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  1. I was just exchanging blue rhino tanks at the big box until I found a local supplier. He showed me how to read the cert date (They won't refil an out of cert tank) so when the cert gets old I take it back to the big box and exchange for a new one. Lather, rinse and repeat. Steve
  2. Fan blades are usually just sheet metal, relatively light gauge. Yours appear to be a bit thicker than needed. It takes a bit more 'oomph' to get the greater mass moving. That might be part of the issue. Steve
  3. Well the heart of the vise is the screw and box. If they check out, you can whip out a spring cold from flat bar in 5 mins. That might be a little pricy to me (I'm kinda cheap, and am fully tooled up), but I don't know whether or not you're in a vise desert. If all else is good, grab it. Steve
  4. Yeah, I saw that on one of our PBS stations a while ago. There was a follow up a few episodes later where Lorelei came to Eric's custom motorcycle shop, interviewed him and then he showed her how to form a fender cold from sheet stock. I really enjoy the show. He seemed a little stiff and uncomfortable in the beginning, but he grew into the job. Steve
  5. I stuck mine under the downspout one rainy spring, that did the trick. Unfortunately, I neglected to empty it over winter. It froze solid, and split out the bottom- 1" thick white oak. Steve
  6. Did you orient it to the solstice? Steve
  7. What did they say at Bader when you contacted them? Steve
  8. Could that be a Vulcan? I see the markings that seem to be II&BCo (Illinois Iron and Bolt Co) who made the Vulcan. Cast, short step. The Yugo of anvils. Plenty of face and edge for you to work on. Remember, no grinding or milling on the fact- the plate is pretty thin to begin with. I would probably clean up any sharp nicks on the edges- just round them over a bit. I would say that is marked as a 100# starting weight. Steve
  9. Chelonian- I believe that is what is known (at least in my area) as a mason's 'point'. It is used for trimming down bumps and lumps on stone surfaces. High carbon, make what you want from them. Probably treat it as 1080 or so. I just got a bunch of them at a barn sale- great stock to have on hand. Steve
  10. I have a hornless about the same size, but there are remnants of a horn on one end. Hard to put a name on it without a stamp but maybe someone might recognize it.I'm in Bucks Co, in Q-Town. If you want to see what this heating and beating thing is all about, shoot me a PM. Maybe you can put that old lady to work. Steve
  11. Pretty slick, David. It also serves as a go/nogo gauge. Thanks for sharing. Steve
  12. Is there a difference between stove pipe and regular round duct pipe? I got 2 5' sections of 12" for under $30 new from the hvac supplier. I think stove pipe is double walled specifically for wood stoves and a lot more spendy. The duct pipe on my stack doesn't even get hot to the touch, and there is no creosote issue with coal. Steve (In PA, too)
  13. Shouldn't be a problem mounting it in that range. You might need to rejigger your spring but that's all part of mounting it. Steve
  14. A lot of pricing is location- based- is there an anvil drought in the area, or is it anvil rich? In my area, eastern PA, that might be a little spendy (at least for me). That said, that is a great looking anvil. The edge chips are pretty insignificant, and are typical of Fishers, which has a hard top plate. The top plate isn''t as thick as you think- they are usually not more than 3/8 to 1/2". They are cast iron bases, so they cast in a false plate for marketing purposes. Even at that price, if I didn't already have a few anvils, I would be very tempted by that one. Offer a bit less and use the chips and beat horn as bargaining ammo. Good luck. Steve