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Old 10-17-2016, 08:27 AM
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My buddy Dom built a new shed for his motorcycle 1996 HD Electra glide..



https://youtu.be/NCB3YOPjbOc

Anyhow, I offered to make him some hinges for it.. Still looking for feedback on videos and while this video isn't great.. Still working out editing software it will at least show the process..

I do find working in the trailer while it is great to work in it still is no shop so lighting and room are at a premium..

In this forge down.. the anvil was to high so couldn't get a good swing with the big hammers.. And besides that I'm out of shape.. but hinge number 3 I had a huge blister on my right pointer finger, but carried on..

Time wise to forge all 4 hinges to the point I could put the finials on was about 1hr..

Will take about 1 hr to weld up all the hinge barrels and maybe 2 hrs to make all the mounting plates.. Each will be a different video..

I also filmed these from the other angles with 3D cameras but again lighting is tough as the sun changes angle in the sky..

Anybody having good results with their video editing software? I'm using Cyberlink director 15.0.. I love Windows Movie Maker but next month it's all done being supported and besides it lacks a lot of newer functions.. Not that I would even know how to use them..

Personally I'm not a fan. I think the hand forging of such a large item just takes to long for most to watch.. I did only show each heat for one strap but even at that.. the steel was a cold rolled which is crappy to forge at that size profile and while the steel did move it was painfully slow.. Someone sledging would have been much better or even the foot hammer which I still need to make..

critique away. Looking for any and all feedback, don't be shy..
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:06 PM
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Maybe it's just me Jenn, but I can't get to the video even after signing in to You Tube.
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Maybe it's just me Jenn, but I can't get to the video even after signing in to You Tube.
Hi, sorry about that.. Used Cyberlink to do it in one fell swoop.. I must have mistakenly put it as private vs unlisted..

The link should work now.. It's 36minutes long.

Let me know.. Thanks for the heads up..
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:50 PM
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Jen were you wearing the camera, I got sea sick watching it .
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Jen were you wearing the camera, I got sea sick watching it .
yes, Helmet mounted.. It does take some getting used to. You should have seen when I was really moving..

I like the vantage point.. Roof mounted?
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:56 PM
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So to night I watched the videos from the front camera.. Much better as for seeing what is going on.. Only problem is it's a 3D video.. Much more detail in 3D.. anyhow, I'll see what I can to convert to 2D for the masses here..
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The video seemed like it was sideways on my iPhone., and when I turned it, the screen would auto rotate. But other than that, it seems like a lot of work for those finials!

I am impressed on how well the stack pulls all the smoke up. Nice job on that.

You mentioned making a foot hammer. Will you be able to switch hammer heads easily on that? I noticed that you will change hammers often depending on what you are doing. Or will you be limited on one hammer head?

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The video seemed like it was sideways on my iPhone., and when I turned it, the screen would auto rotate. But other than that, it seems like a lot of work for those finials!

I am impressed on how well the stack pulls all the smoke up. Nice job on that.

You mentioned making a foot hammer. Will you be able to switch hammer heads easily on that? I noticed that you will change hammers often depending on what you are doing. Or will you be limited on one hammer head?

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Did you try it on a regular computer screen? Can't say for iphone.. shut off auto rotate?

It's all a lot of work.. Not a big fan of working cold rolled and then throw in the size factor and doing it ones self is a lot of work and the reason power hammers were invented..

finials were the easiest part..

Stack works great.. the soot, cinder and ash end up all over the roof of the trailer.. sucks it right out.. Sweet.. I still have to install my stack update as a test bed.. Plenty of time now its up and running..

Brian, I do swap hammers a lot.. The big hammer is almost 10lbs.. the smaller one is 6lbs head.. I'm so out of shape it was over 2hrs with both of the heavy weights..

I still have 4 more to make..


The foot hammer will have a head you can just turn 180° around from face to peen..

Not sure if you could tell the difference with the sound or the motion of which hammer is which, but the 6lbs it sounds about right.. the larger hammer it sounds like thunk.......... thunk,,,,,,,,,,,,, thunk,,,,,,,,,,,, vs thunk,,,thunk,,,,,,thunk,,,... It's just so much more weight to lift up and after the blistered formed my pointer finger which is one of my main control fingers on the hammer it was challenging to get the work done..
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Old 10-19-2016, 10:34 AM
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Ok, I know you guys have been watching the vid.. The count is up to 36.

So, come on say what you like or don't like.. Never known you guys to hold your tongues..

Did anybody else get sea sick?

should I have just done 1 hinge blank instead of showing the end 4 finials?

to me forging the blanks out is the no brainer grunt work..

So suggestions welcomed come guys..
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:41 AM
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Ok, I know you guys have been watching the vid.. The count is up to 36.

So, come on say what you like or don't like.. Never known you guys to hold your tongues..

Did anybody else get sea sick?
Well, okay.
The video was hard for me to watch. There is just too much movement in the helmet cam even though it maybe does allow for more details but it's kinda like trying to watch from a tilt-a-whirl.
I wouldn't say I had the same feeling as being sea sick, it was more like annoying and I found myself skipping forward to get it over with.

I paused typing right here & opened the video again, watched the first few minutes to see if I got the same reaction: yup. I don't want to watch it again.
It makes me jumpy & I don't want to be jumpy for 36 minutes.
I do not believe the helmet cam is going to be a popular format.
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