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Railroad track anvil


This was my second home made anvil. It seemed like a good idea but the overall weight was to low and I never really used it much.

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  • 5.9 mm
  • 1/30
  • f f/2.8
  • ISO 134
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Your railroad track anvil looks handy for light work e. g. Tinsmithing: embedded in a cylindrical post means it can be rolled a distance fairly easily, so could be useful outdoors. A nice idea though.

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How do you cut the hole through the stump? I’d like to do this for my RR track piece. Thank you in advance for your time

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I used a chainsaw to shape the stump for the railroad track. An auger that I got from Harbor Freight was used to drill through to hold the track down to the stump. However, take note of my original comment that this ended up being too light and bouncy so I immediately went on to work on a heavier version with the stand made out of welded steel.

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If you need a hard work surface, then you want to use the top of the track which is work hardened by the trains running over it. Not an issue for something like tin smithing though which has been suggested.

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