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  1. tanglediver

    Steel and concrete anvil stand

    Since it works for you, you've succeeded. From the early photo, I'ld have welded all around the rebar to the bottom frame, as long as it didn't warp like a pretzel. But with four even tacks, and concrete, you're fine. Nice stand, I hope you don't need to move it!
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    Rusty old anvil

    I read your post before I scrolled to the picture. That's not bad, all used anvils have scars. Those are freckles.
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    Welding on an S7 Face Plate

    A full-pen weld between flat plates, and or blocks. So, the Gunther method, huh?
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    My first real Anvil - opinions please

    That mounting strap is irrelevant, outside of aesthetics. The only practical concern that comes to mind is, how does it rebound and sound? I do wonder what the voids on the sides are trying to tell me though. There may be some history of restoration work on the face. Still, it should beat a chunk of rail to work on.
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    Cast steel ASO

    It's a drive key from a steam powered, 8 lane, bi-level, draw bridge. ... or not. It looks like an anvil.
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    Anvil design?

    This one? All your tooling needs to be BIG. Hammers, tongs, anvil under the anvil, forge, quench water supply - all BIG.
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    First anvil - Peter wright

    That cleaned up well, quite the find. You have the whole shop to go with it!
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    trueing the surface on a hay budden anvi

    To be true to an anvil face is to pass it on to another generation, after a career's worth of use, in as good a condition as you got it, maybe sweeter. But then, some people launch them off each other with black powder.
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    Bridge anvil

    Well, maybe you found a unicorn. If you ask Jerry Fisk, he'll tell you a bridge anvil is the way to go. Nice looker.
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    Traditional Thai Machete

    Please forgive me if this has already been posted. But, because I found it simply remarkable, I will go ahead and share.
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    Casting anvil joints?

    That brings Steven511 up to the plate here in the bottom of the 6th inning. And, the first pitch.... Swing And A Miss!! And now, a word from our sponsor....
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    Hard-facing a Russian anvil.

    Well, this project has been started with Stoody rods, and that is what I am using on it. I don't look forward to grinding it, so many other projects get me side tracked. But, I will get back to it, God willing. The Gunther article recommended a cup stone, but I haven't got one of those, I'll probably do without.
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    Improperly repaired anvil

    A competent weldor near you can administer the Gunther Schuler Gambit, if you are willing. http://www.anvilmag.com/smith/anvilres.htm
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    Anvil Rescue, Mousehole?

    That is a good candidate for rescue. I agree, the horn can be built up simply using E6011 rod. I use that stuff a lot! Preheat is in order, as is post heat and slow cooling. In the "Gunther/ Schuler method", welding directly to the underlying wrought iron can be accomplished by using Stoody 2110 (or equal) 3/16" rod, (I used 5/32" as a base layer over a steel bodied anvil). The top layer recommended being Stoody 1105 (or equal) 1/8" rod. Link to the Gunther/Schuler method article... http://www.anvilmag.com/smith/anvilres.htm