|I stumbled across this trio of tools the other day. |
Lead beating tools I made back in 2005.
|Homemade lead working tools|
I made these so I could work on fitting lead roll mops to a flat roof on an old property we were working on in the Teme Valley.
Somehow buying these tools didn't enter my head. Instead I found some beech I had in my store and knocked them up in a night so they were ready for the next day. The bossing mallet was a little big (I only had a picture to go on) but it was still useful to "pull" the lead round corners, whereas the chasing chisel was great to get the lead tight into corners and edges - the ferule is a bit of 28m copper pipe to save the end from splitting.