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dutch 12-15-2020 04:03 PM

tapping machine to hammer....
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little covid lockdown project.

Last year I purchased an Eckold hand held pneumatic planishing hammer.
It`s time to build a frame for it... so, instead of building a whole new frame, I purchased this old tapping machine last week.

It has a nice heavy base and 6" cast column. The top of the machine can roll up & down about 5" which enables me to get my panels in even with big flanges and such.

I tore the whole thing down and cut plates for the upper arm which will hold the hammer later on. I`ll get some pics tomorrow. [P

kenny c 12-15-2020 07:53 PM

This will be a cool build. Keep us posted.[P[P

Old Iron 12-16-2020 08:51 AM


dutch 12-16-2020 08:56 AM

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My machinist friend does all milling and turning for this thing. The spindle housing will get a solid 2" shaft which will hold the main bolts for the upper arm. On the other end a quick release clamp will hold the hammer.
Got a start... :)

smallfoot 12-16-2020 08:57 AM

That's gonna be a cool tool.

forbigpicture 12-16-2020 03:48 PM

^^^^ Yeah man !!!!


Burgerman 12-17-2020 01:59 AM

Keep those photos coming Dutch. [cl

BillM 12-17-2020 06:59 AM


Originally Posted by Burgerman (Post 541852)
Keep those photos coming Dutch. [cl

Please! I'm enjoying following this "build".

dutch 12-29-2020 03:23 PM

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We made a start on some machine work today.
I will use the old table to store dies and other stuff and the lower arm will be bolted to the other side of it. We cut the radius of the cast part in a piece of 3.5x3.5" bar to which the lower arm will be welded and the whole thing bolted to the cast table/ bushing.
Clamp for the Eckold is tacked to the upper arm.

dutch 01-11-2021 11:03 AM

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got most work done. A 10 pcs set of lower dies is being made and I will make some sort of non rattle thingy to store them on the old machine table which is now on the backside of the column.
One other thing that still needs to be made is the extension for the lower dies so I can drop the lower arm 20" or so.

I ordered the air foot switch so I hope I can make some noise this week...or next.

Skip 01-11-2021 02:55 PM

That's pretty. And its pretty dang cool. [cl

kenny c 01-11-2021 09:50 PM

[cl[cl. Now we need to see what you do with it.[P[P

DozerII 01-12-2021 03:24 AM

That turned out amazing, just like the work you will turn out with it. [P[P

Old Iron 01-12-2021 07:25 AM

I like it----------A lot :cool:

forbigpicture 01-12-2021 08:09 AM


dutch 01-12-2021 09:28 AM

thanks guys. Once all parts have arrived I`ll try so get some noise your way... [S

BillM 01-12-2021 01:27 PM

Looks great Dutch. Like a brand new machine.

I-R-POPS 01-12-2021 07:51 PM

Very impressive!! Well done sir.

bob w 01-12-2021 09:33 PM

Yours is built a lot better than many I've seen. Your great grandchildren can eventually use it.:D

dutch 02-17-2021 01:36 PM

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Hardened the lower dies and build this rattle free storage on the old drill table.
Only thing I`m still waiting for is the extension for the lower dies.
I did have a problem to solve. While hammering the lower arm slowly dropped.
I didn`t expect that to happen with that big clamp holding it...but it did. Got it fixed with a spring loaded pin right through.
Anyone have a good name for this thing? looks like a nice lettering project :)

kenny c 02-17-2021 09:35 PM

No name but it sure is cool.[cl[cl[dr

dutch 02-18-2021 01:47 AM


Originally Posted by kenny c (Post 544694)
No name but it sure is cool.[cl[cl[dr

Actually.... [S that sounds like a great name... [cl

28sawrig 02-18-2021 11:22 AM

Thumper⚒ Or Dolly Patent👅

Dr Crankenstein 02-18-2021 01:15 PM

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