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Jeremy Blohm

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  1. Looks good. I was going to go with this design but chose the spring style but still used the spare tire for the clutch system. I am getting ready to begin my air hammer build. I will start a topic on that later.
  2. It dose indeed say clay forge before using but there are no cracks.
  3. So over the weekend I was driving down the road and came across a sale that just happened to be at my 2nd cousins house. It was tool galore vises, air compressors, welders and all the above. naturally the place was packed and it was the second day into the sale. I stopped in and as I as walking up to talk to him and the first thing that caught my eye was this... he was asking $75 but because it was staying in the family he sold it to me for $40. Now all I have to do is line it with refractory and fire it up. The blower works but in the event that it takes a crap I have a champi
  4. Yeah i can document it the best i can and i will share when its all done. We will be getting to it around the beginning of next week. We would start now but my friend has quite a work load to catch up on from when he was on vacation.
  5. I would upload pictures but my phone wont allow me to...but tomorrow i am taking the whole unit to my friend who owns and operates a starter alternator rebuild shop and is the smartest man i know. I would have done that right off the get go but he has been on vacation in the upper peninsula for the last week but he is back now and we will have this thing running in no time. But what we talked about today is the motor might be wired for high voltage when should be low. That was already wired to the switch and i didnt look at and should have. I didnt try running it without a belt because the mot
  6. Everything seems to be wired correctly but i am no electrician, but i was maintenance in a huge food processing plant. Everything was 3 phase but i never had to deal with a converter. It is really straight forward i dont really see where i could have messed anything up. The only thing i can think of is the starting load is to heavy so the converter is staying on thinking it is trying to start the motor. I am thinking of puting a idler motor in conjunction with the phase converter. If that dosent work then i am going to use a 5hp 3 phase motor i have and make my own rotary phase converter.
  7. I recently bought a kalamazoo 6x48 3 hp 3 phase belt sander. I dont have 3 phase power so i bought a 3-5hp static phase converter. I hooked everything up and it starts and runs but the start up light doesn't turn off on the converter and the motor begins to heat up and smoke. I guess my question would be is there too much resistance with such a wide belt that it needs to run off a rotary phase converter instead of the static?
  8. So in the next few days i have to make a decision on which anvil i want to get. NC tool 70 lb NC short sugar 70lb Nc big face 70lb I am leaning towards the short sugar. I like the square back and only the clip on one side of the horn. The ideal one would be the NC round horn but im a bill short on that one. I know they are a specialized anvil for ferriers but i have no real intentions of using it. I am buying this as an investment. My plan is to build another forge and sell as a starter kit on craigslist. The whole goal of my investment is to keep buying a bigger an
  9. So i won the 50lb vulcan for $125. When i looked at it in person it actually dosent seem as damaged as it looks in the pictures. The kids are thrilled and monday im going to pick it up and I'm going to cut a log down so it is the right height for them and we are going to have a day of fun with it.
  10. Well i didnt realize that the video was going to be a download should i post the video on YouTube and share the link? I have never posted a video to YouTube so any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
  11. well everything works as its supposed to. I have a big turn buckle to put in to make adjustments to the hammer and then pour a pad and bolt it down. and I'm going to make some gussets for a little more support to the I-beam and anvil.
  12. Video of one of the first testing. Next will be with hot steel. WIN_20170622_10_56_01_Pro.mp4
  13. The reason for heat treating the face is because the original plan did not include the dies. And this was all done for less than $100. The only thing's I have had to purchase is the motor which was intended for a different purpose to begin with, the bearings, section of railroad track, spare tire and welding rod. As for the 5hp I'm going to build a 250lb power hammer in the future and that will use 2 of the 5hp motors so I have to get another one of those.
  14. I have plans to get rid of the entire anvil and replace it with 8 to 10 inch solid round and mill the hammer to accept different dies and do the same with the anvil. And when i do all that i will have it setup at a 45° angle to support longer work pieces. As of now i can work 24 inch pieces. The main reason for the build is for drawing out billets of damascus so when i started i didnt think about doing other things but now that i think about it the dies should be at 45°. The drive system is a spare tire clutch system. I have everything to finish the job but the only problem i have is for
  15. I didn't do the best documenting the entire build but I will give you guys what I got. The beginning. The hammer heat treat. I will be finishing up in the next few days and I will post some more pictures and a test video.
  16. The only way i would even consider buying this this is if it was cast steel. I have an iron anvil with tool steel face and even though it serves its purpose i would never buy another cast iron anvil for personal use. As for buying one for the kids the 50lb vulcan would be something to consider to teach them on. My 100lb vulcan is in near mint condition and if anyone is going to chip the edges its going to be me. And for the 4140 that looks like a good deal. Something to think about.
  17. There is a local machine shop that i used to work for tjat will mill the top for $100 and for the forge i have a pallet of fire brick and 17 boxes of 48"x300"x1/2" nutec max wool hps so the cost of the forge really isn't a problem and I like to do things like this but concidering that the anvil is already at $251 and when i checked it out today i put it on a scale and it is 95lbs so even if i got it for $300 and milled for another bill im at $400 then i still have the cost of the forge and propane. I think im going on a road trip and im going to get the 175lb anvil on the other side of the sta
  18. Would a rebound and ring test tell me if it is cast iron or steel? And i think i could heat treat it. I have seen someone do a similar task on the internet. Just check this out on anvil fire. Only I would build a propane forge big enough to fit the anvil. http://anvilfire.com/21centbs/anvils/making/Krzyszkowski-115.php What is the most anyone pay for this anvil. I wanna get my kids something thay can learn on!!! I already have a vulcan 100#er to match it. http://www.jnjonlineauction.com/detail.asp?id=654733&n=9549P13-ANTIQUE-VULCAN-ANVIL Or i could abandon both of these
  19. Yeah but there is potential and when its all done would essentially be an old/new anvil
  20. http://www.jnjonlineauction.com/detail.asp?id=654734&n=9550P33-HUGE-ANVIL
  21. jnjonlineauction.com just search anvil and you will find it
  22. There is and anvil on an online auction site and it appears to be a discarded anvil due to a defective casting. There is a line that travels from the back of the anvil by the base and goes accross the face, up the horn and down the front to the base. The face appears to three different heights and the tip of the horn is defective also. There is no visable markings. There is a notch out of the back base, not a square handling hole but a square notch. There is a hardie hole but no pritchel. It appears to be around 100 to 125 pounds and cast steel. Im going to check it out in person tomorrow and
  23. Check out Danocon's power hammer build and watch some of the final videos he posted and it vaguely showes his forge and that seems like a traditional japanese forge. Its really a neat set up he has. He is truly a talented feller. The title is Tire/Japanese Spring Power Hammer Build I found it by putting tire in the search engine and it was about half way down the page or it's in the tools and tool making section on the first page
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