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Branding Iron

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    Midwest United States - Between Two Rivers!
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    Forging my boys into great men, and creating great memories along the way.

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  1. Work, nice weather, family obligations and hunting have delayed me on this project. However, Not completely slacking I was able to locate a used motor over the last few weeks and cleaned surfaces for Babbitt last night. Surprisingly there was no visible bubbling of the paint when I melted it off and the other painted surfaces appear unharmed.
  2. Don’t know that I’ve ever really noticed / looked for anything on the net for differences between the two, just know what’s comfortable to me (proper technique or not) and I prefer a shorter height when using both hands swinging a hammer for striking. Probably has a more similar feel as splitting wood with maul and wedges to me growing up I guess. Glad to hear your anvil is fine. I’ll feel better knowing a $20 piece of steel is being hit by someone who has never swung a hammer in my shop!
  3. Anvil - I’ve got a small group of teenagers eager to swing the sledge on some hot metal. Mind if we come over and use your anvil? It makes me cringe to think of them around my anvil! The other benefit to me is working height on my striking anvil being lower than that of my anvil. Perhaps I’m just used to it.
  4. I’ve got a couple more weeks to think about it. Worst case scenario I’ll touch up with some wet paint.
  5. Sand blasted and powder coated. One step closer! Any reason I couldn’t pour Babbitt over paint?
  6. That’s a fantastic find and will be a great reminder for you. However, shame on you for not being back a bunch more to take advantage of free shipping!! What are the current weight restrictions?
  7. What is the return pressure testing at prior to enter filter assembly? What is your filter rated for?
  8. The best option is to leave it alone! Try using it for awhile as is and see if it interferes with your work (highly unlikely).
  9. Couple packages came in the mail today! Motor mount, Babbitt, forming shaft, shims, and rebuilding video.
  10. Fowllife - I was thinking thirds as well. What are those metal Chanel strips on the inside edge of the forms to allow bending rebar out to connect to next slab and give a locking channel called? Seems like they could be useful in a scenario like this. Vibrascreed could be your new best friend - try one out sometime!
  11. Partially disassembled, hoping I don’t have to take clutch off. Don’t see any cracks in Babbitt on shaft from outside yet. Babbitt bearings on body were shot. Main body was dropped off last night for blasting and powder coating. Yes, that’s a bit of a splurge, but I think she’s worth it!
  12. Picked up this project last weekend. Haven’t owned a power hammer before and never been involved with rebuilding one - looking forward to the education from all of you! Delivered new in 1918 to Holstein, IA. She’s a little overdue for a makeover. I’ll figure out posting pics, I know we all enjoy seeing them. Rebuild book is in hand with Sid’s LG videos on the way...
  13. Yes, the horizontal blocking installed between studs. No, it won’t help initial stopping on outside from fire source like double layering Sheetrock or using PermaBase, but it will certainly help slow spread should something catch and it provides a nice support for nailing/screwing material to.
  14. Whatever you end up doing consider fire blocking even if it’s not required.
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