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Stash

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  1. If anyone is planning on a visit, post it here- maybe a few of us can co ordinate a visit at the same time, do some lunch or something. I've been there twice already, that isn't enough. I'm about 1 1/2 hrs away and can almost go at the drop of a hat. Steve
  2. One of the demonstrators at the 2018 ABANA conference in Richmond was talking about his drainage ditch patina. Steve
  3. I'll pass on your offer, Mr. Slag (Der Slagmeister?) My 2 1/2 acres is likely to kill me with one of those acoustic things. Steve
  4. Offhand, I would say they were for large industrial forging- think railroad, or ship building or the like. Maybe held in a chain sling to support the weight as worked under a big power hammer. Test them- they might be wrought iron. Steve
  5. Definitely made in England and shipped over here. For pix I was thinking full side view and a shot of the top face. IIRC wright put on one piece faceplates starting around 1885 or so. Prior to that there were 2 or more top plate pieces.On the older anvils you can see the join between the two, which helps with the age range. The older anvils also were a bit 'chunkier', which can help with age detection. No serial numbers, so you need to look for more subtle differences. Steve
  6. Not having "England" stamped on it means it is pre- 1910 ish. More pix might help get a closer date guess. Steve
  7. I would have to give that 'deal' a great big "nope. No thanks" Steve
  8. Frosty- I think I need to back off too. We get the mods upset, that would be Royd rage. Steve
  9. I see what you did there, John. Steve
  10. Looks to be 1901. See Frazer's comment re value. Steve
  11. I'm running my bottom blast with a recycled bathroom blower, rated at 115 cfm. It comes out of the blower at 4", reduces to 2" then goes 3" and up to the fire. I run it thru a dump valve just downstream of the blower- a blast gate on one leg of a 4" wye, providing back pressure to the other leg, to feed the fire. I haven't put any kind of meters on my system- I hold my hand over the firepot, feel the breeze and say "yup, thats fine". I usually choke the dump valve down halfway unless I want a lot of heat, choke it down completely and I get some major heat. Does your setup work? Not work?
  12. Hey Kai- welcome aboard. Looks like your anvil is from 1906, probably close to the end of the year. Sounds like it's a beast. Show us some pix, please. Steve
  13. Good find. Good call, not pushing to get the cover screws off. Just hit them with penetrant- ATF/acetone 50/50 works a treat. Sometimes a little heat will help, but not too hot. The other thing I've done, set a screwdriver in the slot, and give it a light tappy-tap with a light hammer. Lather, rinse and repeat slowly. Good luck. Good proper looking legs too. Steve
  14. That is what I've been paying for PA smithing coal picked up 10 bags at a time. My supplier sources from the Fisher mine , off Rte 80. Steve
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