DClaville

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  1. Hey Randy I have build a press it's almost done well still need to have electric automation control made for it and some more tooling but here is a link to a photobucket album with pictures of it http://s239.photobucket.com/user/DClaville/library/forging%20press?sort=3&page=1 and also have a few short youtube videos
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    Braided twist

    you take 8 bars of the same length and twist (clock wise) them 2 by 2 so you have 4 twisted bars then you join them forge weld or cheat and electrical weld the end :P and twist (counter clock wise) the whole thing can be made with round, square or hex bar for different looks happy hammering
  3. Manowar, AC/DC, pink floyd, rage against the machine and other such great sounds :)
  4. stand that weight on end and just use it.. you will learn loads and can make most things on it the I-beam will only give you bleeding ears and less work done. you dont need a large surface as long as it is a bit larger den the face of your hammer then its enough what matters it the mass and that it doesn't move around get hammering and play safe good luck
  5. it is a non hardenable steel so it can't really be HT'ed much
  6. thanks for this idea have been thinking about a usable and fast spacer set for some time but this is just perfect have to make a load of nips for these next time I got a laser cutter handy, need at least one for every vise
  7. google Iron smelting and read from there ;) next on the list is metallurgy difference between steel and iron and other metals its a fun hobby but not something you will understand and know all about in just a few years time as a side note, your avatar pic is already used by at least one other member on here makes it confusing for us who are bad at remembering names
  8. I like it a lot very cool design and it looking heavy it very important its IRON-work not Ikea junk what is the diameter of the top and how high is the table trying to guess its size :) keep up the good work and as Frosty says we love pictures
  9. havent seen the show. but alu quench plates works wonders on blades made from air hardening steels i know several knifemakers who use it but yes they are all stock removers it also helps minimising warpage / twisting
  10. Hi welcome to this great site thanks for sharing this info it is very interesting it would be very fascinating if you could do the same test with some high carbon steels like 1095, 1080, O1 or such if you could get your hands on some bits of on of them these steela will also burn at much lower temperatures and with more sparks this is steels commonly used by knifemakers If i didn't live on the other side of the pond I would be more then happy to send you some known steel bits to test out, maybe another knifemaker who shares your continent would be as kind ?
  11. Hey Andy seeing your limited space I would recommend a moveable vice stand so you can shove it out the way when not needed your floor is limiting as well so a stand with a largeish plate to sit on the floor that you will stand on when working on the vice seems a good solution so that you dont twist it around here is how i build mine but you can go with wood or what you can get your hands on it is normally standing up a wall but i drag it out the middle of the floor when needed
  12. Thats great Ric! shame there is so little forging shown Is there no chance of a video showing some more of the forging for us Metal-Geeks? no need for too much fancy editing ;)
  13. if you don't have other plans for that cylinder, why not just shorten it?
  14. one idea to be able to make the case of the machine totally air tight is to have it filled with mineral oil it will disperse the heat and and it have been used in highly over-clocked computers and such but will would mean a mess if something broke but maybe ?? it a really cool project you guys have going here good luck with it i hope to be able to get such a toy one day how ever little i may need it ;)
  15. how is this build going ? would like to see what you do next :) have just started my own press build today to build one also with two cylinders will make a thread when I have gotten further with it
  16. you could shoot a PM to John N on here if he don't see this thread. he is the owner of massey and he know all there is to know about them ;) but that peened end sounds like trouble to me :wacko: good luck with it its a dream machine from what I've heard
  17. this is really brilliant didn't know you could get these for a normal press will have buy or make one when I get my forging press build
  18. if the cylinders are the same size and the flow to both are equal, same length and size of hoses and pipes it should not be possible for them to get out of synch unless the work is places so far out that one ram can move with out the guides or work raising the pressure in the one ram lets say one is pressed down about 0,01mm more then the other the pressure will be higher in that one as the resistance will be more then the other ram will have to move to equalize the pressure so the way I see it if you have a press with two cylinders placed apart some, so the dies surface is between the two cylinder rods and just to go for over kill there also is some prober guides you are home safe that also makes it possible to have a press with downward motion and at the same time have the cylinders in the bottom part of the machine? if you imagine a half of a 4 post press with the two posts being cylinders so the press is pushing on the pull stroke of the cylinders. that is how I am planning to build my press with the two long 5" cylinders I got, calculated to end up with 38tons
  19. that is a very impressive forge shop the hammer table is cool but IMO it takes up way too much space you could have the same tool well more tools really on about 3x3feet of wall space with some easy to make racks and after working for a few years the table is going to be too small anyway for the tool you have made by then ;) also like the stove keep planning on getting one my self.
  20. the London pattern is by far the most beautiful anvils in the world really like the Peter-Wrights and Kohlwsa A1s at least to my taste the Fontanini ones are also very nice but still at 2nd place to the Londoners :)
  21. that is a very nice looking hammer! what steel do you use for hammers Owen EN9?
  22. if I was building one for that I would chose a small tirehammer with 10kg or so ram weight but I am not sure if slipping will be a problem at such high speed but maybe build one using a clutch from a car ?
  23. lovely colour that ;) shame its stuck there but congratulation on getting a hammer