blacksmiths

blacksmiths

PostBy: kstone On: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:46 am

i would think that there would be quite a few blacksmiths in this cross section off people
is there a section or subheading for them starting to do some research into this
thank you for any help
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Re: blacksmiths

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:48 pm

I am no blacksmith, but I once had a Blacksmith Dog.......................I would kick him in the ass and he'd make a bolt for the door. :rimshot:
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Re: blacksmiths

PostBy: tcalo On: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:55 pm

McGiever wrote:I am no blacksmith, but I once had a Blacksmith Dog.......................I would kick him in the ass and he'd make a bolt for the door. :rimshot:


Classic!
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Re: blacksmiths

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:43 pm

I'm a wanna be blacksmith :lol:
Hay-Budden and all......those Ford hammers...... :x
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Re: blacksmiths

PostBy: dlj On: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:19 pm

I know there are several blacksmiths that visit this site. What's your interest in that anyway?

dj
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Re: blacksmiths

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:39 pm

I would like to beat metal for fun, but... I have enough hobbies. One more hobby would leave me no time for sleeping :lol:

I have an old power hammer and an old iron worker being offered to me for less than scrap prices. Breaks my heart to not have them "safely" stored in my shop. It doesn't mean that they won't follow me home some day though. I have no idea what I would do with such tooling/equipment. I do think that it needs to be saved from the "$ per Lb." losers that would scrap it for a case of beer or cigs.
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Re: blacksmiths

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:26 pm

Wanna Bee wrote:I would like to beat metal for fun, but... I have enough hobbies. One more hobby would leave me no time for sleeping :lol:

I have an old power hammer and an old iron worker being offered to me for less than scrap prices. Breaks my heart to not have them "safely" stored in my shop. It doesn't mean that they won't follow me home some day though. I have no idea what I would do with such tooling/equipment. I do think that it needs to be saved from the "$ per Lb." losers that would scrap it for a case of beer or cigs.


Would you like to sell the power hammer? I beat metal for a living and just started my own business www.stellarsmithing.com anyways I do a lot with metal and have been looking for a power hammer for sometime now. Any interest in selling? If not I understand and will still talk shop ;) . It sure would save my arm!
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Re: blacksmiths

PostBy: kstone On: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:54 am

dlj wrote:I know there are several blacksmiths that visit this site. What's your interest in that anyway?

dj

when i purchased the franco it didn't come with the tool. so i made one from 3/16 round stock.
with the plymouth i have torn the stove down and done some repairs made new tools and look forward to redoing the top off the refractory i call it the shield ring we have forged the shaker grate off a new high alloy steal used in trashburning plants

so the why blacksmithing is well I have needed it at one time or another and it was fun the hole blacksmiths with coal as a fuel source angle is interesting cause i learn more about coal and burning
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Re: blacksmiths

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:15 am

Smokeyja wrote:
Wanna Bee wrote:I would like to beat metal for fun, but... I have enough hobbies. One more hobby would leave me no time for sleeping :lol:

I have an old power hammer and an old iron worker being offered to me for less than scrap prices. Breaks my heart to not have them "safely" stored in my shop. It doesn't mean that they won't follow me home some day though. I have no idea what I would do with such tooling/equipment. I do think that it needs to be saved from the "$ per Lb." losers that would scrap it for a case of beer or cigs.


Would you like to sell the power hammer? I beat metal for a living and just started my own business http://www.stellarsmithing.com anyways I do a lot with metal and have been looking for a power hammer for sometime now. Any interest in selling? If not I understand and will still talk shop ;) . It sure would save my arm!


This is a hard one.
It would break my heart to lose the ability to one day aquire such an awesome tool. I currently have the beginings of a small machine shop (Bridgeport J head and a South bend 9a) in my home shop and plan to keep adding to my arsenal of vintage tools and machinery.

It also pains me to know it could go to a good home to be put back into daily use.

