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Hi Everybody, Great to be here on the forum, this is my first post. I’m a blacksmith and blacksmith from the Netherlands and I have a few questions about my power hammer you might be able to help me with. This is my 1900 spring hammer I found in a barn somewhere. I think the drop weight is about 65 lbs. As you can see on the photo, the base is a few wooden planks and my neighbors are saying that their pictures are dropping of the wall when I work. So what could be a solution for this? I can’t break into the ground and pour a separate foundation for the ha
Alright - so I was drawing out this multibar damascus billet today, I turn from the gas forge to the hammer - and what do ya know - the hammer is already out - even though I haven't even touched the damn thing... Next thing - the hammer slowly keep sliding further and further down until it eventually hits the anvil surface. I turn it off and open the cover over the rear piston - and test it by putting in some oil directly - and starting it again. It performs better - but still can't pull the hammer all the way up into it's chamber - and still slowly keeps falling down closer and closer to
Now that my power hammer is sitting on its new home and securely bolted to the new foundation, I am working on fixing the other minor issues that it has. Originally it has been setup with the motor hanging off the side, going to a countershaft mounted above the hammer, and then to the rear pulley, to slow down the speed of rotation. This is a bit janky and unwieldly, and the jurryrigged idler pulley for the slackbelt clutch isnt the most responsive. In order to fix this I will be making a new motor mount to mount the motor down low and behind the hammer, building a new idler arm for