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Diy Powerhammer

Discussion in 'Other Tools' started by Matt Gordon, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Matt Gordon

    Matt Gordon New Member

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    Take a look at this....

     
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  2. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    That thing is cool! I thought of the Flintstones. lol It can't really be compared to a steel hydraulic power hammer but it would be fun to build and even hammer out a few knives with it.
     
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  3. bubba682

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    I built my own 50# hammer works great and can move a lot of metal but it's real ugly.
     
  4. ToddR

    ToddR Active Member

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    That is awesome! It would pound a lot faster (and with a heavier hammer) than I can for sure. I'd build one...
     
  5. cuatroXcuatro

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    hmmmm.. project for next summer.
     
  6. ToddR

    ToddR Active Member

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    Check out the new version of the same hammer... He's got it running super fast. He pounds out a railroad spike in a minute in real time. I gotta make this.


     
  7. bubba682

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    If I can figure out how to put up a video of mine I will
     
  8. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I think I might have a use for the railroad spike hammer head I have on the shelf. If nothing else nut cracking at Christmas time will be fun
     
  9. james Cuff

    james Cuff New Member

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    I have a very small shop (half a garage, barely) but really enjoy forging and hammering out blades. I've been toying with building a da Vinci hammer but with a much more vertical orientation. Below is the current working design. It is missing the (2) 4x4 cross members that would carry the anvil as well as the rods that would connect that bar to the two cams that act to move it up and down. I was thinking of using threaded rod to with casters to allow for different hammer and anvil inserts to be used. Effectively allowing the contact distance to change. Also attaching springs from the 4 support rails to the hammer cross bar would give more impact. As I've said my shop is small and I'm trying to keep the footprint down and work vertically.

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    http://imgur.com/a/KIZyI
     
  10. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    copied properties and put in picture place holder
     
  11. james Cuff

    james Cuff New Member

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    Thanks John. Hope this hammer makes sense, given the diagram. The bulk of the material would be pressure treated 4x4 with a small number of 2x4 (outside of the rails) and 1x2 (inside rails acting as guides). The hammer beam would run up and down the rails on 4 small casters, at least that's the plan. :)
     

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