammer which first rendered the large steamship possible.
Like Tubal Cain of old, they welded molten iron into form and shape, long before the steam hammer was thought about.
For cutting off under the steam hammer, the hack shown in Fig. 2879 is used, being simply a wedge with an iron handle.
It was like killing a butterfly with a steam hammer, to loose so much vengeance against this frail piece of china.
Mr. Nasmyth not only invented the steam hammer, but the steam pile driver as well.
For instance, we saw a man straightening the rails with a steam hammer; it was very skilled work, and I was told he was making 7d.
To the steam hammer we owe the first heavy armor plate for our battle ships and the propeller shafts of our earlier steamships.
The same principle gives high economy to the steam hammer and pile-driver of Nasmyth.