Forge press build - structural load help

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Hello everyone,

My name is Rick. I am not an engineer nor am I a student. I am simply a hobby maker that does machining, blacksmithing and fabrication using a combination of materials. Typically ferrous metals, wood and stone.

I am constantly bumping into areas of knowledge in which I have limited knowledge and am looking for group that I can share ideas and get help in applying technical concepts to achieve results.

Much of what I do is building items that need to accomplish a specific task.

I am currently working on a design for a hydraulic forging press to be used to squish hot metal (forge into various shapes).

I'm not sure if this is the best place to be?

I live in S.E. Wisconsin.

We have 2 golden reteivers and enjoy, music, the outdoors, food and craft cocktails.

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Thanks Phinds,

I took a quick surf through the DIY section, interesting collection of information.
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