Fuller (metalworking)

Definition and Types of Fullers
– A fuller is a metalworking tool used to shape metal when hot.
– It has a rounded nose, either cylindrical or parabolic in shape.
– Fullers can have either a handle (upper fuller) or a shank (lower fuller).
– The shank of the lower fuller allows it to be inserted into the hardy hole of the anvil.
– Upper fullers come in straight or cross varieties, depending on the handle’s orientation.

Function and Usage of Fullers
– Fullers are forging tools used to spread metal.
– They are placed against the metal stock and struck with a hammer.
– The rounded nose of the fuller spreads the metal more efficiently than a flat-faced hammer.
– Fullering creates ridges in the stock, which can be flattened later with a hammer or other tools.
– Fullering refers to any forging process that creates a sharp transition in cross-sectional area.

Related Concepts and Techniques
– Fuller (groove) is a groove on a blade often created by fullering.
Swaging is another metalworking technique related to shaping metal.
– Fullers and fullering are discussed in detail in the referenced article.
– Fullering can be achieved using only a hammer and the edge of the anvil.
– The anvil acts as the fuller in some types of fullering.

References and Additional Resources
– Fullers and fullering can be further explored in the referenced article.
– The article provides detailed information and examples.
– The metalworking article is a stub and can be expanded.
– The tool article is also a stub and can be expanded.
– The Wikipedia page for Fuller (metalworking) can be accessed for more information.

Categorization and Stub Articles
– Fullers are categorized as metalworking hand tools and press tools.
– The article is classified as a stub in the metalworking and tool categories.
– The Wikipedia page can be edited and expanded to provide more information.
– The article is part of the hidden category of all stub articles.
– Expanding the stub articles will contribute to the improvement of the content.Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuller_(metalworking)