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Found 12 results

  1. What are the dies on this tire hammer made from? I'm wanting to make one just like it. This was posted by Gobbler Forge and I'm not sure how to pm them. If anyone has measurements and hammer weight that would be great too.
  2. I ordered the plans from Clay Spencer in July. Very easy to build!
  3. A guy I met has an uncle with a 50lb little giant hammer in good working condition he is wanting to sell. Said he'd take $3000 and no less. I do not have any specifics on the hammer. Comes with a 3 phase converter. I am going to look At it this week. My question is..... For $3000 is this hammer worth purchasing. I know I have the tools and fabrication ability to make my own mechanical hammer as I do not have a sufficient compressor for running an air hammer. Should I just build my own hammer? As far as time is concerned I do not need this hammer right now however as soon as I get it I know it will speed up my work efforts. So I'd say If it took me a couple months, hours here and there making it that wouldn't be a concern for me. So I guess it's a question of the value of it. In my mind if I'm going to spend a couple grand building a hammer I want to know its going to last long term and stand up to near daily use. From the hammers I have been looking at I really like the 'super rusty' Appalachian style hammer. However I have read lots of reviews on hammer builds and can't decide on what I want. Has anyone built their own hammers or personally use a homemade hammer??
  4. I just sold some unwanted blacksmithing tools and now I have a good bit of cash that I would like to turn in to a Tire Hammer. I have used one made by Clay Spencer at John C Campbell Folk School, and I LOVED it. I need to know where/how to get plans to build a tire hammer, and any tips/tricks on making one. Thanks
  5. Well, I've spent enough money on supplies that I decided it was time to start a thread about this. I've been slowly planning out this build, and am finally pulling the trigger on some materials. Last week I brought home this used motor to power the beast, 1.5 HP industrial motor, single phase, 220 v. Then today whilst wandering the scrapyard I found the right hunk of steel for the anvil, 9.25" dia steel, 3' long. Weighs in about #700. That's all for now, I'll keep ya'll updated as I slowly get together the stuff to start the build. Stephen.
  6. this topic is for people who want to build a tire hammer (like me) and want to see all the possible different designs out there for ideas on how to make their own. the style of tire hammer i am looking for i havent been able find pics or plans of anywhere. last year sometime i went to a bladesmtihs meeting at the Haywood Community College and i saw a tire hammer there that they said they had had a class and made 35 or so there. i emailed the contact person who got that ABS meeting around and havent heard from him at all. thanks for looking Royce
  7. I was offered a used Clay Spencer tire hammer and I need to know how much money they usually go for. The machine other than cosmetics (light rust) seems to run just fine. It was built at a Clay Spencer workshop and seems to be overall correct. I also need to know what type of floor base this machine should sit on once I get it home. I have dirt right now so any option is still available.
  8. After a lot of work, I have completed my mechanical power hammer. This is how I wanted to construct my power hammer, very adjustable. The most unique feature is the clutch mechanism. It consists of two automotive brake rotors. One is fastened to the crankshaft and the other is driven by the motor and free to rotate on the crankshaft. Between the two brake rotors is a 3/8" thick piece of clutch friction material. The footpetal force is transfered through a clutch linkage to a Chevy small block V-8 throw-out bearing that pushes the rotors together. I credit Ray Clontz [designer of the Tire Hammer] for encouraging me to build a power hammer instead of a treadle hammer. The auto rotor clutch system is inspired by Ray's own personal power hammer. The brake rotor disk clutch works very smoothly. For those interested, I have hastily posted some photogrphs and notes on my website. I am running the machine at a maximum 2.6 impacts per second until I am more comfortable operating it at a faster speed. A power hammer radically improved my blacksmithing experience. I can't guess how many more times it moves hot metal than I can by hand. Fred