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  1. #926
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    Spent the whole morning doing something. It might make it on Youtube. Definitely a blacksmith tool.

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    That's what I was thinking too... unless he imported Chinese equipment...
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    One of my internet buddies wanted to do some trading, so I ended up with a really nice box of goodies!



    The motor is 1hp and will likely get one of those small belt grinder attachments stuck on it. The sucker rod.... I have no idea what I'll make with it, but I'm really looking forward to the opportunity. It's 1-1/8" rod, so a perfect size for leafing hammers. Maybe I'll use a part of it to make a large drift. The knuckle could be made into a hammer and a top tool or two. I see a rivet buck or a scroll starter (already have one of those), and it's going to be a real challenge to hold off on doing anything with it until I have something in mind that'd be really handy. The last time I made a scroll starter, I thought it'd get a lot of use and it's just collecting rust.

    A box like this really makes me happy!!

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    Nice , Vaughn! What stuff did you trade?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Nice , Vaughn! What stuff did you trade?
    Would you believe all he wanted was my copy of that book on making a hydraulic forging press?!?!?!

    Nuts, I know, but I'll take that kind of deal. Of course, I'll be sure to load up the box with some iron goodies. Maybe I'll send him one of my authentic Australian railroad spikes. Those things are very rare and impossible to come by so he'll probably be only the second person in all the US to actually have one.

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    What happened with the "something" you were building in post #926?
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    It’s noon Saturday and I just unloaded my new to me 50pound power hammer.

    It’s a Canadian Giant made under license to Little Giant by Jardine in Ontario.

    It runs and pounds. Might end up being a winter restoration project.






    Palletizing for easier handling.






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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    What happened with the "something" you were building in post #926?
    I can't say until I know for sure it's not going to be publicized by the recipient. It was a gift and he might not want it known. Nothing fancy, that's for sure, but something I now wish I had taken pictures of. You've already seen the one I use all the time in the pictures here, so I never thought it was worth photographing me doing it all over again. Still, it if gets airtime on youtube, I'll be sure to share a link. Every blacksmith should have one and it's a shame they don't. Cool that I invented it, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    ..... my new to me 50pound power hammer. It’s a Canadian Giant made under license to Little Giant by Jardine in Ontario.
    Gorgeous hammer! Oddly enough, I was just talking on FB about how trade policies really kill home-town manufacturing like CG. There was a fellow showing off his beautiful, brand new chinese hammer/press being installed somewhere in Canada and I couldn't help but wonder how a company in China can make the thing, ship it halfway around the world, fly in professional installers to make sure it was squared away.... and still turn enough profit to make the whole thing worthwhile. YET, no Canadian company can match that. Gotta be some serious politicking going on!

    Anyhow, congrats on the wonderful score. I hope you'll detail the restoration.

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    I can hear those tow straps groaning from here ! Nice score!
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    I’d rather hear the straps groaning than my back. LOL. Too old for that BS.
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    Man handling wouldn't even be an option would it? That sucker looks heavy.
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    1800 pounds for the hammer. My back can handle the electric motor fine....
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    Speaking of power hammers, i just finished mine....

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    Good looking hammer.... nice work.
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    Nice job on the hammer, Steve!


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    Nice !!! So do you have to pour a inertia base for that monster ?
    I remember when we built my employers sheetmetal shop, the big shear had a heck of a block of concrete to set on.


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    I got to grinding out my first attempt at hard surfacing today, finally.

    Naturally, hard facing sounds easier than it proved to be the first time out the gate. As it appears, I left a divot right in the sweet spot.

    Ah well. I got plenty of Stoody rod left.
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    My shop floor is already pretty thick in that area, 10 inches or so, and the base it is on is wide and thick, so it is good to go. Thanks for the kind words.
    Tanglediver, what was the problem with the anvil originally, was it really beat up? Looks like a lot of welding and grinding.

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    I bought it new from Harbor Freight back in the 90's, it was made in Russia. It is some kind of steel anvil, but it was pitifully soft. So, I figured I'ld try the hard facing method described by Gunther and Schuler.
    http://www.anvilmag.com/smith/anvilres.htm
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    Very nice work, gentlemen!

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    I shortened and beefed up a heavy CHEP pallet to bolt my power hammer to for moving around while cleaning and otherwise assessing its condition.



    7/8” bolts through the base and backer plate on the underside of the pallet





    With a little bit of luck it seems like it will double as a mobile platform until I find a permanent resting spot for it. OR I will end up with a real heavy pallet.


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    That sucker is awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    Nice !!! So do you have to pour a inertia base for that monster ?
    I remember when we built my employers sheetmetal shop, the big shear had a heck of a block of concrete to set on.


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    The “manual” calls for an isolated 20 inch deep poured concrete base with the four threaded rods for mounting to the base running the full depth sitting on a metal plate.

    This is most likely a little extreme as a quick internet search finds considerably less substantial bases with adequate results.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    The “manual” calls for an isolated 20 inch deep poured concrete base with the four threaded rods for mounting to the base running the full depth sitting on a metal plate.
    The way I've always understood it, the isolated chunk of concrete maximizes the performance by essentially becoming part of the mass of the sow block. For most folks, it wouldn't be necessary. In a factory setting where the hammer might be running for hours at a time, I think it would have prevented cracks in the cast iron and increased the wallop the hammer delivered with each blow. But for the average joe only tinkering on the weekends, bolting straight to a 4" slab in the garage is probably plenty good enough.

    Gorgeous pallet, too. I like the fancy paint job you did on it.

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    Thanks for that explanation, Vaughn. Totally makes sense!
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