Alec Steele
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Ryan Bishop
Ryan Bishop Dag siden
I'd have build straps for the motor. Can't really fix what's there but you could drive it down and hold it.
K Del
K Del Dag siden
cool the center not the entire piece
awhtjio 2 dager siden
I'm pretty sure bcbloc02 could fix your motor mounts. He repaired his huge radial arm drill motor mounts after dropping it.
big water tours
big water tours 3 dager siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="190">3:10</a> SHAAAAFT
Dan B
Dan B 3 dager siden
That machine was dropped during transportation. I'd make the freight company pay
Prinz Eugen van Sovoyen
can you melt brass, steel and cast iron in the paragonm oven? Can you fill the chamber with shielding gas like CO2 or argon so far less or ideally no millscale forms onheat treatment parts
GuiltyMalice 3 dager siden
I’m sorry you’re dealing with something so unfortunate. I can’t imagine your excitement over getting this machine only to realize the unfortunate situation it has left you in hindering that excitement. A plague on all their houses who had wronged you with this deal. Obviously I don’t mean that lol but that’s f*cked up. I wish you the best with getting this situation remedied and hope the previous owners will do the right thing and reimburse what you should have had discounted to begin with in what is needed to fix this beautiful hammer of power. You got this Alec. I look forward to seeing it in use.
Alan Silva
Alan Silva 3 dager siden
how much does a new one cost?
Hovak Vartevanian
Hovak Vartevanian 3 dager siden
Steele v Stelter homemade Darts challenege! You can play a game of darts via video call....
JarAxe 3 dager siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="519">8:39</a> "Because ADHD" I totally relate to this. Because I could never wait for parts if I can find a way to fix it myself. But also because I have ADHD. xD
epiphonesg007 4 dager siden
Super rough measurement. 8.555 inches... Hmm
gary Fox
gary Fox 4 dager siden
Alec ......mate just go back to metric ................ far easier better to understand more exact and YOU know it too huh :-):-) :-)
Malcolm Coghill
Malcolm Coghill 5 dager siden
Do you have some comeback on the company/person that sold you that press ? Surely its not fit for purpose ?
utiplayer 7 dager siden
So, I'm thinking that the motor wasn't a candidate to just rebuild?
Russell Babcock
Russell Babcock 7 dager siden
Hopefully it was insured. Looks like the shipper dropped it to do that much damage.
Vladimir Popov
Vladimir Popov 8 dager siden
this sentinel is perfect for my pizza :D
Radioactive Goat
Radioactive Goat 8 dager siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="715">11:55</a> waaat was dat??
Nicholas Slavik
Nicholas Slavik 8 dager siden
Who'd have thought that working as a blacksmith would mean also learning to do some millwright work as well :)
Old goat
Old goat 8 dager siden
Damn, 15hp, that's more than my car.
Braden O'Connor
Braden O'Connor 9 dager siden
What do you do about a purchase like that Alec? Those feet are thick and are the main point of contact for that hammer. And really thick, to the point is there a weld with enough penetration to work for any long period of time. So my question is, can u get your money back, back charge them Or she them for misrepresenting the product?
Adam Wynn
Adam Wynn 9 dager siden
Dang. And I thought it was complicated when I had to fix my little Grizzly belt grinder when it fell off the table and broke one of the bells. In the words of the great Dr. Bruce Banner, "Oh, this is much worse."
Glaxed 9 dager siden
Hit up this old tony
Roger Ramius Sergei Alexander Chiang MacClintock
I love fixing and dissecting old workhorse machines for this exact reason. It's just amazing how you can piece together the thought process of the person before you!
Roger Ramius Sergei Alexander Chiang MacClintock
His hair just keeps getting wilder..... I'm not complaining, just a bit jealous.
TheRjjrjjr 9 dager siden
This is lawsuit time!!!
ClayZ 9 dager siden
I wish I had hair like that.
niduoe stre
niduoe stre 9 dager siden
So, you need a kiwi. You can find kiwis in New Zealand. Yup, its just that easy.
Lee McGann
Lee McGann 9 dager siden
What is the largest thing you are set up to heat treat?
niduoe stre
niduoe stre 9 dager siden
with the NEMA motor and turned the shaft/recut the keyway, but... you got it done. As for that drive gear removal, that helicoil was a rather unpleasant speed bump.
Matteo Mocci
Matteo Mocci 10 dager siden
I love the way you take care of things.. wow
Justin Scott
Justin Scott 10 dager siden
How do you guys have all this nice equipment, but yet don't seem to have much of a clue about a lot of mechanical things?
