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  1. Timber Ridge Forge

    Largest vintage anvil

    [Ad hominem attack removed] The railroad repair shop is mostly a thing of the past. Almost all work on the railroad today doesn’t require an anvil and most certainly nothing larger then a 500lbs. They have factories for anything made and only use shops primarily for Maintenance [Further uncharitable language removed]
  2. Timber Ridge Forge

    Largest vintage anvil

    Ranchman like it said in my whole post. Not just the part you captioned. you don’t need a bigger one you may want one but a larger one won’t help you.
  3. Timber Ridge Forge

    Largest vintage anvil

    Good point I can’t think of anything a blacksmith really needs an anvil that weights over 500lbs for. I have a 350lbs Hay Budden and even with its damage it’s got more then enough surface to work with. The only people that want something bigger are collectors.
  4. Timber Ridge Forge

    Largest vintage anvil

    I am aware of the show ones out there . I was more curious about actual anvils and again vintage not anything modern.
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    Largest vintage anvil

    So every so often I have some one ask me about buying a large 1000lbs + anvil. It’s normally a vintage anvil nothing modern. I am curious what’s the largest vintage anvil known to exist. I know of the 1400lbs Wilkinson anything larger?
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    Complete blacksmithing setups for sale

    I think it’s the reality of any fad. I believe when these young folks see something on a show. They generally, are not aware of the amount of actual work it takes to become a blacksmith. I use to teach and my method was pretty simple from the people who really wanted to learn and those who just thought it was cool. I would give them a dull hacksaw and car spring. I would tell them to cut a piece off. It normally took an hour or so. I then had them anneal the metal. That was the first class if you showed up too the next class 90% didn’t. I would teach them basic skills. I think when they realize what they see on tv and what blacksmithing actually is they lose interest fast. Thus the harbor freight brake drumb blacksmith starter kits you see for sale a lot.
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    Power hammer tools id

    Yeah I have gone to Illinois valley blacksmith meetings a few times over the years. I was just hoping someone had an online resource that might be already setup like a pdf or something so I could use it as a reference.
  8. Timber Ridge Forge

    Power hammer tools id

    I picked up a couple dozen power hammer tools. I don’t have a power hammer so they are just taking up space. Does anyone know where I could find a list to match them too? I intend to clean them up and either trade them or sell them at a later date. (Btw I know some of that is not power hammer tools that was just what was purchased.)
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    What is it? What is it worth?

    Looks like a Boker made in Germany
  10. Timber Ridge Forge

    Holland Anvils

    Yeah I personally prefer multiple shapes cut completely threw when it come to a block I found ones with depression shapes for spoons or bowls aren’t as useful my wood stump is good enough for those.
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    Holland Anvils

    Just my .2 cents. I have talked to Greg beforehand on Facebook and seems like a stand up guy. As someone who buys and sells used anvils(helps pay for my dying dogs medical bills). I have found him to be honest in regards to his anvils. I am sure it’s not the place but I have noticed a few used anvils seller (SG) who attempted too prop up the market with false information and inflated prices I am glad to new anvil makers making sure that doesn’t happen.
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    Any idea?

    Do people still use them? I don’t think I would. I figure if that’s the case I would rather pass it along to someone who would rather then keep it.
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    Any idea?

    So just to be clear I do know what a bunch of the tools are just not all. I picked up this lot (there’s more)for a great deal but not sure what They were all used for. Any information is appreciated. the handle tools(second from the left has me stumped) the rest of those I know atleast
  14. Timber Ridge Forge

    Angle grinder

    Thanks guys will keep an eye out now just need To upgrade the welder next
  15. Timber Ridge Forge

    Angle grinder

    Good to know not looking for new since I go to so many flea markets and estates sales. Do you have any idea on price range for a used 10amp one?