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CruisingRam
09-07-2006, 01:11 AM
I did a search, lots of threads came up, real schizo in organization- am I making an newb mistake with this board in my search? Did I drink too much Ouzo, and prematuraly type a question here that is right in front of my face?

I am 41 years old, and changing careers by getting bachelors of science in Welding and industrial fabrication tech, and I have 5 semesters of nearly pure fab and welding classes- I go to class PUMPED and ready to do some mad scientist type fun (though technically, I am really not a full fledged mad scientist yet, just kind of mildly perturbed until I get my mad scientist certification)

So I am looking for tool making plans to fulfil a number of project ideas-

AND- I actually have a bike shop where I build bikes, but mostly put hard bags and wind screens on newer bikes, so, I need to equip it with tools.

I figure, if I am building stuff in college- why not stuff I can take home?

So, the criteria I need for plans is

: built from metal or woods, but preferably metal, AND needs to have some welding to fab it- if it is just cutting and drilling, they won't accept the plans-

I already have one project- the tubing bender from a regular poster on many bike boards, call sign blackjack, for plans for a tubing bender- so that is my first project

but second I want to build an english wheel, but after that, what do you guys suggest? I am free form think tanking here folks!

Little help?

Chaz
09-07-2006, 06:02 AM
Go to ABANA.com and check out the plans for Ron Kinyon's power hammer. You can use the basic idea and own isze it for a planishing hammer.

jlrussell4
09-07-2006, 02:24 PM
Hello _________,

Welcome to metalmeet.
Go to the opening page of Metalmeet forums. Waaaayyyyy down the list of topics there is a section on tools>metalshaping. There are a lot of ideas for making tools in that section.

CruisingRam
09-07-2006, 03:53 PM
Hello _________,

Welcome to metalmeet.
Go to the opening page of Metalmeet forums. Waaaayyyyy down the list of topics there is a section on tools>metalshaping. There are a lot of ideas for making tools in that section.

name is Don, thanks, I have been lurking for a while but not posting too much, but, like I said, I am in school for this now, stepping out of bolt on mechancial mods to making me own mods mate!

DYCE
09-07-2006, 04:28 PM
Go to ABANA.com and check out the plans for Ron Kinyon's power hammer. You can use the basic idea and own isze it for a planishing hammer.
Iwent to ABANA and looked for the hammer plans and I couldn't find them Chaz. Maybe they are for members only and I have to join? You got me courious.... Neat site though. :)
Jeff

tdoty
09-07-2006, 05:13 PM
ABANA sells the plans in a book for $12 here: http://www.bookmasters.com/abana/plans.htm
Lots of variations on the web, try Googling "Kinyon Hammer".

I'm still not sure this design would quite work as a planishing hammer. A planishing hammer has a speed upward of 2000 strokes per minute. I'm sure it could be modified into a power hammer of sorts though. Just my opinion.

HTH,
Tim D.

anders nørgaard
09-07-2006, 06:02 PM
...Lots of variations on the web, try Googling "Kinyon Hammer".

...HTH,
Tim D.

Tim,
Take care when you google..... takes you in for A LOT of reading :o :o :o http://66.242.22.14/forum/images/icons/icon12.gif

http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/hammer/hammer.html (http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/hammer/hammer.html)



http://www.artistblacksmith.com/airhammerforsale.htm (http://www.artistblacksmith.com/airhammerforsale.htm)



http://www.geocities.com/zoellerforge/hammer.html (http://www.geocities.com/zoellerforge/hammer.html)



http://metalsmithinghowto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=30 (http://metalsmithinghowto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=30)



http://metalsmithinghowto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=2 (http://metalsmithinghowto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=2)



http://habairon.org/July05/Photo071605.html (http://habairon.org/July05/Photo071605.html)



http://www.anvilfire.com/bookrev/linn/air_hammer_video.htm (http://www.anvilfire.com/bookrev/linn/air_hammer_video.htm)



http://www.geocities.com/zoellerforge/airhammer.pdf#search=%22kinyon%20hammer%22 (http://www.geocities.com/zoellerforge/airhammer.pdf#search=%22kinyon%20hammer%22)



http://www.hobartwelders.com/mboard/printthread.php?t=7997 (http://www.hobartwelders.com/mboard/printthread.php?t=7997)



http://www.lametalsmiths.org/news/Feb05.htm (http://www.lametalsmiths.org/news/Feb05.htm)


Lots of pics and plans in these links!!

tdoty
09-07-2006, 06:43 PM
Yup, I read those, and figured I'd just post the Google search terms :grin: . I read most of that stuff a while back, as well as a few mods to the basic Kinyon design....................and somewhere in the whole research thing was a link that led me here. Go figure :grin:


Tim D.