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BobH
03-15-2011, 05:37 PM
This place probably looks familiar to some of you. Magic happens behind those doors, but something in this photo just aint right. When a man uses a 100 lb. Little Giant for a door stop he has way too many hammers.

http://knifedogs.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21655&d=1300269255

So, after a little haggling, and for a mere arm, and a leg, Bill let me drag it off the mountain, down to the bottoms where I dwell.

http://knifedogs.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21656&d=1300269264

Home safe and sound. Going to have to cut a hole in the roof. Maybe put a cupola over it.

http://knifedogs.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21657&d=1300269274

Had to take the top shaft assembly off to get it through the door. The door is 6í8Ē. The hammer is 6í8-1/16Ē. Nothing a running start couldnít overcome.

http://knifedogs.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21662&d=1300269972

Now, this was a good running hammer when Bill had it, but I have never let a good running anything stop me from fixing it. So, since the top was off might as well pour new babbitt, and rebuild the clutch. When I talked to Sid at Little Giant about new clutch blocks he had a good chuckle, when I asked around for hard maple block big enough to make them out of everyone got a good laugh. Tim Potier told me he had some Osage Orange out back that he could cut up and send if I needed, but I finally found some maple on the East coast. We traded straight across, gold for wood.

http://knifedogs.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21658&d=1300269290

Considering the cast of lunatics (thanks guys) who were involved in the babbitt pour, it went without a hitch. The secret is in the preparation. Here the bottom has been poured, and now the top is ready.

http://knifedogs.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21659&d=1300269296

Pouring Babbitt is a breeze. If you need any advice. . . call Bill. I donít plan on doing it ever again.

And finally, after a year and a half. . .

http://knifedogs.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21660&d=1300269322

And running. . .

http://knifedogs.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21661&d=1300269330

Now that I am out of excuses Iím going to have to actually finish a knife. . . Someday. . . Soon.
Bob

murphda2
03-15-2011, 07:18 PM
Great story Bob, but where are the pics?

BobH
03-16-2011, 04:21 AM
Oh Great! I just checked the attachment manager and all the photos are gone. I'll have to look into it when I get home.
Bob

BobH
03-16-2011, 04:29 AM
tried to fix it. Think I made it worse

Martin Schutte
03-16-2011, 08:10 AM
Holly crap Bob that`s Beaty of a HUGE monster Chunky hope you have alot of fun!!

Martin

murphda2
03-16-2011, 09:37 AM
Pics look great. I guess you got it all worked out.

Lucky Dog!

Bill Burke
03-16-2011, 09:00 PM
Wow Bob that looks great. Wanna trade? I have this hammer that is in great shape lmost new, Nothing like that old beater of yours...

BobH
03-19-2011, 11:49 AM
I don't know. I have this feeling that yours is about to make a dramatic come back.

BossDog
03-19-2011, 03:53 PM
nice looking hammer and I enjoyed the story.. I promise to never pour babbit bearings..

BobH
04-29-2011, 05:48 PM
A recent video
http://s547.photobucket.com/albums/hh452/king_obo/?action=view&current=HAMMER_1.mp4

BossDog
04-30-2011, 10:30 AM
A recent video
http://s547.photobucket.com/albums/hh452/king_obo/?action=view&current=HAMMER_1.mp4

man, that hammer puts the smack down on hot metal...