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  1. Fischer #4 double screw vise

    If I were you I would find a collector and sell it they fetch a good chunk of change. Then take that money and get a nice 6" 110lbs ish post/leg vise.
  2. Wilton vise

    4.5" jaws
  3. Wilton vise

    I just picked this guy up today. I have been wanting to do a restoration on one of these for a while. (I found that shredded metal inside when taking it apart still works though)
  4. Anvil Genealogy

    I actually have made a list of all the anvils I buy and sell with such information as dimensions, where they came from any history attached to them when I bought it and sold it also bought and sold prices as well.
  5. Anvil identification

    I have heard from many people that they are cheap aso made in Mexico.
  6. 345LBS Hay Budden sad shape

    Yeah I am going to put it on the back burner for now unless someone offers me enough money to change my mind. I used it for about 6 hours last week and just didn’t like the rebound on it. I think it might be fine for some projects but I felt I was working a lot harder for similar results from better anvils I have. I also picked up a 144lbs Peter Wright farrier I have wanted to put in the rotation for a bit so it’s not the end of the world.
  7. 345LBS Hay Budden sad shape

    Well I guess it’s not as bad as I thought. I wasn’t as precise when originally testing as I should’ve been I took a ruler and droppedit at 10 inch to measure and got about 73% rebound on it I thought it was closer 50 originally.
  8. 345LBS Hay Budden sad shape

    It has a great ring.
  9. 345LBS Hay Budden sad shape

    I have quite a few anvils this was supposed to by my main one most are 115-160lbs this one has horrible rebound .
  10. 345LBS Hay Budden sad shape

    Wish you would closer jplserviceinc I would much rather have it fixed properly then patched up.
  11. Trying to decide where to go with this guy picked it up about two months ago. I don’t need it to be perfect trying figure out what to do with it I think cost and time spent makes the Gunther method is not an option as I don’t have the skills or equipment to do it right myself might just cost to much between the fact that the rebound is horrible 50%ish on What’s left of the top plate. The section missing is quite large as well. Options 1. Sell it to someone who understands its value properly repaired. 2. Weld up the damaged section and get a 1/4 - 1/2” top plate made and welded on. 3. Grind off the whole top plate and have it machined and add the top plate might cost too much. 4. Just sell it for the $800 I have been offered and walk away. Curious what you guys would do. I am on a pretty tight budget at the moment so that’s a factor.
  12. refractory cement on a coal forge?

    was only wet on the top to smooth it out
  13. refractory cement on a coal forge?

    Hope that’s what you meant
  14. refractory cement on a coal forge?

    Yeah I got a demonstration coming up next month and I have never used this particular forge picked it up last summer and it needed the blower taken apart cleaned as well as a new leather belt all done now just waiting for warm weather.
  15. refractory cement on a coal forge?

    I am curious on everyone’s thoughts I have a nice old coal forge it’s in great shape. I was advised by someone more experienced then me that I should layer the bottom with a screen coated with refractory cement. I would prefer not to do it unless without it the cast iron might crack thoughts?