K A Willey

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  1. Krush, not and odd duck, your hammer is likely a 75 I have a #2 the ram weighs 86 pounds and have weighed quite a few # 2 the same, it was probably built that way as a 75 the later Beaudry & Co 50s and 75s used the same one piece frames marked # 2, Beaudry as with many other hammer makers of the time made alot of hammers tailored to their customers needs. Look at the end of the crank it may be stamped 75 if the serial # is in the right range, what is the serial #? Salem that Chart was of early hammers the later hammers were not the same there were alot of differences over the year those hammers were made by the end of manufacture there were only 4 models of the champion made , most 9's are close to 300 lb most the specs on that chart are rough casting not machined yet.
  2. Marcus,That will be a beast when you get power to it did you get the info and names I sent you?
  3. Doyle, Looks like it is working correctly to me.
  4. Sanderson Iron, Beaudrys are like your Hackney, hollow frame and solid anvil, except for the utility hammers they made.
  5. I am in northern Wyo, Little giant made a cast to cast clutch for a few years also, not to many of them left' IMO they were their best clutch.
  6. Mr. Sanderson Beautiful hammer and thank you greatly for the pictures and your comments on my hammers, very few of the Hackneys around, would love to come to your shop some day, like your bolster die I have a similar on my Little Giant for making rivits. My #7 Beaudry is a cast to cast clutch as well has excellent control when tuned right can deliver a very light blow or really fast single blow. one really nice thing I like with my Beaudrys is the ability to have a very fast penetrative blow on thin stock and move quickly by shorting the stroke it allows me to run 225rpm on a 200 lb hammer, very effective for some types of forging. my 75 will run 350 it is amazing the difference you can achieve on forging times on thinner stock over a airhammer or press, they all have there place don't get me wrong just my hammers are the most versitale for the work I do, thanks again for taking the time to post the pics.
  7. Most hammers do stop when you let off the treadle, it all depends on the work you are doing IMO
  8. Beaudry, My slackbelts have drain tubes on the back of the crank bearing not all of them have it most the later slack belts do never have seen it on a clutch model the clear tubing put on the brass drain pipe to divert the oil into a container.
  9. Here are a few pics of my Beaudrys brakes 2 are slack belt models and one is a clutch, the brake arm depresses the brake as you step on the treadle as the clutch or the idler arm engages the belt, as you let off the treadle the brake arm pushes the brake up to make contact with the pulley on the slack belts and the spider on the clutch model, it is adjusted by means of the big set screw and lock nut on the bottom of the brake box. they work extremely well when adjusted properly and will stop the 200lb ram anywhere on its stroke works very well to push punches into a bolster block and the 75 will stop very rapidly to do singles, doubles or what ever you want, very nice for spring swage work. My 25 has a small shoe on the treadle linkage that just drags on the edge of the flywheel alittle when feathering in the clutch and lets me stop the hammer on the upstroke other than that I have no real use for a brake on that hammer as I want the very rapid blows it delivers on light and thin work hope the pics show them clear enough.
  10. Beaudry , All my Beaudrys I adjust when I am running them they are always alittle different and I find so am I with the day and the work I have a small brake shoe on my 25 Little Giant all lined with Leather I have used a lot of other matierals over the years and my preference is leather. Sanderson Iron do you have any pics of the direct acting bake on you Hackney? I'll take a few of the Beaudry brakes tomorrow
  11. I agree with Sanderson Iron you will not come close to building a hammer of the quality of a Little Giant at 3k or resale value on a homemade hammer of any kind, you can rebuild a Little Giant faster and cheaper than building a hammer when you factor your time and what you are loseing in income building the hammer and then workin the kinks out as you go, guess its all in what you want ,a old hammer or new hammer you built, its up to you IMO.
  12. Like beaudry said that is a good adjustment to dies about touching to 2'' I have my 200 set at bout 1 1/4 and I can work stock to bout 3 1/2 but I sop bout 7/8 thick then go to a different hammer