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Everything posted by stan

  1. I agree with little blacksmith, not worth all the troulbe for that small amount of damage. Besides that far side where the damage is would be a good pace for a decent radius. The edges on BK anvils are way to sharp and prone to damage.
  2. A guy I know had this PW soho 43 in long 17 in high , 61\2 width table and it was marked 6-0-4 .
  3. If I lived closer I would like to go and test for rebound etc, being a metal recycle plant you may be getting a mixture of steels. the rebar I have seen in Aust is much harder to bend than mild steel many tradesmen made crowbar out of rebar. Looks like rebar in Aust can be high tensile, this information is from a major steel supplier.
  4. Nice work the stand finished up really good, think it deserves to be painted.
  5. I understand the idea of the three legged stand, but if you are using it on a level floor would not a four legged stand be more stable? If one was to shove that anvil sideways it may topple over. Good job though, just my two cents worth.
  6. Yeah theres no way that anvil was at critical temperature and end result, I get more rebound from my rail track section.
  7. That's true Thomas,I didn`t consider that level of damage. Heavy hammer is to blame and when striking with large hammers is involve damage is more likely, but isn`t this what anvils were made for?
  8. I assume the damage we are talking about here is sway, not chipping or deforming of edges which could happen to any size anvil. Sway would more likely result from heavy hammering like strikers and not always large stock, rather normal hammering by one man. Anvil design may also play a part for example those having a relatively soft wrought iron base. So the relationship between anvil weight and hammer weight needs to be considered more than stock size.
  9. Was looking for information on this subject and found an old post on IFI July 7th 2006 by some guy called Glenn. larger stock being forged by hand, ie one hand, would probably be with a relatively light hammer, my heaviest is 4.5 lbs so should not damage an average size anvil.But if strikers are used with 12lbs hammers smaller anvils would likely be damaged.
  10. This PW just over 37 inches is 464ibs as marked .my anvil is 39 inches long but only 15 1/2 inches high hardy hole 1 1\2 sq also a PW but no visible markings. Maybe its a Soderfors look like cast steel
  11. Throw it on some bathroom scales and check the weight.
  12. Nice work Aus that original feature you leave on those air craft bolts looks great, isn`t it boody hot up you way?
  13. Mountainair looks like a really interesting place to visit besides that great anvil collection, wish I could drive there.
  14. Great idea and well made Aus, glass top will make it look even classier .if it was mine I would just clear coat as is ,like Daswulf said.
  15. Both test achieve the same objective, anvil face rebound , but the ball bearing is probably more actuate method to gauge rebound. A small hammer is also useful to check for delamination and problems of the face plate on older style wrought iron anvils .
  16. You don`t have to make you own from scratch, purchase some fire bricks , make a hole in one to accommodate the burner and a support bracket then buy a set like this ( $251 aust dollars on line).It may not be the best forge ever but its a forge you don`t have at the moment. Using fire bricks allows you to alter the length and width of the forge as needed.
  17. good job ,they will be much more useful than the nippers. I had a pair that I modified as well.
  18. Cheers Marc , I will be looking in to that.
  19. I hope they don`t get too steamed up about it
  20. Some of the rail track anvil guys are going to hate you
  21. Hi Flyingxs, the tool company Gas weld has a deal where they sell you the bottles and have an exchange refilling service and no rental.