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  1. Moving a heavy anvil

    "...oh, the tire's got quite little air ... but only on the bottom..." When i got my power hammer (75kg ram, 3.5 tons in total) i had the same experience. I expected not more than 1.5 ton, so you can imagine how underdesigned the equipment was I'm looking forward to it! Just contact me when you're in Germany! I'll post a pic of the anvil, unfortunately i do not have any picture of my self engineered construct. I agree, i'm in contact with Refflinghaus, and he has never seen such an Anvil...
  2. Moving a heavy anvil

    Uff, i do not have any information about the manufacturer since the anvil might be made in 1975 or so. The only mark is the 400 for the weight. I don't think it's a Refflinghaus, i think it's "just" a mass product from a soviet or GDR-mill. It's not that easy to read if it is meant in a sarcastic way or not, especially when just that one sentence is quoted. First thing i thought when i read the post was "oh, now they all think that you where pregnant with the anvil"
  3. Moving a heavy anvil

    did i write anything wrong (i really have to improve my english skills)?
  4. Moving a heavy anvil

    nice issue. Had to move my 881lb anvil when i got him. Never imagined how hard that could be. After he had been dumped on my yard i moved him with a chain pull into place, i built the stand, lifted him with a timbered frame and the chain pull, put the stand under the anvil and lowered the anvil. The rest of the shop was built around the anvil. p.s.: yes, i'm talking about my anvil as a person cause he's even got a name as all my heavy tools have one
  5. goose neck tong

    Made of AISI 6150 (leaf spring of a truck). Rough shapes under the power hammer, finish by hand.
  6. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    a pair of goose neck tongs, made of AISI 6150. Not that bad in my eyes. But there's always something that could be done better.
  7. Yes it is. in german it is "steirische Form" (styrian shape?). Largest anvil you can by on the market as far as i know. It's been used in a smithy in a salt mine where usually tools were made. See the mentioned thread for the story how it followed me home (i wish it was that easy ). oh, there are some tiny ones. seems it has been used as a cutting and welding table. And the corner on the far side has a lot of chips. the base is about 730 x 470mm. The ties are about 230x150mm, but a good friend dressed them up on the planing bench. Don't know the original dimensions. engineer
  8. Do you need any specific information? The face is about 195mmx890mm incl. horn, hardy 44x44mm. I'll post a photo.
  9. That's what i mean. The beauty weighs 400kg (about 882 lb). It's been quite a challenge to get it on the stand
  10. Made of old crossties (i hope, that's the correct word for it). I added some layers of tar paper between anvil and stand. Due to the size of the anvil i don't need any extra tool rack or so On the right side you can see the support for my hold down.
  11. Thx! My son is literally the best thing i ever made
  12. Hi folks, i'm so sorry that i lost sight of this topic, but i've been in parental leave so i spend the time with my son. I hope you understand that. At first, many thanks for the links! Many nice ideas. Secondly: I've attached a picture of my current DIY dies. They work really fine for me. On the pic you see the 25mm radius fullering set. I use this set for "aggressive" drawing or large fullering. The base is a simple 10mm mild steel plate bent around the original die, installed with four M12 bolts. This is the first set i made, so i tried to make the bending easier by fullering the lines in the bend. It worked fine for the bending job, but unfortunately this caused the plate being bent open when fastening the bolts. So my next plates will be bend without the fuller. I also had the idea to make the plates of spring steel to prevent them from opening too. Further die shapes are planed too. The first set of 75mm radius dies is already made and waits to been mounted on the base plate. Smaller fullering dies like 15mm radius and axe dies are planed too. I'll keep you informed!! p.s.: one the pic you can also see the mounting tool for holding my spacers.
  13. i really like the idea of the flip over spacers
  14. tire hammer die heat treatment

    That's exactly what i meant. But you can't say that every steel has to bee hardened slightly over Curie temperature and tempered at 200°C/400°F. The temps differ among the steel types and also depend on what you want to use it for. So the steel data sheet always should be consulted. E.g. spring steels become pretty hard when tempered at 200°C, usable for rough working-knives. But if you want to use it for a spring you need a much more complex tempering.
  15. tire hammer die heat treatment

    see the tempering diagram below