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Troels Saabye

Time to build a power hammer WIP

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Okay, I might aswell make this a WIP, 200 lbs power hammer ^^ a near total scrap project, the bearings, axel and electric motor I had to buy. But other than that, all from my parents farms scrap pile ^^ lots of goodies in there

200 lbs ram

power hammer progres II.jpg

bearings and housing

power hammer progress III.jpg

 

I-beam to bearings

power hammer progres I.jpg

 

next step -> welding the frame and anvil

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Okay, it may take a while to finish this project. Still trying to find a suitable motor, got my eye on a 4 KW 380-400V at the moment, but I may be able to find one for free instead of spending 200$ on a new one

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Further delay... the motor I've purchased isn't in stock. 8 more days of waiting. On the bright side : I've improved the design og the frame, going with a H shaped footprint, with the anvil and motor on a junction ? Atleast I think that's what it's called, the place where two beams meet... Hope you understand, ask if you don't ;). still have to make the brackets for the ram, drill holes and weld them on and secure them. going to use 20 mm bolts to secure the leaf spring to the ram

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Got the brackets cut for the ram, now I need to drill the holes for the pins to keep it in place. Quite the struggle to cut, don't know why but the oxy/acetylene torch just wouldn't cut like normal... Got to check that out. Anyways next step is to weld the frame, drill the holes, and mount the spring onto the frame.

powerhammer progressing.jpg

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okay now the holes for the connection to the spring arm has been driled.... lesson learned : use fresh drillbits for thick metal :P next step is to check if the spring arm will connect, and to secure it. Then weld the brackets onto the ram.

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got the brackets ground, and the spacers too, and found some threaded rod for the connections. now I just have to weld them onto the ram, and grind+ weld the frame.

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power hammmer parts.jpg

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I know right ;) ? Figured I needed something to keep me company when im studying ^^ and because I got a summer job -> I have the money for macaws :D I love working with big birds.

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Ditto... but on the power hammer. We know you like big birds (and you cannot lie... you know the song)

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;) comming along, just cleared the space where im going to install the hammer. And made the layout, next step -> welding the fram from I beams. probly around 5-600 kg in weight. Then I have to figure an anvil out, without bolting to concrete - can't cast since it is a dirt floor -.-... Oh yeah I know that song ^^

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Hi Troels  Remember a good foundation .....and the anvil to hammerhead ratio should be 1:10 or better .....I have a homemade Kinyon airhammer with a ram weight of 20 kilo - the anvil is 180 kilos ....If you can find some thick plates you can bolt or weld anvil - it does not have to be one piece. 

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