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    Oh we could go... the question is whether or not we'd get back home. I need to make an adapter bar for my cheapy 20 ton press too. I've got a set of push punches that were made for another style.. I'll keep your adapters in mind when I do that. Probably get done before I build a larger brake. Maybe.... damn squirrels....
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    I can build that part in my back yard.
    They due like there price too.

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    Each one of those assemblies currently sells for $470 US without the spring or spring holders and I'm working on 60 of them. That's why I'm constantly rebuilding old used equipment instead of buying new. https://www.mycnhistore.com/us/en/ca...nk/p/813176C92
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    For a power press build one
    Only If you live on farm you could use tractor Hydraulic's to power a Hydraulic cylinder found at the local farm supply company.

    FYI I done that one in past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Oh we could go... the question is whether or not we'd get back home. I need to make an adapter bar for my cheapy 20 ton press too. I've got a set of push punches that were made for another style.. I'll keep your adapters in mind when I do that. Probably get done before I build a larger brake. Maybe.... damn squirrels....

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    The last one I built was for 8" wide 1" thick flat bar.
    Need drawing I have a set in pdf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Oh we could go... the question is whether or not we'd get back home. I need to make an adapter bar for my cheapy 20 ton press too. I've got a set of push punches that were made for another style.. I'll keep your adapters in mind when I do that. Probably get done before I build a larger brake. Maybe.... damn squirrels....

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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    You did alright on the anvil... the new Chinese ones at Peavy Mart sell for around the same price I think. Your antique will obviously have better rebound and a nicer shape...

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    Nope. I just gave it the bounce test. 25% rebound. Slightly better than my concrete floor. LOL

    * not that it matters with an anvil so small of course.


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    Geez. What a dummy. It just occurred to me the reason for the poor rebound results was partially because I used the same ball bearing I keep around for big anvils.

    Using a proportionately smaller ball bearing yielded rebound results in the 60% range.




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    I never knew you were supposed to use a relatively proportionally sized bearing for the bounce test!

    Good info if I ever get a *real* anvil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBlues View Post
    I never knew you were supposed to use a relatively proportionally sized bearing for the bounce test!

    Good info if I ever get a *real* anvil.
    If never occurred to me either.


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    lol... pretty sure the 1" steel ball is the standard... you do bring up a good point though. Is that really the same measure when testing smaller anvils?
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    I sold a blacksmith setup (relatively high dollar purchase) to a lady back in November. She is stationed here (in the military) but will be moving back to Ontario this spring where her husband works. This will be his surprise birthday present.

    Everything is paid for and sitting in my shop awaiting the moving truck.

    I received this text yesterday...







    This apron was her first ever attempt at a leather project


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    Can't ask for better than that!

    I would tell you to be sure and clean up your shop since you're having visitors, but...

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    But I don't see her phone number on the message....
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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Got my new set of tension knobs so set about squaring the blade vise away.

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    A little drilling, a little epoxy, some rough top conveyor belt - and wala:

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    Who's got balls? THIS GUY!
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    Sorry to hear about your knob tension...


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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    The missus got it straightened out.

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    Cool... gotta like a post with big balls...
    The harder you fall, the higher you bounce...

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    I whipped this out this morning. A simple Turk's Head knot made from hard-laid cotton line, this is a great way to protect the handle of your hammers. I see a lot of guys wrapping their handles with electrical tape because, apparently, they have a lot of over-strikes and chew up the handles somehow. But, even if you don't... this can be one of those things helps set you apart from the herd. Tools will still walk off, of course, but at least this lets people know it won't be easy.

    And if customer's see it, they know you're the kind of guy that pays attention to the little details. That's a good image to have.

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    This was part of a lot containing four ball
    pein hammer heads I got for $5





    It weighs 40 ounces (2 1/2 pounds) so it's obviously for metal working.



    A Google search showed the closest looking tool as a polishing head.

    Anyone able to shed light on this?


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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Looks like it could possibly be a die for a planishing hammer that sheet-metal guys use to shape fenders and such.

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    A handled die? Yes maybe. It would work well with a real short handle due to it weight.


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    That could be the key slot to hold it in place and stop it from rotating once installed. I tried looking around to see what was out there, but all the newer hammers use most streamlined designs.

    I don't see it being a hand-held devise, but I could be wrong. It's not a mass-produced handled die, I don't think. Or, at least the rough finish looks to me like it was meant to slide into an armature of some kind and they weren't worried about a pretty finish or maker's marks.

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    It does have makers marks. B. B. Co Ltd which apparently did make hammers.


    And it had a wood handle broken off flush with a proper steel wedge.

    My initial Google search found one on eBay described as a brass hammer, same make dimensions and weight with a short handle. Now I am unable to find it.

    Description was incorrect though. It was black in color and mine is definitely steel


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    Very curious.

    Never heard of the company before. The only use I can see for a hammer like that is obviously dishing steel and whatnot.

    Of course, that it had a wood handle in it doesn't mean it was necessarily meant for a wood handle. The guy that had it before you could have bought it used and thought it was a hammer head, so he stuck a hammer handle in the hole and started pounding.

    Definitely a weird design!

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    Maybe this is a better example....

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    I didn't like the first knot, so I decided to re-do it. And since I was already there... I decided to overdo it. Two different Turk's Head knots to bracket the French Twist. Freshen's up the worn look, makes the tool very easily distinguished from the herd, and it feels good in the hand.

    The white won't stay very white in a metalworkers's grubby mitts, but that's okay. Just gives it character, right?

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    I vertical receiver mounted this little rail track anvil used for light forming work








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    I like it, but wouldn't the carpet padding lesson the rebound on the anvil?... not that it's a big issue on small projects...
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