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« Reply #60 on: September 29, 2014, 12:51:55 AM »

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My young friend had never done any work with hammer and steel before in his life...so it was fun to show him how to do things...
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« Reply #61 on: October 07, 2014, 03:13:17 AM »

Lol, I waited awhile for my 50lbs'er and was excited. If you ship them freight you can bolt and chain it to a pallet. Getting it off the pallet could be a problem. Your suppose to mount the on fire hose material as a gasket. Also there is a suggested thickness of concrete under it, can't remember how many inches though. Getting it cleaned up, tuned or running can be pricey if you pay to have it done. There is a guy in Kansas(?) that bought the Little Giant company that you can get parts and a DVD that walks you through the process. Does it need a motor? eBay had some pretty cheap not to long ago. I'd really like to find 500lbs hammer to be able to work down thick steel. No clue how you move one of them.
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« Reply #62 on: October 12, 2014, 04:40:08 AM »

now.....step #2

The forge!



last year I attended an event where a Japanese master sword smith made steel.

Later the guy talked to me about my own small efforts and he told me a few things to try.

He told me that if my arms are shot (they are) then I need to get a power hammer.

He also told me to think about switching to a real coal fire forge and not use gas.


At the time I believed he was just telling me things that would never happen.


But I ended up with my own power hammer a year later?Huh?

.and so I have had to admit that perhaps the guy knew what he was talking about?


Well.....yesterday on the way home from work I stopped at a new friend's house, and while there I saw a coal forge under some crap in a corner that belonged to his grandfather.
I made an offer for it.....and he took it!

I had to fix the blower...and add new wires and a new switch....and I painted it....but damn, it works!
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« Reply #63 on: October 12, 2014, 04:59:59 AM »

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« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2014, 05:04:27 AM »

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« Reply #65 on: October 12, 2014, 05:07:46 AM »

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« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2014, 05:12:35 AM »

one discovery that some may find interesting.

The fire pot when i got it was thick with ash and burned coal chunks that looks very old.

When I got it home I used a wire brush to dig out the crap and learned that the fire pot was lined with some type of cement.

Then I tipped the forge on its side to dump out the ash and that is when i saw for the first time that the person who put in the fireproof lining added the date he did that...
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« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2014, 12:51:36 AM »

update,,,,,
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I replaced just now the 1hp farm utility  electric motor with a 2hp compressor motor...

The new 2hp motor seems to get going from a dead stop a lot better...and its got a lot more power...
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