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Matt Walker last won the day on June 13 2016

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  1. Just wanting to share this because it's been a (two weeks so far) miracle for me. I'm thinking anyone who works with a hammer might benefit at some point. I have no stock in raisins or gin. I would like to know if it helps or doesn't for sore elbows, wrists etc. http://matthewdwalker.com/gin-soaked-rasins.html
  2. Having been there also, I can agree with everything Alan says about the device and Paul.
  3. "I do not like the auto return detent so I’m going to buy a second “spring center” detent." The detent on my splitter is simply a spring pushing a tiny ball into a grove. Take out the spring and ball and detent is gone, best I remember. Been a while since I had it apart. Here's what has served me well for many years http://matthewdwalker.com/visit_my_studio/forging_press.pdf
  4. Hey Alan, I think our new guild member in Blountville has one.
  5. Lead can be used to good advantage to add weight. When this hammer came to me the three pieces of square steel welded together in the center didn't seem to be enough. I added the 6 pieces of square tube and poured full of wheel weight lead, tremendous difference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tljZtBYDeSU When I built this hammer apx. 30 years back the anvil was what I could get at the time. It was Ok for a while but when I began making damascus the anvil was clearly too light. I put the piece of 12 inch duck work around the steel and poured with lead. Unbelievable difference in blow efficiency, and it has proven to continue to work for many years. I was originally concerned that the lead might get loose, but it hasn't happened yet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVpZkcxdI1c Originally I made the calculations about how much weight was added but have since forgotten. Adding the lead was a huge improvement to both tools. Off topic: but while you are on my Ytube page I bet some here will enjoy this use of a 45 long Colt shell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZgbNO8us30
  6. Nice clean work. I second Alan's invitation to visit our forge group.
  7. Hi Jan, Yeah, my compressor sits outside in it's own little shed. There is a small ramp ground into the top of hammer head where it contacts the wheels. Just got this worked out last night and haven't worked hot steel with it yet. I think on first impression I'll like it better than the single pilot system I've been running.
  8. Update on this hammer: I just started experimenting with using 2 pilot valves. This seems to allow a little more control of the timing, length and area of the stroke. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub44mMKv0l0
  9. Thanks Don, It is supposed to go to a small shop in Manteo NC. Apparently they have lost their website. All fixed.
  10. Thanks guys, it's working occasionally for me now. I'm just not comfortable doing terminal commands and opening developer menu type things. Your assistance was a big help to know it was working for the rest of the world, helped locate the problem to my little corner of East Tennessee. Like a lot of you, I'm happier working on a power hammer than a computer!
  11. Thanks guys. A big help to know others can open it even if I can't.
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