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    Olympia, Wa
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    Metal Art, Fabrication
  1. Thanks for all the great feedback! Geoff, I'm sure up for a visit, but probably not for a bit, trying to get a lot of pieces finished before the holidays, so the hammer is somewhat on the backburner for a few weeks.... Also wanted to share a 2x72 belt grinder I just finished... modeled after the wilmont 3 arm grinder, I love this thing and use it constantly throughout the day! Tookk me about 5 months of on & off working on it to get it finished but it was well worth it.... That's great feedback on this anvil, I really like it, and in my very very inexperienced excitement, I mad
  2. Done! I'm in the Olympia/Lacey area of Wa state. Great news on the anvil, it's growing on me, I hit a little bit of hot steel on it this afternoon and it has better rebound than my first anvil which is a no name that I paid $300 for! Thanks for the quick response! My other project that I'm working on & will post in the proper forum is a homemade power hammer. Going to be approx. 35-40 pound hammer with a Dupont assembly similar to a Little Giant. I'm going with a double brake rotor/clutch and throw-out bearing type power train on it. I have the base, anvil and main post about
  3. Greetings! My name is Mike, I've been lurking a while, and have learned a lot from this forum, thanks to all the great folks who hang out here! I'm just getting started with blacksmith work, and have a lot more to learn! I have a smaller anvil that's not too bad, but found this one today that I grabbed sort of spur of the moment, and I'm trying to find out anything about it I can. I paid $200 for it... I have no idea what brand it is, but from the little research I did it appears to maybe a Trenton. I'm guessing the 245 on the left front is the weight, and it does seem to be t
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