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Fear the Yoder!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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  2. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,075


    They are defonitely to be respected.... but what a nice tool to have....
    I used the one in the video for a short have to get in the zone where your not distracted at all... or you could lose a finger real quick!

    If anyone has one sitting around and is afraid of it... I'll give it a good home! ;)

  3. Big Mac
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,563

    Big Mac
    1. Utah HAMBers

    I've done enough damage to my thumbs with a regular hand held hammer. If I tried one of those I would never be able to hitch hike again.
  4. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 16,184

    from California

    bet you only stick your thumb in there once though.
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  5. LOL yeah because you don't have it to stick it in again!
  6. My Friend Rick has one of those......the video does no justice......
  7. Fopelaez
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 272


    I'd love to learn how to use one of those, scary though...
  8. Jungle Jalopy
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 198

    Jungle Jalopy

  9. outlaw256
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,021


    i would love to have all the machines it takes to do the work we do. but i dont and dont have the money to buy them anyway! but how cool would it be to know how to run all these cool old machines.....i love to learn new things but after my wreck in 05 i have a hard time just remembering the shop is 300 ft from tthe house. i get lost or forget why i went out there sometimes so learning new stuff is hard cause i cant remember what i just learned,. well not all the time but alot.
  10. JackieTreehorn
    Joined: Jan 12, 2011
    Posts: 21


    My dad had one he used a lot. When I was a little kid hanging out in the shop I would always have to run for cover 'cause I hated the noise!
  11. deto
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 2,621


    I like how walden had a huge box you need to stand up on just to get up to the throat. Too cool
  12. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 16,184

    from California

    looks like fun. anybody have one I could borrow for a few years?
  13. wandi harry
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
    Posts: 183

    wandi harry

    Watching the video has reinforced the fact that l know nothing about metal shaping , a great tool in the right hands by the look of it.
  14. sawzall
    Joined: Jul 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,518


    having watched helve hammer in action at "metal meet".. a yoder is PASSE'
  15. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,856


    ugh...Sooooo badass. damn it.
  16. dustdevil
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 814

    from illinois

    That is pretty cool! He makes it look easy. I'm sure it takes a while to get used to it and being super careful on the whole "thumb" situation. One of these days I'd love to learn from a master like him!!
  17. That was a great video to enjoy my coffee with.

    I also worked on that Yoder about 12 or so years ago. Faye is a true gentlemen. I had been saving my coins to buy a Yoder, then Monster Garage came out and the prices trippled over night. Still saving my coin! If I had a Merc, I trade in a heartbeat.

    I always wondered when Bobby Walden bought his and what he payed for it.
  18. Fay's best tool is his knee, that's what he told me! Hahahaa...
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  20. CutawayAl
    Joined: Aug 3, 2009
    Posts: 2,145

    from MI

    Like this machine, old english wheels also had large massive castings. Most of the modern versions of these machines are not as stiff as those older ones were.

    I wonder if that is the same "Yoder" company that now makes logging machinery?
  21. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,077


    I've always been attracted to older industrial machinery.I had a custiomer in the Fairfax Industrial district that did aircraft work during WWII and was doing molds for Weld Wheels.They still use the same machinery.
  22. HotRodMetal
    Joined: Apr 13, 2007
    Posts: 167

    from USA

    This is a Double sided yoder a friend had. One side for shrinking, and the other side for forming.

    Was used in an airplane factory way back when

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  23. Cshabang
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,456


    I got to play around on a yoder for a few months...Its defiantly a workout, and a machine to respect as others have said... Id love to have one some day...
  24. WaldenSpeed
    Joined: Feb 11, 2008
    Posts: 29

    from Pomona CA

    Bought it in 1988 for 20,000. It was a double so I sold the smaller LK arms to off set the cost. It was N.O.S. still in cosmolene and grease. I was the first person to have used it. Wish I hadn't sold the other arms though, but 20g's in 1988 was a lot of cash, in fact 20g's is still a lot of cash!! Thanks Bobby

  25. Cast iron frames are not as stiff as some people might think.

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