Gavj75 Posted May 26, 2020 Share Posted May 26, 2020 If u have seen my last post u'll know i was having trouble adding photos 2 the forum. Thanks to Chris C, I can now do this. The birth of this project came when a work colleague threw an old 10lb sledge hammer head in the skip at work. Naturally, I dove straight in and salvaged it. I wasn't sure what for at this point but knew it was worth keeping. I had a 1500rpm, 2h/p motor which the mechanical fitter at work gave me when I was building my beltsander. I didn't use it as i'd just got a 3000rpm, 2h/p motor from a kind chap I met on the forum. Thats when the idea to build a tyre hammer came to me but I still needed somewhere to build and house it. A friend has his own small workshop and he agreed that I could do it there. And that was that. I work as a Plater so was able to get hold of most of the other materials through my job. 150 × 200 × 10thk box sec. 4 the "spine". 500 × 500 ×50thk base plate and 70 × 70 solid square bar to make the anvil post( 4 together, 140x140) and main hammer shaft from. Anyway, they say a picture speaks a thousand words so have a look: Not sure whether I'm using the sledgehammer head or forklift tyne instead??? Don't u hate it when your mig wire runs out in the middle of your weld made a jig to assemble the 2 spring arms to make sure the centre's are both the same on them had to build a pulley system as i couldn't lift the tyre high enough and put a bolt in to hold it. Because of COVID 19 I had to do it on my own. My friend was watching me do this but couldn't help. It was tough. starting to look like a hammer my design to keep the hammer straight and true. 120 × 50 × 6thk brass on all sides with minimal clearance. I'll use silicone grease to lube it. Hope it works ok but I guess we'll see in time. Fingers crossed . I'll add some more pics as the build progresses, in the meantime if u have any questions I'll do my best to answer them. Thanks Gav Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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