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Just was doing a little consolidation of some bloomery iron, and a student was over and caught it in slow-motion on his iPhone. This is the famous Salvati Tire Hammer, and you can see it wobbles a bit after an imperfect repair of one of the main linkage pins being slightly off-true... but it still works if you don't thrash it too hard. http://youtu.be/w9ZafwseeMg
Well, I've spent enough money on supplies that I decided it was time to start a thread about this. I've been slowly planning out this build, and am finally pulling the trigger on some materials. Last week I brought home this used motor to power the beast, 1.5 HP industrial motor, single phase, 220 v. Then today whilst wandering the scrapyard I found the right hunk of steel for the anvil, 9.25" dia steel, 3' long. Weighs in about #700. That's all for now, I'll keep ya'll updated as I slowly get together the stuff to start the build.