Eric Summers
Eric Summers 10 dager siden
Alec should try to make a pirate blunderbuss.
DarthRevan 10 dager siden
Who elese was thinking “just machine the motor shaft down to the size of the gear.”
Proto_Squad 10 dager siden
I have never ever in a million years seen a bearing that big
thefourthtuxzt 10 dager siden
Just use some duct tape to hold it in place... Duct tape fixes everything
9T2 10 dager siden
I laughed too hard at the alert part 😂
niduoe stre
niduoe stre 10 dager siden
Get in touch with Abom on you tube, he’s an extraordinarily talented machinists
Aaron Wolfenbarger
Aaron Wolfenbarger 10 dager siden
You literally can MAKE a broach easily!
Aaron Wolfenbarger
Aaron Wolfenbarger 10 dager siden
I was going to say why are you so positive seeming about it but I keep seeing the suit in the back ground and I realized he is probably your lawyer! If its not free except for the cost of shipping by the time he is done then he isnt worth the suit he is in!
niduoe stre
niduoe stre 10 dager siden
You could make a hell of a fidget spinner with those bearings
Aaron Wolfenbarger
Aaron Wolfenbarger 10 dager siden
You got screwed! It CAn be repaired I think you should probably look at it under UV light with magnification to look for micro fractures before attempting to have it fixed though , if its THAT broke ass then its probably worse than that at the small level as well!
Siggy in CR
Siggy in CR 10 dager siden
Sorry Alec, you got taken for a ride on that hammer if you were told it hadn't been used much and the worn paint was intentionally done to look like patina. You don't need to have the hammer welded and the motor rewound on a lightly used or low hour machine. The cracks on the motor mounts look fairly fresh based on the light orange rust. So most likely they're from moving the machine. Those old machines were built to last and be repaired so odds are that after some initial repairs it'll be good to go for a long time. But yeah, if it was sold to you as a machine that saw little use, my guess is you got conned.
therarmann 10 dager siden
lmfao imperial measurements
Flinch 10 dager siden
That's no simple piece of furniture, and top heavy to boot. Looks like the load rolled over into the lifting slings during moving at some point and the motor got aced. I'd have gone with the NEMA motor and turned the shaft/recut the keyway, but... you got it done. As for that drive gear removal, that helicoil was a rather unpleasant speed bump.
David Weeks
David Weeks 10 dager siden
So, you need a kiwi. You can find kiwis in New Zealand. Yup, its just that easy.
A & C Productions
A & C Productions 10 dager siden
Isaac Bruner
Isaac Bruner 10 dager siden
i seen that zeroing Technic on that lathe. i was taught by my teacher that you loosen the low and tighten the high. i got pretty good at it with practice and was able to take that practice down to competition and my time went from 5 minutes to 45 seconds haha
Kataclysm113 10 dager siden
wait... did he... did he just make a lathe chuck key at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="900">15:00</a>?
Zach Brenner
Zach Brenner 10 dager siden
Why not just wait for the motor to arrive and make the shaft smaller?
Richard Schmidtendorff
Richard Schmidtendorff 11 dager siden
Brazing......I keep wondering why it wasn't brazed.
Giacomo m
Giacomo m 11 dager siden
Let me get this straigth. You seen a powerhammer that fan cost more than 10000 buks bit nerd to be repaired, and you bus It without check It by yourself and without the guide or a tecnical?
Bryan Gilbert
Bryan Gilbert 11 dager siden
You would do better to reduce the shaft by the 1/8 on the at motor.
hen ko
hen ko 11 dager siden
You know when Alec says a tool is expensive, it's expensive.
Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell 11 dager siden
the corona alert hahahahah i lost it
kyle_ daden
kyle_ daden 11 dager siden
You know what, I enjoy these kindsa videos way more than forging now.
Chace Elliott
Chace Elliott 11 dager siden
You could make a hell of a fidget spinner with those bearings
hen ko
hen ko 11 dager siden
Or bore that sleeve out .125 with a boring bar on your manual mill. Using a dial indicator to find the center of the hole and have a spindle mounted boring bar. Then trim the ke
ken ezzell
ken ezzell 11 dager siden
So... why a new motor?......could the feet not be welded or cast on?
Mathew Edward Nation
Mathew Edward Nation 11 dager siden
have you ever try making pizza in the heat treeting oven
Charming nowhere to hide
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="716">11:56</a> that's hilarious 😂
Antoine Rougerie
Antoine Rougerie 11 dager siden
The gear made of some kind of strange canvas looks like Celeron. It was used on a few old French cars as a timing gear. It wears badly with time, but stays quite strong as far as it's properly lubricated.
