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About C-1ToolSteel

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    Nut loose in the shop
  • Birthday January 25

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    -Middle Tennessee
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    Blacksmithing, bladesmithing, ANVILS, shooting, woodworking, leatherworking, praise music, acoustic guitar, song writing, recording, music production, you get the idea...

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  1. I know some people that get their coal from Cumberland Elkhorn Coal and Coke in Loisville. Very resonable prices. The have bituminious, stoker, and coke.
  2. Rob, Please get your step dad to GIVE YOU THE ANVIL!!! Don't worry about how heavy it is. When there's a will, there's a way...
  3. I'll be praying for her. May it all go smothly, and make it good as new.
  4. Maybe you should consider buying him a nice blacksmithing hammer if he doesn't already have one. Or even a kit that comes with a hammer and some tongs or something like that. I would be happy to help you look and send you some ideas if you're interested.
  5. I love your knives.
  6. Good deal! Happy smithing.
  7. That forge is gonna be a beauty! Show us when your finished!
  8. Yeah, buy the biggest chunk a steel you can find that is cheap, and start hammering. That thing will only weight about 20 lbs, and that thing sticking out is NOT a horn I don't know why people even bother to taper "horns" without rounding them. Try the local scrap yard. That bid is up to 60 bucks....60 bucks at the scrap yard would would blow the tires!
  9. Nice.
  10. Gonna show us the finished product?
  11. Nice! Wish I could've been there. Whose shop? Looks nice.
  12. Black Frog, is this the first anvil in this pattern you have seen that is known to be a Hay Budden?
  13. Correction: Trenton started making anvils with solid tool steel from the waist up 9 years after Hay Budden.
  14. ...And if you were in Tennessee, I would have offered you a 4' piece that I have lying around for FREE. Another good reason to put your location in the profile!!!
  15. Like Frosty said, they are pretty much the same thing. Now, there IS a substantial difference, however in the earlier models vs. the later ones in both brands. The early Hay Buddens and Trentons aren't bad anvils by any means, but they are kinda your regular anvil, like a Peter Wright. Wrought iron body, steel face. In 1908, Hay Budden (and Trenton, shortly after) started making their anvils with tool steel from the waist up. Trenton had the idea of casting the bases to lower the cost, and Hay Buddens tend to have a slightly better finish (where it doesn't matter for functionality) , so a Hay Budden might be kinda like a Trenton with a gold trigger.