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  1. imagedude

    Show me your vise

  2. imagedude

    Show me your vise

  3. Is it made by Brooks or Brookes? Are there any patent numbers on it?
  4. The link below suggests that Brooks of Oldbury were making planishing hammers in the 1930s http://www.gracesgui...rookes_(Oldbury) Click on the link then click again on the 'search for page title' link
  5. ~All the planishing hammers that I have seen have been pneumatic. I have seen mechanical shaping hammers but these seem to use either a rubber block or a sandbag instead of a lower anvil. Do you have any photos of the lower dies?
  6. imagedude

    pattern welded billets under a fly press

    It can work well but you need to work fast. Size 5 or 6 presses seem to offer the best combination of speed and power.
  7. imagedude

    7' white oak bench..

    Top quality work.
  8. imagedude

    söderfors 77kg

    The hole doesn't have a purpose, it was used to hold the anvil during its manufacture.
  9. imagedude

    What brand

    Keep the banana well oiled to reduce the number of sudden violent hits!
  10. imagedude

    What brand

    As far as I can tell from the photo your hammer has a similar banana shaped linkage as the Blacker. The further the linkage slides away from the pivot point the greater the amount of travel the hammer has. Your hammer uses leaf springs while the Blacker uses coil springs but essentially the principle is the same.
  11. imagedude

    What brand

    Yes they are and watch my lips, that hammer uses the same sliding linkage.
  12. imagedude

    What brand

    An interesting looking hammer, it uses a similar sliding linkage to a Blacker.
  13. I believe that there is a company in Italy that still makes mech hammers though they may be importing them from elsewhere. I use a mechanical hammer because I'm not prepared to wait for an air hammer to warm up, I also prefer arc over mig due to versatility, simplicity and improved quality of weld.
  14. imagedude

    material twister

    Here's Ric Furrer's twister on Youtube:
  15. imagedude

    Question on motorized screw presses

    That induction furnace looks like fun, how long does it take to heat a 1" square bar?