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  1. I just picked up a Trenton/ACME looks like A74467, tough to tell right now. Also marked 'z' and 150 for150 lbs
  2. Got some pics from the son, he's selling for dad. It's a "straight razor" marked Soderfors, 198lbs, very rusty and seems to have a downward slant into the hardie end. Not many chipped edges. Nice anvil but too rich for me at his price and driving down there.
  3. OK, my new anvil is a 70lb block of tool steel from the local yard, un-hardened. I have an oak log 51" in length sunk into the ground so 27" or so is above ground. Would you lay the steel on the stump ( or sink it) so it's a 10" x 5" work area or sink half the length into the stump for a 5x5 working area? Thanks in advance!
  4. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/tls/2312099470.html A reply to my email came from someone else, somewhere else by a few states!
  5. The 'T' may mean taylor, an anvil maker for Trenton. 50lbs.
  6. Liquid lunch is a possibility. How about "Henry, that anvil weighs 187 and it's supposed to weigh 197......make it so"
  7. I thought hardwood burns longer but softwood burns hotter?
  8. Maybe they thought it was 'moussehole'?
  9. Welcome to the area Dan! There are a couple of groups that hold occasional meetings+get togethers as in the links in the previous post. Smithing season is kind of on hold for another month or two due to seasonal weather but I'll tell ya.....the itch is coming on hard!!
  10. Seems to me the numbers are stamped, post-forgeing.
  11. I was hoping so, particularly after I step on it...............it matches my old scale.
  12. This anvil has certainly seen better days, has a few rough edges ans a chip at the hardie hole, but it's not beat up too badly and works fine. It's marked "1-3-3" but actually weighs in at about 188 or so. Is it unusual to lose 10-12 pounds over time or was it an error at the factory? Doesnt look like there's that much accountable in the chips.
  13. Very nice, great condition Silver Hill! I had a 410 lb PW that came out of the railway repair shop in Brainerd, Minnesota that was really beat up but still functional. When I sold it (too big for my garage smithy) it took the two of us 1/2 hour to load it into a pickup truck, darn near dropped it a couple times!.
  14. Not that I've seen hundreds of anvils, maybe 20 or so, and most of them have the tip of the horn blunted and it looks on purpose. Is there a reason for that? I can imagine someone who walked into the tip mid-thigh once or twice (OUUUCCCHHHH!!!) would remove the point.
  15. Let me get this straight, one anvil has been in TWO HOUSE FIRES??? Make a movie about it and quick, Charlie Sheen is available!!
  16. Unless it's factory new, it's a bit high.
  17. Looks to me like someone got a 300 lb (or so) anvil for about $150.
  18. Are you certain that's a Peter Wright anvil? I'd go $100 on the Vulcan, no sweat.
  19. OK, I've got a wrought iron wagon wheel forged down to what I want for a camp knife. What's the final finishing, like harden and temper would be for a carbon steel blade? How about either cold forge hammering the edge or hot forging the edge and then filing.....
  20. It looks a lot like some cast steel anvils sold by oldworldanvils. Is the weight marked in kilos, they may be the same maker.
  21. I bought a 5" x 5" x10", 75 lb chunk of 4140 for an anvil, $140 at Discount Steel, Mpls.
  22. Still Learnin, your old one looks a lot like mine which I think to be a Mousehole also. Particularly the weight numbers, no logo. Mine also has what looks like some repair work at the end of the table, and a very thin table to boot and it does what it's supposed to do just fine!
  23. "If these anvils could talk"...always interesting to wonder what was made on this particular anvil in its over 100 year history, and where, and who. Today it helped make two railroad spikes into tomahawks and on old file into a nice patch knife, at a place far from it's origin or original buyer. The odd pic of the 75lb 5x5x10" 4140 tool steel is for 'good weather outside', it'll be set in a 51x20" oak log, half of which is buried with drainage. Thirty degrees here today and ever'one's all giddy! My arms are tired..............
  24. Picked this one up the other day, two handling holes front and rear, one in the underside(filled in with a solid bar(?)), 1*3*3* marked but no logo or letters are visible, the horn has a sort of tapered underside where it joins the body and a '3' on the base under the horn. Great rebound and sound, a bit of swayback but it'll be my use anvil. One last question: the pritchel is not centered or squared to that corner of the table, could it have been added later?
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