Ross Moffett

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About Ross Moffett

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  1. Forging Press Design

    Thank you, I really appreciate all the replies. Good luck with the press and have fun making it! Let me know if I can help with anything. Regards.
  2. Forging Press Design

    Thank you! Here's the updated design. Let me know what you think. Forging press.skb
  3. Forging Press Design

    Thanks for the reply. I agree with you this guide system will definitely be stronger and work more smoothly. I'll post pics once I've changed the guides.
  4. Forging Press Design

    Help! I can't decide which guide system would work better and be more rigid. Comments and critiques are welcome.
  5. Forging Press Design

    Here you can see all the pieces quite nicely. Give me a shout if anyone wants the design (Sketchup). Regards.
  6. Forging Press Design

    Ok, Thanks, I'll get a new cylinder then. How much HP would I need for say a 30+ ton press? Do you think the design is ready or does it still need modification? Regards.
  7. Forging Press Design

    Thanks for the input, I'll see if I can get an engineer to have a look at it. Would you have any idea if the hydraulics off of construction vehicles and machinery would work for the press? Regards.
  8. Forging Press Design

    Thanks for all the replies. I've changed the design to incorporate your suggestions, please let me know if I have left any out. Bore size: 120mm. Cylinder length 400mm, obviously this may change depending on what cylinder I can find. I'm thinking around 30 tons + or -. I'm planning on having the press on a base with wheels so it's easy to move around, the base will be around 1 meter high. Once the design is complete I'll post it with a materials list and so on. Regards. redundant photos removed
  9. Forging Press Design

    I appreciate any suggestions and critiques to the design, I'd rather have this over-engineered than have something go wrong later on. Is steel on steel fine for the guides or should I have something else there?
  10. Forging Press Design

    Hi Thomas, I did not have a side panel but I will add one now and I will also change the all thread to bolts. Thanks for the suggestions.
  11. Forging Press Design

    My plan is to use the all thread to hold the frame together while I'm welding it and also as a bit of extra support. Regards.
  12. Forging Press Design

    Here's my forging press design I've been working and just wanted to know what you guys think of it. Should I maybe add something like Vesconite to the guides, at the moment it's just steel on steel? Ross.
  13. First Go at a Dirk

    That's a very nice piece you have there!
  14. Need help with drop hammer design

    Hi Jeremy, Will do, thanks for the advice.
  15. Need help with drop hammer design

    Ok ok, I'll see if I can get Clay Spencer's hammer design but I'm in South Africa so I'll ask him if he can email it to me instead of posting it. Regards.