i am a hobbyist knifemaker and need plans to build a tire hammer.
I pulled this "Price is $30US including postage to US and Canada, Send check or money order to Clay Spencer, 73 Penniston Pvt. Drive, Somerville, AL 35670. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com for info or call my cell 256-558-3658. Or send Paypal for $30 to firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com is my Paypal address but does not work for e-mail.)" off the Salt Fork Craftsmen page Saltfork Craftsmen Tailgate online Market place
The tire drive is the critical part, it can be adapted to a number of designs. I prefer one that puts the tire and motor down near the floor. It makes for a more stable machine.
Do a search for
Ray Clontz Tire Hammer Plans by Clay Spencer
and you will get a bunch of hits, which include some good pictures, or message me direct and we can talk about design ideas.
I looked at building a tire hammer but all the designs I found took up so much floor space that I went with an air hammer instead.
Here is a short video of it in use making a Damascus / Pattern welded billet.
From the time you're born till' you ride in a hearse, there's nothing so bad it couldn't be worse!
All of the tire hammer designs I have seen call for about a 2x3 or a 3x4 footprint. A Rusty style might be a bit more, but doesn't need nearly as much overhead height.
Your air hammer is cool but it needs a bunch more anvil and bolting it down would help a lot. That side to side hula is scary.
firstname.lastname@example.org I am just northeast of Denver on I 76.
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