Build your own power hammer

This is DUSTY-- a 50# power hammer with "hands-free" spring dies for fuller and tenon work and "Bolt-on" hammer dies. DUSTY is a scaled up version of RUSTY and was built by the Appalachian Blacksmiths Association as an educational project. The ABA raffled DUSTY on October 20, 2001

We purchased a new 1.5 hp motor, new springs, and new bearings for this power hammer--the rest was donated. Our out-of-pocket costs were under $500 which is a bargain for a 50# hammer with removable dies. Center column is a hollow chamber which allows user to fill with sand and lead weights.

RUSTY has been a success internationally! Blacksmiths from North America, Africa, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe have ordered plans and built their own version of RUSTY. Order yours today.

NOTICE:  The Appalachian Blacksmiths Association does not design or build power hammers for sale.  The ABA has built a Rusty and a Dusty power hammer based generally on these plans, and then raffled both power hammers as fundraisers. 
     The plans for Rusty, Dusty, and Super Rusty are owned by, designed by, and sold by Jerry Allen of The Wizard's Forge and are presented here as a pubic service by the ABA for blacksmiths looking for an inexpensive alternative to commercial power hammers.  As with any such project, you could be injured when building the machine or using it after it is completed.