looking to buy a new hammer, but i live in perth west australia and it is
very hard to find any thing here .
i saw the big blu 155 looks like it will do the job
any one got some input on this one???
Yeah stuff all in Oz.
You'll probably have to build one.
I saw one on Ebay, and it was about $800, but it was extremely heavy and
I couldn't afford the delivery (and I was in the same state), and
naturally I couldn't afford the divorce if I had bought it ;-)
Regards Charles (NSW)
The BAWA in perth just got a new air hammer from "The Village Smith"
in Logan Village, Qld, well according to their forum page on
Iforgeiron. These are nice hammers to use, based on the ABANA design,
I've used a couple of them and that work fine. From memory they run
about $4000 and I know they ship to perth. look up the village
smith's website and contact them if your interested.
Do you have a group of guys who could get together to make a bunch of
Do a google search as follows: +"clay spencer" +"tire hammer"
At least 200 of these have been built so far, I think. Our club just
built 21 of them and the builders are very enthusiastic about them.
impact wrought ir> looking to buy a new hammer, but i live in perth west australia and it is
There was some talk of it, late last year, but sofar it has never even
got off the ground.
I'm a member of a blacksmithing group, well associate member as they
meet about 500km from here, so its not really an option... actually
thinking about it, it'd be worth the trip :) We don't have an active
club locally, maybe we should start one?
Anyone in South East Queensland that wants to form a blacksmithing
I've been gathering information for the last few years, in prep for
when I have a decent shed. Its now looking like the next few months,
well I'm hoping anyway. this will be a lot better than the dirt floor
lean-too of a shoebox that i use currently.
I have a set of the ABANA airhammer plans, the old model treddle
hammer plans (a friend has the new inline model that I can take pics
of / drawings from...) and a set of RUSTY type plans that are on the
net for free. I've been collecting pics, discussions/data/plans about
these for a while so that when I have a place for them, I can build
them. Infact if you look arround for a while you can get a complete
set of plans for the rusty hammer just from the bits that people post
Thanks for the hint on the google search, I've seen pics of his tire
hammer, but as yet don't know much about it.
I'll do the search now and see what i find.