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  1. Continuous problems with hand and impossibility to have a power hammer made me build a press. Now, Firstly I did some calculation using a log splitter excell applet I adapted to my needs. It looked like at least 30 l/minute 200 bar pump and thus 7,7 kW motor will be needed. I bought most of the hydraulics - pump, block etc. online. The motor was second hand, this is basically 3 phase 10 hP (in imperials), it would be very expensive otherwise, this way it cost me 100 bucks (equivalent). Then I built the whole hydraulic agregate. It needed special star to pyramid switch and change o
  2. I am new to black smithing and would like to know what tools to get. What kind of welder? What kind ofPower hammer? What kind ofPress? What kind ofGrinder? What kind ofDrill? What kind of Hammer's/Tong's? What kind of forge both propane and coal? Maybe a resource to find this stuff cause my shopping list is getting expensive Blu Max 65 = $5,995 TW90 Grinder = $3,850 Baileigh Press HSP-20A= $995 Delta drill press = $1,048 Cutting torch = $929 Venturi forge = $700 Delta 28-400 Bandsaw = $698 Post vise/Leg vise = $550 Anvils (estimate)
  3. I'm getting serious about getting a press. I'm not going to go the DIY route, since presses involve tremendous forces and I don't trust my welding ability to make something that's safe. I've looked at Uncle Al's press, the Claiborne press, etc. A very experienced smith recommended Coal Iron Forge's presses, and they have a 16-ton and a 25-ton model. The 25-ton press costs a bit more than I'd like to spend, and for the hobbyist they say the 16-ton model will do everything you need. My shop space is also limited, so the smaller press would fit better. My main use for the press would be for
  4. I just completed a 23 minute video of making a Damascus billet using the press and power hammer. Basic stuff really, just getting it to the first fold. Enjoy!
  5. I have some time to spare now and I want to get into some more serious forging. Unfortunately, I can't setup an air hammer because of noise and vibration, therefore I am building a press. The press is inspired from builds of Thorsten Pohl and Fithjof G├╝ttler. I made some drawings, got double-t steel profiles and purchased a hydraulic aggregate. Only things still missing are a cylinder and a differential valve to boost the speed in light duty operation. I am still not sure if this is the best way to fix the ram onto the cylinder though. The welding of the piston rod to the ram should not be
  6. Surfing craigslist and found this https://kpr.craigslist.org/tls/5285233579.html
  7. Right now my Uncle Al's forging press only has flat dies, and I really need to make some other dies for it. What I want to make first is a set of drawing dies, but I figure why just make plain drawing dies when i can make a really nice set of dies with built in stops, and with adjustable orientation. This will let me use it in one direction for drawing, in the other for forging fullers, and the stops will let me ensure I never accidentally squish too much. I'm starting with a piece of 2 inch shafting that I had laying around. I know that dies wear out eventually, so my plan is to ma
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