Super Rusty 

  appalachian blacksmiths association logo

Super Rusty
Order Plans
Wizard's Forge
Worldwide Gallery
ABA's Front Page
Contacts & Links



Organized in 1978, the Appalachian Blacksmiths Assn. is an affiliate of ABANA. We represent blacksmiths, bladesmiths, and farriers in West Virginia and its surrounding states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky. 

We publish a quarterly newsletter which keeps our membership up to date on events. The newsletter also features many metalworking tips.  

Appalachian Blacksmiths Association


Nothing herein may be reproduced unless permission of the submitter and/or the Appalachian Blacksmiths Association is given.


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. 



The Appalachian Power Hammer--a power hammer that you can build from new or used stuff no matter where you live.


super rusty, latest version of rusty

This is "SUPER RUSTY" the Appalachian Power Hammer. 

Like DUSTY, it has bolt-on dies.  Like RUSTY, it mounts on a wood timber base (to be added later, fitted to the owner's height.)


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.

super rusty art


super rusty

Super RUSTY-- a 35# power hammer with "hands-free" spring dies for fuller and tenon work and "Bolt-on" hammer dies.

Super RUSTY is a scaled up version of the original RUSTY.

Super RUSTY is just as cost-conscious as his predecessors.  Perhaps, even more so.

Super RUSTY has a simplified pulley and drive.  The Pitman arm turnbuckle is eliminated (they are sometimes hard to find.)  And the hammer slide assembly requires less welding than prior models.   

Super RUSTY is powered by a reliable Maytag motor! 








Go to Appalachian Blacksmiths Assn.

Need more information?

 Go to



Return to Top