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MacCrea last won the day on September 5 2017

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    Flintlock rifles & knives

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  1. MacCrea

    Tire Hammer Done

    Yes, UHMW polyethylene. The spring has steel bushings on each end and a rubber hose surrounding it. You can buy these plans for $35 (if I remember correctly) from Clay Spencer--- email- clay@tirehammer.com Plans do have a copyright. I believe he will send you a printed set of plans or pdf file once the payment has been made. I opted for the pdf file. He also has tire hammer workshops. Raymond Head (on youtube) has the rights for making parts as well as completed hammers. I did buy a good number of parts off him. Both Clay and Raymond were great people to deal with and happy to answer any questions that I had.
  2. MacCrea

    Tire Hammer Done

    Sorry about the video. I cannot get one uploaded. The guide tube has a high strength molecular plastic that the hammer runs against. I followed Clay Spencer's plans.
  3. MacCrea

    Tire Hammer Done

    Sorry. Only video I have at the moment...Technical troubles with my internet and my knowledge of video uploads.
  4. MacCrea

    Tire Hammer Done

  5. MacCrea

    Tire Hammer Done

    Tried sharing a video drawing out 1" square stock. My internet service is not good. I will try again later or at least get some photos up. Works great!
  6. MacCrea

    My Mini Hydraulic Press

    Thanks all! Just followed what I've seen on this post. Squished 1" square steel down to 1/4" with drawing dies 5x in one heat. Pretty simple build. Found the foot pedal on Amazon for a little over $20.
  7. MacCrea

    My Mini Hydraulic Press

    Finally got around to building mine. Works great! Thanks again Thunder for the inspiration!
  8. MacCrea

    Some 2017, Some 2018

    Thanks for the kind words all!
  9. MacCrea


    Beautiful knives!
  10. MacCrea

    Some 2017, Some 2018

  11. MacCrea

    Some 2017, Some 2018

    5 from 2017 and 5 recent builds. Seems like all I've been making since Thanksgiving is kitchen knives. More to follow- computer issues.
  12. Dang!! Very impressive work!
  13. MacCrea

    Latest knives

    Thanks! Yeah, not too many plug bayonets being made. I just made two..This one with a curly maple handle and another with stacked leather. Those into the blackpowder shooting sports are more interested in throwing them. Which is a concern with handle and tang construction