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  • The Award for Biggest Junkyard Power Hammer

    Goes to these guys,by far

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXmKHGqfFlc

    Gotta hand it to them,they are making the most out of home brew equipment.
    I just need one more tool,just one!

  • #2
    The EPA/ OSHA / Niosha -in this country makes this forging impossible due to all the iron scale ( pollution), noise (hearing loss), heat, lack of protective gear and the fear of accidents. Let's remember that we had similar in the early 19 hundreds of this country. The can due attitude is to be commended which is almost gone , except in home workshops.

    I don't think there any company in USA that can do these forgings any more due to regulations. Not sure as to what the final product is, but it resembles a turret bearing for a tank.

    Our industrial base has been squandered by those that have little talent other than being a be political appointee.

    Tom

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    • #3
      No doubt economics has driven lots to low cost producing countries, but there is lots of forging in the US, both open and die, as there is here.. I know a couple of companies who make a living welding up the bases
      in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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      • #4
        Yes it is still done here.

        That looks like a pipe flange.
        CNC machines only go through the motions

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        • #5
          Yes Pipe flange,they show it being machined at the end.I'm betting that they produce short runs of specialty items since China has several companies with modern ring rolling and forging capabilities.

          What I was impressed by was the team work and the design of the forge.I think that's the first large hammer I have seen built up from structural steel and pipe.
          I just need one more tool,just one!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wierdscience View Post
            Yes Pipe flange,they show it being machined at the end.I'm betting that they produce short runs of specialty items since China has several companies with modern ring rolling and forging capabilities.

            What I was impressed by was the team work and the design of the forge.I think that's the first large hammer I have seen built up from structural steel and pipe.
            Yes the team work was awesome . They all know there's no time to waste and not a move was wasted. Between the the guys on the floor and the forklift operators I can see they've done this before.
            Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
            Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

            Location: British Columbia

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            • #7
              Keen lot, fair bit of radiation off a big lump of glowing steel that heavy, certainly singe your arm hair off.
              Not a job I'd like to do myself, but it does show what you can do if your determined, I would have liked to see the rest of the mechanism, I'm going to guess its an old piling rig.
              Interesting nevertheless
              Mark

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              • #8
                Maybe that`s one of the jobs that will be brought back to Make America Great ?gain----
                Brian Rupnow
                Design engineer
                Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                • #9
                  I agree with the the pipe flange theory; note there is a weld bead root left by the machining. This might even be a stainless job since many black iron pipe flanges are only machined on the mating surfaces - but they went to the trouble of cleaning up the entire piece, so it might be going into a refinery or similar application. Nice work all around, from the forging to the final finishing.

                  Used to be a company in Beaumont, Texas that forged pipe flanges in a similar way - IIRC, they had a 15,000 lb double arch hammer. They used forklifts with manipulators and fewer workers; I'm going on memory again but I believe there were 5 people on the team, including the hammer driver.

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                  • #10
                    That whole thing was pretty impressive. Thanks for sharing

                    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LibbyHillBrewer View Post
                      That whole thing was pretty impressive. Thanks for sharing

                      Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
                      X2 talk about a git-er-done attitude... the rough draft was amazing before it even encountered the machine work...

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                      • #12
                        Wow. Those guys are well practiced. Wonder if flange could be for a hydro electric project. Funny comments afterward to effect of '10 usd in wages per flange'.

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                        • #13
                          Reminds me of these guys, except bigger...

                          http://fixerdave.blogspot.com/

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                          • #14
                            I wonder what they do when it rains/snows.
                            Sole proprietor of Acme Buggy Whips Ltd.
                            Specialty products for beating dead horses.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Beazld View Post
                              I wonder what they do when it rains/snows.
                              Watch the water evaporating.
                              Mike
                              WI/IL border, USA

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