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  1. An oil change was something I wanted to try out. I've read a few places people saying how much more responsive the hammer was, just wanted to experiment a little. Plus it was like 30 degrees last weekend!
  2. Amen, I love this place. Just wish people who didn't want to reply didn't chime in stating that fact. Lots to learn just by reading.
  3. Well you don't seem that busy if you're surfing iforge... Just saying
  4. Not really a problem, why not ask a Smith with a similar hammer than bother a busy guy?
  5. So I'm in the process of changing my 30wt oil out for 10wt oil in my 33lb anyang and am just letting the oiler drip on full blast to empty it. Before I go chipping all the paint off the oilers bottom in search of a drain, Is there a set screw on the bottom of these oilers to quickly drain all the oil?
  6. Will my flypress table be to light?

    All torque from a #6 should be close to the same no? But it's a deep throat Norton. I don't think it will twist the table legs out of square, but all the fly press tables Ive seen are pretty heavy duty.
  7. I'm building a stand for my #6 flypress and am wondering if I'm building it to light duty. Looking at my steel pile, I have a bunch of 4"x4"x1/8" square tube for the leg columns/bracing and some 1/4" plate steel for the top of the stand, I plan on having 3 or 4 legs bolted to the floor. Will those 4x4 legs probably keep up the the flypresses torqe without distorting?
  8. They look simple enough to make
  9. So I've seen this picture pop up on Google searches several times and every time I click the picture the website it leads me to is dead. Anyone know where to get this DVD?
  10. I'll see if I can hold my phone and hold my tongs at the same time for a video. The treadle isn't hard to push, it just takes a lot of trial and error to maintain a slow and steady hammer rhythm. Seems like there's this very small window to play with and once you're out of it it's hard to find again. I have no idea how to calculate the blows per minute, I imagine that's a pretty long math equation. What is tup, hammer to anvil ratio? The ram head minus the hammer dies weights 50lbs and it's a 6" solid round anvil. It's probably wishful thinking on my part to slow it down to my skill level of smithing. One of those things I have to do more often I suppose.
  11. I've been useing it for about a year now and while it's really nice to have it just doesn't have the control and steady rhythm I've seen on other hammers, mostly air hammers come to think of it. My hammer seems to only have one mode, hit hard and very fast. It's kind of difficult to find the right balance between foot control and how fast the hammer hits, it's hard to hit lightly. What can I do to slow this beast down a little? Besides the ram that is adjustable height I built it following the directions pretty closely. So far I've adjusted the tire pressure down some and it's given me a little more control but not too much. Can you put a variable speed control switch on a standard single phase 110v motor?
  12. Large Steel Balls, Uses?

    Where is a good place to buy some various sizes?
  13. Oh wow, your google skills are much better than mine lol. After a little spit polish on the tag mine is a 5x5 too, it looked like a 3 earlier. That is the same saw though. Almost a shame to do it but I plan to put a nice coat of paint on it and put it in my living room.