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#1 peacock

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:48 PM

Went to a blacksmith sale today. I came home with2 25# 1 50# and 1 100# little giants today all for less than scrap price. Both 25s are missing some parts ( ram guide and shifting fork). The 50 is and old style that some one cut the frame in two about 2 inches above the die, The 100 is complete but taken apart. Pics to follow tomorrow. Anvils were well under $2.00 a pound one peter wright 150# trenton !70 # and a mouse hole 272 # 6 0r 8 post vises around $1.00 a pound. Lots of other tools all worth the money.

#2 Daniel.85

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:19 PM

Thats a lot of metal!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:26 PM

PICS PICS PICS PLEAAASE :)

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#4 eric sprado

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:19 AM

Out here we call the sheriff on folks like you!!! Good deal !!!!!!!!!

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:37 AM

That is a good day, I just missed out on a 50 lb Little Giant, the guy sold it for $200.00. But I did get the late, 20 inch swing 10 foot bed
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For $200.00 I could not pass it up.
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#6 HWHII

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:11 PM

SCORE!!!!!
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

heres the pics from the sale Attached File  IMG_2533.JPG   1.12MB   305 downloadsAttached File  IMG_2542.JPG   1.2MB   303 downloads

#8 dsloan

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:22 PM

Phil,

Excellant score. All I did this weekend was work.

Now I'm jealous.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:20 PM

I'm kinda envious of your success at the sale but with my back the way it what would I ever do with all that stuff. Is there a way to fix that fifty pounder? May be make a brace out of steel plate and bolt it through or try and weld it?

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:43 PM

Why on earth would anyone cut it in half?

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

I think the 50 could be fixed, but it would be a lot of work. I doubt that anyone would be willing to buy a hammer that the frame has been broken, and pay enough money to justify the fix. All of the operating parts are in good shape. I think my best bet is to recondition all the parts and sell them as people need them.
I am thinking about useing the lower half as the anvil and base for a home built air hammer build I have had on my mind for a while.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

I am quite jealous, we need to find the maroon that cut the 50 in half and kneecap him. I think the rest was a hack of a deal though.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

yeah that 50 is going to be a challenge to get fixed. who would do that?
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:17 PM

Could the 50 have been cracked and the cut in half was a start at an attempt to fix it?

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:21 PM

I think a scraper did it to get it so it would not be docked for over size. You can see where they scored it with the edge of an angle grinder soit would snap off I have done the same thing many times to large cast pieces but never to a power hammer. The pins are all standard size and not worn out If any one has a good frame and no parts we need to get together. I of us needs to buy the other one out.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:16 AM

Good to see you made it all the way home with that load Phil. Sure made your truck squat.

Looks like Margie won't be seeing much of you for a while, unless she comes to visit you in the shop. :)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:12 AM

Anybody remember the "frankenhammer" As I recall it used a large mending plate to deal with a similar problem.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:11 PM

Peacock,
I might be interested if you want to sell some parts off of your 25 Lb hammers. That transition style hammer I got has broken toggle arms, and a broken brass pitman. Thanks Blue.

#19 peacock

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

Peacock, I might be interested if you want to sell some parts off of your 25 Lb hammers. That transition style hammer I got has broken toggle arms, and a broken brass pitman. Thanks Blue.

I plan on putting both 25s together. If you want to use old style arms on you hammer you will need toalso use tension adjusting knuckles andthreaded tee toggle link. you can use the much cheaper new style pitman with some modifications, works great is alot cheaper.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:23 AM

Ok, Thanks




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