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Dillon Sculpture

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  1. Nope but I had some for a 800 lb. Niles Bement until IFI lost them I would be glad to twist your arm though if need be!
  2. I've used my shaper to make some, not a bad low cost solution if you have the time. Here is one of the best how to foundations - '?do=embed' frameborder='0' data-embedContent>> I've seen a lot of guys just raise them on some channel with heavy plate under as well but I'm not a fan of this method.
  3. Wow, looks like some work! Defiantly need to get the tup smoothed up or it will just eat your seals. Not sure how much you may be able to take it down but you may be able to make the mate lager to accommodate the loss. When I rebuilt my steam hammer we took a 1/4" overall off the piston rod, packing did the rest. Brazing cast should be fine, some use splints to reinforce the area, try and be gentle with her...
  4. You could upload some pics and ask the questions here, someone may be able to advise.
  5. I was contacted about a 500 in a field north of Albany NY, it might still be there.
  6. http://www.sbaconference.com May 13-17 2015 Demonstrators- Peter Ross, Michael Dillon, Jason Knight Hope to see you there!
  7. David is a good friend and great smith, we will be demonstrating together at the 2015 Southeastern Blacksmith conference in May. Enjoy!
  8. A bit of vid for ya! Even with the 12" decrease in stroke (6" for the hat dies and 6" material) we were able to knock them down in a few heats. http://dillonsculpture.tumblr.com/post/106060265305/overtime-in-santas-workshop
  9. Welcome to the 1/4 ton club Tim, I'm with Patrick lets see them pics! Patrick, when I built the jackshaft for mine I found there is a sweet spot for the upper pulley position to get the right amount of slip on the belt. You may want to have a bit of wiggle room in the system to get her rolling just right.
  10. Sweet! Your not messing about, can't wait to see it in action! I have never been able to get mine up to full speed with the stroke all the way open because of my undersized motor. Man I swear that 300 looks just as big as the 500? What did you use behind and under the anvil?
  11. Looks like a great hammer, congratulations! I like the Murco tag, nice nick name.
  12. Interesting I wonder if they referred to Scott Forge making the tool steel dies for this hammer? This set up is like Kens hammers, connecting the ram to the motion valve on the top through the linkages. He may have more research on this type of system than most. Most American made hammers use the sword to connect to the motion valve. I think Iron Woody big Aussi hammer has a similar set up as well. This would be a great hammer to put back in production!
  13. Little bit here- http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/steam-forging-hammer-drop-blacksmith-52682032
  14. Very cool little unit, take some pics of the rest when you get a chance. I'm sure we can help you get it back in operation, bunch of real knowledgeable folk here.
  15. Looking good can't wait to see another big gun in action!
  16. I did hope to see it forged back to shape but you did a great job bringing her back! Very cool little grinder you got there, did you build it?
  17. Thanks Alan, I did try and get some info from them and have had no reply yet, too small of a fish I suppose. Do you have any thoughts about using cork?
  18. John, there are some comparison charts on the Sorbtex site http://structuralbearingpads.vossengineering.com/Asset/Sorbex-Technical-Manual.PDF Cork seems to be right up there and a 4'x8'x1/4" sheet is $50. Would you consider this a viable option?
  19. I happen to sit on a granite mountain! The 1" Sortex came in at $325 a sq. foot, I haven't got a price from Fabreeka yet. I like the idea of timbers on end, probably much stiffer than on the side but you have to figure a way to hod them together? What is the manufacture of your 170 utility Matt?
  20. What! Thought you gave up, must have been some serious negotiation going on. Perhaps we all can get a better price pulling our resources together?
  21. The data doesn't mention any waste of rebound that I could find, but does show the wave of vibration significantly reduced? I'm hoping to get the Monster deal, 1/3 the price... When Larry installed his Nazel he got a deal, we'll see B) Congrats on the new hammer Matt!
  22. Thanks guys, I have sent in my hammer info for engineering to see what will work best. They also said Fabsorb is not the right application just trying to make my way through all the info on their site... Voss Engineering also makes a similar product called Sorbtex.
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