Peppie

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  1. Peppie

    It followed me home

    I am working on running a bead.... but can't say I am to the point of leak free. Only been playing with steel for a little over a year, but I am getting there. Got some smaller square tube for a quench tank. ( still practicing my leak free bead). As for what the I beam will be used for??? Thinking a good excuse to build some type of crane to move them.
  2. Peppie

    It followed me home

    Don't know what this will turn into ......yet! 14X99 @13' (2 EA. at 6.5'). Two each 12X12X1/4" tube.All for 300 bones.
  3. Peppie

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Finished up my ponies. Ready to move forward on the forging press.
  4. Peppie

    Pressing Forward........Thoughts???

    Swedefiddle. The flanges in the picture above are the same size. It is an optical illusion, or a photo illusion if you will. Both are 5/8" X 10". Thanks for the input. Peppie
  5. Peppie

    Pressing Forward........Thoughts???

    Jspool..... that is the plan. I will use 5/8" plate for the gussets. I am having the guide plate machined this week,and a number of the gussets,and anvil plates cut this weekend. More pics, and info soon to come.
  6. Peppie

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Adjustable feet for some sawhorses
  7. Peppie

    Pressing Forward........Thoughts???

    Any reason that I can not use a DP enclosure rated motor for my press? The motor will be outdoors, but sitting in a vented enclosure.
  8. Peppie

    It followed me home

    The back-bone to my forging press
  9. 24 ton. 12" X 10" X 1/2" web 53lbs per foot. There is 8" of webbing remaining on the bottom. 13" remaining on the top. Cut a 6 1/4" X 37" rectangle cut out for the ram and anvil. The cylinder is 5" bore, with an 8" stroke. Motor and pump will be sized for a 24 ton press. I am having two thoughts about connecting the ram to the push plate, and guides. The first picuture up has the wrong dimensions. But the design is the question, compared to the second design picture. My concern with the first drawing is that the ram push plate will want to rotate on the pin and cause the face plate ram guide to bind up on the webbing. My concern for the second drawing is the 4, 5/16" bolts on each side of the guide block tapped into the rams ear plate. Will they hold?? The force will be on the top of that ear plate, and not on the guide plates....I think???
  10. Peppie

    Forge Hut

    Hheneg, TY I will soon have shift somethhings around to make room for a soon to build hydraulic forging press... it never seems to end. Anthony. TY you are not far away. Space never seems to be enough. Wife wasnt happy with my 4' bump out. Lol I did it when she wasnt here. Sometimes it is easier to ask for forgiveness, than to ask for permission.
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    Forge Hut

    Hojpoj. Today I moved both the propane tanks to othre side of the exterior wall. At times I may be an idiot... but I am not stupid. Lol Good point Glen, I have a plan to move the oxy/ acy tanks to the exterior of the hut. Very soon..before I fire up the forge.
  12. Peppie

    24 ton design??? Input please

    Will this structure be stout enough for 24 ton forging press?
  13. Peppie

    2 small rams vs. 1 large ram??

    TY you BeaverNZ. The book I have did not cover two ram presses.
  14. Peppie

    Hydraulic Forging Press

    I got the motor, pump, and cylinder specs from. " Build your own hydraulic forging press" by James L. Batson. Lots of charts to go by. Thinking on doubleing up the rams. My height is restricted by the size of my 5/8 plate. I can gain 2" if I use a 4" bore, instead of the 5" bore. Problem there is the 4" is rated for 16 ton, and the 5" bore is rated 24 ton. Not sure 16 ton is enough in the future. So I am researching double cylinders. I may have to increase the pump, motor, and fluid tank. My space is limlited to 10' X 10'. And the lid goes from 7' at the open walls to 10' at the center peak.
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    2 small rams vs. 1 large ram??

    I can get 16 tons with a single 4" bore cylinder. What would the tonage be with 2 , 4" bore cylinders? Would I need to double my pump and motor?