Guy also has a really BIG power hammer that is for sale. When I say big I mean big, I think he said it has a 200lb. hit. Not knowing much about these things I'd say thats pretty good size since you'd need a rigger to move it. I would guess the thing weighs in at 8000lbs +/_ 2000


If you were closer I'd set it up at your shop and come to play.
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Re: blacksmiths

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:33 pm

Wanna Bee wrote:
Smokeyja wrote:
Wanna Bee wrote:I would like to beat metal for fun, but... I have enough hobbies. One more hobby would leave me no time for sleeping :lol:

I have an old power hammer and an old iron worker being offered to me for less than scrap prices. Breaks my heart to not have them "safely" stored in my shop. It doesn't mean that they won't follow me home some day though. I have no idea what I would do with such tooling/equipment. I do think that it needs to be saved from the "$ per Lb." losers that would scrap it for a case of beer or cigs.


Would you like to sell the power hammer? I beat metal for a living and just started my own business http://www.stellarsmithing.com anyways I do a lot with metal and have been looking for a power hammer for sometime now. Any interest in selling? If not I understand and will still talk shop ;) . It sure would save my arm!


This is a hard one.
It would break my heart to lose the ability to one day aquire such an awesome tool. I currently have the beginings of a small machine shop (Bridgeport J head and a South bend 9a) in my home shop and plan to keep adding to my arsenal of vintage tools and machinery.

It also pains me to know it could go to a good home to be put back into daily use.

Guy also has a really BIG power hammer that is for sale. When I say big I mean big, I think he said it has a 200lb. hit. Not knowing much about these things I'd say thats pretty good size since you'd need a rigger to move it. I would guess the thing weighs in at 8000lbs +/_ 2000


If you were closer I'd set it up at your shop and come to play.


I understand man. Get you a little forge and start playing around with it. do you have pictures of it and what type it is? where are you located btw?
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Re: blacksmiths

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:01 pm

Wanna Bee wrote:I would like to beat metal for fun, but... I have enough hobbies. One more hobby would leave me no time for sleeping


I do heavy and classic metal in my band :lol:
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Re: blacksmiths

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:03 pm

This is one the big one near my house
Bradley horizontal helve power hammer.
http://forums.dfoggknives.com/index.php?showtopic=19145

From what I understand, the guy that I know no longer owns these things. They remain at his shop outside in the weather. Thing that gets me is the seller (current owner)is blaming "the other guy" for leaving them outside. If you notice the post is from 2010. That means the SELLER left them outside if you come from the same school of thinking as me. :lol:

The one that is at his shop is the horizontal helve unit. It looks to need some serious work to get it functioning 100%. As a carpenter with a machining background it doesn't scare me the littlest bit.

If you want it make him an offer, I know there is a crane on site capable of loading it on your truck.
BTW that's not the one I have my eye on ;)
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Re: blacksmiths

PostBy: dlj On: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:12 pm

Wanna Bee wrote:This is one the big one near my house
Bradley horizontal helve power hammer.
http://forums.dfoggknives.com/index.php?showtopic=19145

From what I understand, the guy that I know no longer owns these things. They remain at his shop outside in the weather. Thing that gets me is the seller (current owner)is blaming "the other guy" for leaving them outside. If you notice the post is from 2010. That means the SELLER left them outside if you come from the same school of thinking as me. :lol:

The one that is at his shop is the horizontal helve unit. It looks to need some serious work to get it functioning 100%. As a carpenter with a machining background it doesn't scare me the littlest bit.

If you want it make him an offer, I know there is a crane on site capable of loading it on your truck.
BTW that's not the one I have my eye on ;)


Those are a pretty big foot print for a home shop, way little power for their size for a commercial shop... they take a lot of shop floor space to set up and run. It would be cool to play on one though. I used to work on a steam hammer that was 20,000 pounds. Used to do a lot of hand forging on a little giant 100 pound hammer. Nice clutch, it could be very nicely controlled. also had a smaller one, I think a 50 pound can't remember the maker anymore though. spent a fair amount of time working in a shop that the father of the owner was the UN consultant on metal working for the developing world. He'd designed a really nice, easy to make power hammer. worked like a charm and you could build it essentially with a welder and a few hand tools. I've always thought I'd make one for my shop but still haven't ...too many projects...

dj

p.s. you don't really want a power hammer on the same floor as your machine shop tools...
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