View Full Version : Old Slim "The Hammer Man" newspaper article (1979)
10-16-2011, 10:11 AM
Reading Eagle - Jan 27, 1979
Im getting errors for parts 3 & 4, I'll check images size limits and post in a reply...
10-16-2011, 10:12 AM
Ok, worked this time, good...
10-16-2011, 10:14 AM
Hard to read here. Images dont open as large as they did on another forum...
10-16-2011, 10:16 AM
You can go here and read...
10-17-2011, 04:43 AM
Very nice find, Dave. I liked the way the writer described the physics involved, which I had never seen an article actually do before.Thanks for finding that. Maybe you should be an Archivist (did I spell that correctly?)
10-17-2011, 06:01 AM
Thanks Mike, I knew you would enjoy that one...
10-19-2011, 06:17 PM
l met Slim at a Delco Highland games (before the pipers closed it down) walked on his toes as I remember, HUGE hands.
10-20-2011, 04:33 AM
Great find man! I actually liked all the articles accept the one involving physics. Journalists don't really have a good track record for getting things right:;lh) especially not when it comes to physics. I recognize the error to. It is the same exact error the oldtimers usually make! Might this article be the source?
Well a 25 lb sledge with a 30" handle would only produce 750 inch-pounds of torque, if your hand was 1" wide:;lh).
I measured my hand while holding a sledge, and it is about 4". Which would produce roughly 190 inch-pounds. Less if your hands are wider, and more if your hands are narrower.
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