Ross Moffett

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  1. what press should i get

    Good luck. The log splitter method WILL be the easiest, safest and cheapest. Give me a shout if you need help with anything! turning log splitter into a press is not easy or always safe
  2. what press should i get

    michael klemz, I wouldn't go any lower than 16 tons, I suggest you check out Coal Iron Work's presses to get a general idea of pricing... IF buying a press is out of the question then maybe look into getting an old log splitter (20 + tons) and convert it into a forging press, which would probably be cheaper and easier than building a forging press from scratch. Check out Big Dog Forge's video about converting a log splitter into a forging press on youtube. Make sure when buying a log splitter that the quoted tonnage is not quoted from the log splitter's ram cutting edge and rather the cylinder's rod because of smaller surface area = more tonnage (I hope I've made at least an ounce of sense.) I'm sure more experienced people will chime in soon and give you better advice than mine. Disclaimer: I'm only 15 yrs so don't take anything I say for granted!! Ross
  3. Suitable press for forging?

    ianinsa, Thank you for the offer but unfortunately, I'm moving down to the western cape (Overberg area) later this week. Although I would greatly appreciate it if you could maybe send the presses and power packs specs? Thanks and regards, Ross
  4. Suitable press for forging?

    Received a reply from the seller, he says he thinks it was used as a molding press, so probably won't work for forging.......? Regards.
  5. Suitable press for forging?

    Hi Y'all, Found this hydraulic press on "Gumtree" and I was curious if it could be used or adapted for forging? The description given by the seller: Good condition. Heavy duty. 300mm opening. Good value. Was going for 40000 then 30000 and now it's 20000, price in South African Rand. Thanks in advance.
  6. Wood splitter as a press

    All the log splitter presses I've seen have been converted to electric, remember electric motors are stronger than gas.
  7. Motor size for a 25 tonne press?

    BeaverNZ - Good advice will do.
  8. Motor size for a 25 tonne press?

    Hi Y'all, So I've been doing loads of research and designing and I've finally come to the stage where I can start ordering the parts for the press. Anyways here's my reason for posting, my calculations and the page about the pump say for a 10.51 GPM, 3000 psi, 2 stage pump I need a 7 hp motor. BUT Coal Iron Works 25 ton press uses only a 5 hp motor for a 13 GPM pump and McNabb's 24-ton press uses a 3 hp (not sure what pump though)!?! Am I doing my calculations wrong or something? I'm going to be using a 5 X 8-inch tie rod cylinder. Thanks in advance! Here's a quick "animation" of the press. The press is just over 7.5 feet and working height is around 3.5 feet. "Edit" added some images in case the "animation" doesn't work. Recording #4.mp4
  9. How should I modify my forge?

    I'm no expert but I'm sure some forge gurus will chime in soon. Welcome aboard!
  10. Coffin handle Sheffield Bowie in damascus with hamon

    Beautiful piece, though I can't say that handle looks too comfortable. Correct me if I'm wrong!?!? Of course, it would have been a lot harder to do the inlay if it wasn't flat.
  11. Hydraulic Press Material Requirement

    I really need to try this! Thanks for the tip Beaver.
  12. The fortune cookie

    Very nice work, clean and simple.
  13. Hello from southern Vermont

    Welcome aboard Mark!
  14. Dragon Katana

    Very VERY nice work.
  15. Presentation and first two knives

    Astounding work!