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Old 05-07-2018, 10:39 AM   #51
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Please setup a video camera so we can see just in case it comes apart when you fire it up! That thing scares the hell out of me just looking at it.
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Old 05-08-2018, 11:00 AM   #52
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Please setup a video camera so we can see just in case it comes apart when you fire it up! That thing scares the hell out of me just looking at it.
I think it'll go better than that. While I've poked fun at my welding skills, I do have some engineering and building background. As far as cameras, we'll see.
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Old 05-08-2018, 11:15 AM   #53
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amazing work. I do have to ask... how did you come up with such a good looking tire to match all the scraps you have brought back to life? I mean a worn out slick tire suits it much better.
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Old 05-08-2018, 11:22 AM   #54
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I love it!!!!! Heck of a design
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Old 05-08-2018, 11:22 AM   #55
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Man, its looking very promising....
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:51 PM   #56
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Excellent DIY project
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:30 PM   #57
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Here is a picture of the toggle linkage that lifts the motor up into the drive wheel. I revised this from a simple lever, and it works much better. Stepping down pulls the top bar forward, which lifts the motor. A couple of 90į joints and pivot points and it works pretty good.



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Old 05-12-2018, 10:05 PM   #58
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10 oíclock on a Saturday night, I think I have it going. Fighting gremlins all day. Now that I think itís working, itís too late to test. Darn neighbors, LOL.


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Old 05-13-2018, 12:00 PM   #59
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Bazinga! Tightened up a few more things after this, but I was able to forge a taper on a piece of 1.25Ē solid round in about 5 heats.

https://youtu.be/eTUtDKn1mmg


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Old 05-13-2018, 12:26 PM   #60
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Bazinga! Tightened up a few more things after this, but I was able to forge a taper on a piece of 1.25Ē solid round in about 5 heats.

https://youtu.be/eTUtDKn1mmg


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Well I'll be darned! That's super neat. Is there any way to know how much force it hits with?
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:29 PM   #61
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Awesome, your brave!
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:37 PM   #62
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Well I'll be darned! That's super neat. Is there any way to know how much force it hits with?


Havenít pushed it yet. 40 pound hammer.


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Old 05-13-2018, 02:39 PM   #63
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That’s by far the most dangerous contraption I have ever seen!!! LOVE IT!
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:48 PM   #64
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Thatís by far the most dangerous contraption I have ever seen!!! LOVE IT!


Fully automated finger smasher.


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Old 05-13-2018, 04:24 PM   #65
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For some reason the words hard hat, and body armor come to mind... and I have some some dangerous work in my life!


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Old 05-13-2018, 05:51 PM   #66
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Buy that man a cigar! I say we bet the over under of say 1 hr of operation before somebody calls the law.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:39 PM   #67
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Thatís by far the most dangerous contraption I have ever seen!!! LOVE IT!


X2. Awesome!!
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:29 AM   #68
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Nice! Still scares me but seems to be working well!
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:36 PM   #69
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Thats awesome!
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:43 PM   #70
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Very cool!
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:50 PM   #71
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Too cool, thing looks awesome in action!
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Old 05-14-2018, 02:05 PM   #72
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WOW!!! Looks like it is working like it is supposed to. Pretty dang cool contraption.
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:18 PM   #73
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Looks like about 2.6 on the Richter scale.
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:30 PM   #74
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2 cool
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:49 PM   #75
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Hammered out a billet of Damascus today with no major malfunctions. So far so good.


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Old 05-15-2018, 05:22 PM   #76
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Someone call Tim Allen!
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:04 AM   #77
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I like your style, Jason!
Well done!
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:28 AM   #78
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Again freaking cool Jason!
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:32 PM   #79
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Ran it hard for three days with no major malfunctions. The way I had the dies set up to be interchangeable isn't going to work. It also hit much harder with a bit less space between the dies, but I was out of adjustment range, so I added a block of steel under the bottom die plate. I'll eventually need to lengthen the push arm to make up the adjustment. The weld between the bottom die and die plate cracked a little, and the bolt between the hammer shaft and top dies showed some pretty good wear. Looks like for the short term I'll have to weld up the interchangeable die parts to something more permanent, or at least change how the dies interchange. No structural failures or damage.
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