View Full Version : Power sledge hammer?

12-31-2002, 03:50 PM
Has anyone built thier own power hammer. I have a english wheel, but it is SLOW. I am forming sheet metal and my arm is getting pretty tired. Also is there a better source of leather shot bags?

12-31-2002, 04:36 PM
Check out the East Coast Junk Yard Hammer on anvilfire.com (E-CJYH)

01-05-2003, 09:21 PM
A friend of mine is building a pneumatic beng mounted hammer. he is using a 18 wheeler air brake diaphragm as the power source

01-06-2003, 08:18 PM
I have this 24 inch cinncinatti lathe. How about hooking a eccentric on the spindle, with a cross arm over my english wheel frame?
I read the listed topics.. the common thing that works is a auto shock with spring in the arm. I have been thinking of controls, Like a foot pedal where if it beats my butt I can fall (or run) and it will quit.. ha ha..
That lathe was free, don't know how may more of them are out there.. but the only thing I have used it for has been a wheel polisher. Maybe this ten ton beast can hammer some metal too?

01-31-2003, 10:31 PM
I've been reading a book on forming sheet metal. One of the planishing hammers they have is based on a common air-chisel. I've never seen one of those power hammers except on Monster Garage with Jesse James once. It looks like a powerful but bone rattling machine. I was thinking That the English wheel would be a great shrinking tool if the English wheel was powered and you had a special upper and lower wheel that would alternately corrugate the metal and then flatten it. It would be able to shrink and it wouldn't rattle your bones. I don't have any experience in that process yet but I'll be interested to see what you come up with.

02-02-2003, 09:59 PM
Gulley Performance Center 1-423-247-2271has small,12",14",16",18",23", shot bags 9.95 to90.00 empty

02-18-2003, 02:42 AM
Check out this web site. http://tinmantech.com/


02-19-2003, 12:09 AM
Thanks Joe, nice site!