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  1. Welcome aboard Sheltowee, glad to have you. Thanks for your anvil review. What do you use yours for mostly?


    Frosty The Lucky.

    Sorry Frosty,  thanks for the welcome! Time got away from me a bit, that stuff happens with my two boys both under the age of 4. I actually am a fish monger full time and a blacksmith in mind all the time but in practice 2 days a week. Just enough to keep LTF up and going. my 3 most popular summer items so far. 




  2. I attached a round magnet that holds 90lbs to the top left side for a quick place to slap a set of tongs or chisels, and a remot control outlet controller that my blower is plugged into. It's handy to have a shutoff at all times in case the neighbors want to chat you up in between heats.

  3. I've been carrying around a piece of my 1lb rounding hammer in my belly for 7 years now. That's how as a newbie I learned hammers need their faces dressed. More recently I had some old friends I hadn't seen in a long time swing by the shop. We got to talking and I was trying to finish that days project "really fast " and stay part of the conversation, when I got reckless and let the hammer make an uncontrolled rebound and ate my 2.5lb rounding hammer. Chipped the lower portion off my right front tooth. Hard stupid lesson learned that day. Just like the Army forging requires situational awareness at all times.

  4. Thanks for the reply Frosty. Definitely a medium carbon steel. Half way done with the first set. I'll post pics when finished. I'm having a heck of a time finding any coil springs. And the local scrap yard isn't into selling, just buying. It seems like all the auto shops have their own recycling programs. It makes it tough.

  5. Awesome find! I'm so jealous. My local scrap yard won't sell but only buy. What is worse is that the scrap put on the curbs Sundays is picked up by scurvy people who just want the weight at the scrap yard and aren't interested in reusing the stuff, before us weekend Smith's who work a first shift on the weekends can get to it. Wrought with aluminum it doesn't matter. A bit of sour grapes I guess.

  6. I bought the n.c. tool 70lb big face anvil new from a local farrier supply store in the spring. Love it so far, it gets only around 16 hours of use a week and still looks new 6 months later. I would definitely recommend this anvil as a first anvil that meets any budget.



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