JGRAFF

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  1. I didn't know if i should post this in Anvils or Vises. Well, you can tell what i decided. Here it is. I posted the "before" pics in another thread, but, i will again for the side by side. Like i said before, it was made by the Adams/Farwell Co. in Dubuque, Iowa. It has a patent date of Jan. 15 1895. Enjoy
  2. If you know someone that would be interested in a fire pot like mine, I would love to make some more. At first i looked at buying one of the cast ones, but then i saw how much they cost!! WOW!!.....
  3. well i got the casters put on the forge last night. I am a mobile SOB!!! i need to take a trip to an old blacksmith friend of mine to get some coal and i might be lighting the fire this weekend. Pic to come, of course!! HAHA
  4. No, i will not be pounding on that vise. My plans are to just restore it, clean it up, slap some paint on it, and display it on the shelf. Anyone have an idea of what color these old tools were painted from the factory? If nothing else i'll just paint it a standard machine grey.
  5. Thanks!!! I was a professional welder for some time, and have also built a couple hotrods, so, its not my first time fabricating. But it will be my first time blacksmithing.
  6. Hi everyone, like i said...i also built my own coal forge. But i am noticing a lot of newbies (including myself) speaking up and swinging hammers. That's a good thing right? Well here it is. I couldn't afford to buy this rivet forge i had my eye on, so i got some materials from work (for free) and had the table at home (not being used). So, i saved about $150 bucks and built my own. Although, i built it, it's not my design. I got it from doing some reading and research on this forum. It is not quite ready to light but it's close. I do want to find an authentic hand crank blower, i need to fab a trap door on the bottom, and (for my small garage) I want to put it on wheels so i can roll it outside. O'Yeah, there is my small hammer collection hanging on the rail.
  7. Hi everyone, just wanted to share my anvil and this really cool stand i just picked up. To me the anvil is a mystery make. But it's 97lbs, has good rebound, and the best part about it is i got it pretty cheap!!! It has a 3/4in harty hole. I couldn't wait to make a couple hardy tools to go with it, so i fab-ed up two bending forks and a cut off tool. my most resent purchase was the blue stand and the anvil/vise came bolted on. All i really wanted was the stand for my anvil, because i was using 4-6X6's bolted together. That worked fine but i love the shape of the blue stand (kinda art deco). Now for the Anvil/vise I didn't really want it at first, because the rear jaw (that can be moved)was welded to the face, and there is a piece broken off the side, taking some of the saw teeth with it (pictured). The same guy had the cool hand crank grinder. Well, the price was right so i got them all as i packaged deal. I did a little research (Google is my friend), the anvil/vise was patented on Jan 15 1895 by the Farwell/Adams Co. in Dubuque, Iowa. And all i could find out about the grinder is that is was made by Luther Grinders and was the "Challenge" model. Feedback on any and/or all is greatly appreciated.