Randy

New Book On Hydraulic Forging Presses

Recommended Posts

Request for photographs for new book
 
I am in the process of writing a book about the hydraulic forging press. I have decided to add a gallery of items that were made using this type of press and the tooling required to do it. A high quality, high resolution, 300 dpi photograph with a plain light background is required. Please save it as a tiff file.
 
Also shop photographs of your press with information in regards to tonnage, quick change tooling, etc., may also be useful.
 
You will be given credit for all work and all photographs that are used with contact information in the book. I need this information by March 31.
 
You may submit digital photos by emailing them to Randy McDaniel. If you have any questions or have photos to share message me and I will give you my email address. You will also be sent a release form.
 
Please pass this on to anyone else that you think would benefit from this.
 
Thank you!
 
Randy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is any one interested in contributing to this? Anyone have questions on the photography? Just let me know.

 

I look forward to including you in the book! -Randy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As long as it is a hydraulic forging press it counts. It doesn't have to be a home made press. I am also interested in the tooling that you use and what you make with your press.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a photo of a 20 ton air/hyd jack press and some of the knives I have made with it. If you want them post your email.

TJ smith

Send Randy a PM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, Daniel. Message me and I'll give you my email address so you can send high resolution photos of the overall press and some of your work.

 

Looking good!

 

Thanks!

 

Randy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Randy will you be discussing the merits of rephasing cylinders vs non-rephasing types and the likelihood of over pressure due to hydraulic surge and maybe something on accumulators?

I am curious about all of these.

 

Ric

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ric, no. This is about what the press can do, tooling to help in the same and different types. It is not about building a press. James Batson's book is tops for that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately Jim's excellent book does not address rephasing or accumulators. I'll be building an accumulator set up to use on my big riveter when the cylinder gets made for it. What I can tell you about accumulators goes counter to what we've learned all along from most in the b/s community. That is- open centered valves are the end all in a forging press. They wont work for an accumulator, gotta be closed centered. 

 

Randy, I'd love to contribute to your book but staging photos of tooling and work to conform to a specific dpi or pixel count with white backgrounds doesn't happen too often in my shop.  Apologies,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would be interested in buying a book that covers various press designs, not limited to just tooling, and yes I have a copy of Batson's booklet.  I would like to see Steve's contributions in your book regardless of the background.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Daniel,

Your press sounds nice and quiet could tell us what kind of pump and motor you are using?

Mange tak

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Steve,

 

maybe I can make it simpler for you and everyone else. Photos of the press are just shop photos, no plain backgrounds required. For the tooling and gallery of what you made using that tooling, just go to any craft shop or Staples and buy a sheet of light gray poster board or paper. These are usually about 20" x 26". Take your items outside on a cloudy day or in a shaded area to shoot without shadows. Use a camera of at least 10 mega pixels and use the highest resolution setting that it has. You will probably have to also use the macro setting to get a good focused shot. Take several photos with different groupings and angles, down load them to your computer and email them to me without editing them. Just send as jpeg files and we're good.

 

You will be given credit for all work and all photographs that are used with contact information in the book. I need this information by March 31.

 

If you have any questions just let me know. Thanks and I look forward to you being a part of my book.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.