Tommy Litchfield
Tommy Litchfield 11 dager siden
Why not just bore out the 1 1/2 hole to 1 5/8 hole...?
Raihan Mohammed
Raihan Mohammed 11 dager siden
Would those thousands of an inch in centering have any negative effect?
Charming nowhere to hide
This is whats called a LEMON. Whoever sold it to you probably lied about everything that you mentioned. I'd definitely be looking at getting some of the money back.
Admiral Tymothy's Loot Chest
Alec: *Drops tens of thousands on a broken old power hammer* Also Alec: *Thinks a 200 boring bar is expensive*
Wayfarer Zen
Wayfarer Zen 11 dager siden
Oh my god that corona alert part made me lose it. Props to your editor XD
Pedro Ibañez
Pedro Ibañez 11 dager siden
you have a lathe and a mill, you can make your own adaptor, really not big deal, you should ask AvE or this old tony, those guys know a thing or two about industrial machines
Droidman5910 11 dager siden
Did this mans just say 8.8555 inches. *metric system has left the chat*
Steve Shindeldecker
Steve Shindeldecker 12 dager siden
Abom 79 could make you one in no time
Eddie Martin
Eddie Martin 12 dager siden
You need to message AvE he would probably know off the top of the head what you need
Jonathon Wisnoski
Jonathon Wisnoski 12 dager siden
Really surprised it is 15 horsepower. I put together a building for feed mixing one time, and when they starting bringing in the machines that were going to inhabit this building it was insane. One machine had like half a dozen 50 HP electric engines installed in parallel. And this was a tiny single room operation.
Jonathon Wisnoski
Jonathon Wisnoski 12 dager siden
How is this only 300lbs? Did you miss a zero? Funnily enough, I just got a shipment of a fridge that claims to be 370lbs, but I would swear it feels more like 120lbs when I pick it up. So maybe I just do not know what things weigh.
Jonathon Wisnoski
Jonathon Wisnoski 10 dager siden
@Timothy S. Thanks Timothy S. that makes sense. I will assume it is 300lbs per square inch of hammer head or something like that as well, because that sounds orders of magnitude weaker than would be useful. If the hammer could not lift the man operating it, it would surprise me.
Timothy S.
Timothy S. 10 dager siden
When he says it's a 300lb hammer that doesnt mean it's actually weight but instead the amount of force it strikes with
3zEkie1 12 dager siden
Could it be that the guys who sold you the thing were screwing you over ?
TheTruthHurts 12 dager siden
Or bore that sleeve out .125 with a boring bar on your manual mill. Using a dial indicator to find the center of the hole and have a spindle mounted boring bar. Then trim the key .0625 to fit the keyway. Because you would have bored the hole out .125 (.0625 each side). Just what I would have done. .0625 isn't much. 🤷
Oliver Zaiser
Oliver Zaiser 12 dager siden
Throw the old part out. Make new two part piece to hold the tooth wheel and secure that with a Keyles taper lock bushing. All problems solved and a bit more flexible on shaft seizes
Chris Lesemann
Chris Lesemann 12 dager siden
He may look like harry potter but i think he is faking his British accent like fps Russia
Timothy S.
Timothy S. 10 dager siden
Pretty sure he's not, been watching for years and it's remained constant
Tony Charlton
Tony Charlton 12 dager siden
I hit the like for the ADHD comment alone ! <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="519">8:39</a>
CchewWitup 12 dager siden
a british guy saying inches, golden.
Factologist 12 dager siden
This is whats called a LEMON. Whoever sold it to you probably lied about everything that you mentioned. I'd definitely be looking at getting some of the money back.
System Renegade
System Renegade 12 dager siden
Why didn't you just cut the welds out of the end and then drive the center out.
Shane Cheatham
Shane Cheatham 12 dager siden
Just curious, if I received an item that was that expensive, and not as described, I'd be asking for my money back ...not going through the extra cost of fixing it.....just wondering why you didn't do that?
GoontieLips 12 dager siden
1 inch diameter boring bar probably still would not give you the rigidity that you need to go 6 inches deep, as a rule of thumb 4 times your diameter is really as far as you wanna have your tool sticking out.
Maverick Wagner
Maverick Wagner 12 dager siden
Stephani -D
Stephani -D 12 dager siden
"Open it now." "Why?" "ADHD."
Drew Shapiro
Drew Shapiro 12 dager siden
Kind of curious why you wouldn't turn a larger shaft down on the lathe instead of modifying the gear. Seems trivial to turn a 1 5/8 shaft down to 1 1/2.