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"RUSTY" the Appalachian Power Hammer, well it's Cody's paw

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My brother in law, Bill is building a power hammer, so we can make billets, the hammer chosen was the "RUSTY" the Appalachian Power Hammer. Last night we took most metal parts that needed welding and got them welded by my friend Mark. Now the assembly will begin, here are some pictures of my friends garage.


http://www.appaltree...rusty/RUSTY.htm

Here are some pictures:

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Here is the final hammer without the electric motor:

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Totally looks like my shop. Drill press is on an 18wheeler rim and everything else is on plow discs. Hammer is looking good so far

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Gator, it's just the beginning, my brother in law, Bill will make it a nice tool, that we could both use for those tedious tasks such as making Damascus billets from wire rope, and drawing metal, and tongs will be easier to make, etc.

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It's the Expedition Portal forum. A group for off-roaders focused on traveling by 4X4 rather than rock crawling or mudding or similar. There's a member there with the same user ID.

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Ford: Have you ever been drunk? Keeping your towel close?

The hammer is looking good so far, I'm looking forward to seeing it completed.

Frosty The Lucky.

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hey ford... in the 1st set of pictures you posted...in the last pic in the floor beside the hammer..right hand side there is what seems seems to be a jackshaft... are you planning on using that on your hammer ???? if not you wanna sell it ??

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Pete, that is part of something my brother in law Bill collects and restores, not sure what it's from, but if he has it, he will use it.

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FP, great piece of kit.  You've designed and built almost the exact same hammer I've been designing in my head for the last year or so!

 

Best part about using the anvil for the anvil is that you can make lower dies that swap out easy as pie because you've got the hardy hole right there.

 

I bet she'll be a dream to work on.

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