Tire Hammer Building Class? Assessing number of people interested in building Ray Klontz tire hamm
Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:00 AM
I obtained the plans for the Ray Klontz Tire Power Hammer, and I'm not sure I want to try to tackle construction all on my own. It does seem that there are a fair number of guys out there in the same position, wanting/needing a reasonably priced power hammer. I know that there have been group build seminars in the past, so I thought I would get a head count of all those interested in getting a hammer this way. I spoke with Clay Spencer about this and was told that unit cost would be in the $1000 range for parts. I'm not sure what total unit cost would be to have a shop facility and Mr. Spencer's help. I am told you need 15-20 guys building hammers to make this idea work out. Anybody besides myself interested?
Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:32 PM
Seems like we just got done talking on the phone I'm interested, and I'm in Maryland. Talk to you soon!
My friend who works in metal fabrication took a look at the plans and believes he and I could build one, no sweat. Furthermore, Clay Spencer is going to be here at the Indiana Blacksmith Association Annual Conference June 1st, and he will have a tire hammer with him. I can gather lots more info on the building at that time.
On the other hand, I'm hot on the trail of a Little Giant 50# hammer as we speak.