January, 2014

Tire Hammer Build @ Monster Metal

Larry Langdon and Andy Blakney did an amazing job: Opening their shop up to us, all the logistics of gathering the materials, getting lots of the blanks cut (including having a Seattle company slice-n-dice the anvils out of 7-1/2" plate steel) and even getting some sub-assemblies welded up. THANK YOU MONSTER METAL! http://monstermetal.org/ Then Friday morning the throng of strangers showed up - introduced ourselves - and went to work. Three 10-to-12 hour days later 16 power hammers had been completed and tested - one is a donation to NW Blacksmith Assn. Larry & Andy kept the shop humming - as well as running machines and donning welding helmets. Chuck was the welding master! He ran that MIG so hard it froze the regulator. Hope you enjoy the slideshow!