Fred Connell
Student Blacksmith
Power Hammer
Whack Whack Calm
   Notes & Photos:
- Power Hammer
- Power Hammer closeup
- Anvil
- Frame
- Hammer
- Dies
- Hammer Track
- Dupont Linkage
- Linkage Compressed
- Clutch
- Clutch Linkage
- Clutch Foot Petal
- Crankshaft
- crankshaft assembled
- Motor & mount
- Dupont Linkage Patent
- Operation Conclusions
- Operating Video .ogg
- Back toBlacksmith

   Other Stuff:
- Rose Engine

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Fred Connell - Blacksmith
Clutch assembly

The clutch assembly of the Disk Power Hammer utilizes two automotive disk brake rotors as friction surfaces with clutch friction material between. The front [right above] brake rotor disk is fastened to the drive shaft. The rear [left above] brake rotor freely rotates and slides on the drive shaft on a bronze bushing. The automotive clutch throw out bearing [far left above] will apply pressure to the powered disk forcing it against the clutch friction material and the fixed disk, thus engaging the clutch.

An "AX" size V-belt grove was cut in the outside surface of the brake rotor. The 1140 RPM drive motor powers the rear brake rotor directly.

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