Power Hammer





Introduction: Power Hammer

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    For full instructions and details, PLEASE call my father who has copyrights to the Rusty and Dusty power hammer plans. 304-745-3886. He can help you with absolutely ANYTHING.

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    Hello my name is Alex, I am a blacksmith in Oregon and I am looking into building my own power hammer. The plans provided here are incredible but I am have some difficulties decifering some of the text in the pictures when it comes to the electrical components. Would your father be willing to communicate with me via email? It would be very helpful to have some of the info in writing so I can refer to it when I need to.

    Hello, great plan. For any technical taught person easy to understand. Was there any specific design for the spring/mass ratio or the exitement/spring/mass ratio? Is this there exactly this version showed in the linked video (step 18)? Do you have a 3D Model (.stp) available?

    Again, a wonderful and interesting thing, ans again the same problem, NO TEXT. Please, please, PLEASE put down some text in every step describing how to build it. I WANT a power hammer, but without critical details like what the parts are and the relative sizes of the parts, I AM TOTALLY UNABLE TO BUILD THIS.

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    Can you not figure it out by looking at each of the eighteen steps?

    The wording is in German from what I know of the dialect, It'll likely be in metric not imperial.

    Please call 304-745-3886 and ask for Jerry. He is the copyrigjted inventor of Rusty and Dusty Appalachian powerhammers. He would be glad to help you!

    i remember seeing plans for something called a donkey, or trip hammer, press the foot lever, the pivot changes, and the hammer comes down, let go and it goes back up, some metal bars, and a long spring. sure, it'd be a lot of stomping, but there would be no messing around with electricity.

    Measurements are all in millimeters.

    Nice plans but as said above, no text. Perhaps this might help...http://www.appaltree.net/rusty/index.htm

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    Thank you for sharing that! I hate seeing anyone make something that could potentionally be dangerous. My dad is Jerry Allen, the inventor of Rusty and Dusty :)

    I'm trying to find the leaf spring for this. I've tried the usual, Tractor supply, auto parts stores and so on. What need is a part number or yr make and model of the vehicle to get the correct springs? Any suggestions or ideas?

    Interesting design, looks like it could be a pretty effective power hammer.

    Biggest concern... there are no SAFETY GUARDS!

    As the design stands, the rear linkage could easily severely injure or kill someone should it break off during use (this can, and has happened with similar designs). If it does break off, it will flail around and could strike or impale the operator.

    A sturdy safety cage around the rear linkage (in front and behind) would be a must for this design to be considered safe enough to operate.

    Step 6 and 7 are the same. The designs have everything, except the arm for the hammer itself. I believe that is step 6. Or Sheet 6 of 17.

    Its actually called an oliver hammer if im not wrong..the springs prevent the hammer to come crashing down on the work piece like so...>