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  1. Just got this little guy. It is 14 inches tall and the fire pot is 14 inches in diameter. As you can tell, it was being used at some point because of the cement in the pot. It has no markings on it, so I was looking for suggestions on who might have manufactured it. Thanks
  2. Over the years, I have seen a number of manufacturers anvils within about a 100 mile radius. I have 2 Star anvils, 4-5 Mouseholes, 4-5 Hay-Buddens, 2-3 Vulcans, a Kohlswa, 5-6 Peter Wrights, 1 Acme, 1Trenton, and 2 Fishers that I can remember. Virginia does have its share of anvils, but haven’t seen a pattern as to preferences. The only “preference” I have noticed is that the older anvils, like the Mouseholes, are generally found in older populated areas that have been inhabited since the 1700’s to early 1800’s whereas the Fishers, Stars, Peter Wright’s were in areas that population growth occurred from around 1820-1850. The rest were in the more urban areas of the Commonwealth.
  3. Champion 400 Parts

    James, it might be awhile, but I might have an extra shaft. I bought two broken blowers ( with different problems) to try and make one that does work. If it turns out I have two good worm shafts, I’ll let you know. As with others in this post, repairing these is not currently at the top of the heap.
  4. At Colonial Williamsburg the blacksmiths make their taps first with a file. Once satisfied with the tap and hardened it, they punch an undersized hole, about the size of the diameter of the tap without the threads, in the piece to be used as a die, then heat up the die plate and run the tap through it while hot to cut the threads. There is a paper titled “Screw-Thread Cutting by the Master-Screw Method since 1480” available from that should answer some of the questions.
  5. New stump anvil

    The 1688 is stamped in the upper right of the shield. The 1 and two 8’s are pretty legible, but the 6 took a good flour dusting to be sure I was seeing it right. Got a couple of others to look at it to be sure. I feel very fortunate.
  6. My new anvil.

    If you measure the dimensions of the face, the total length, and the height, then look at the 1914 hay budden catalog on this site, you can get a better estimate of its weight
  7. Been looking for a large stump anvil for a while. Found this one, sold some things and bought it. Is European, weighs 97 pounds and is dated 1688. The face is four inches wide. With the exception of a couple of inches of missing Horn, is in great shape for a 329 year old!
  8. Show me your anvil

    Obviously an Acme anvil. Google them for more info.
  9. If you build the viewing panel the same size of a production model, you could get the replaceable sheets that most of the manufacturers sell to prolong the life of their viewing panel.
  10. Friend's husband in ICU

    Knee mail sent for a good recovery.
  11. Help with slip rolls

    Thank you both. Exactly what I was looking for. A starting point. Now, as Frosty would say - I’m going to roll with it and circle back with findings. I’ll be careful not to slip these
  12. Interesting. I knew you'd have an answer. I had just never seen marks like that and they were so clear. Seems like they were more careful in the lettering on that end than on the end marked Fisher.
  13. Jasen's smithing progression.

    With pointed remarks like that, he'll probably head on to the straight and narrow
  14. Help with slip rolls

    Was going to add a handle. Just wondering what the capacity might be. Reckon I'll figure it by testing.
  15. Help with slip rolls

    Anyone able to help?