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    Smithing, and Learning from the oldies.
    Can't get enough of that.

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  1. HammerHeart

    New/old/ homemade?

    It looks really well cut for a homemade anvil. They must have spent alot of time on it. And thanks for the feedback guys. It has an odd ring to it. It doesn't ring like steel or wrought, but has more than cast. It is also a really bright, almost like a mirror when I clean it up.
  2. Hey guys I've had this anvil since I first started smithing. And I've tried doing research and I can't find anything on it. I don't post much because I've learned to search the forum before posting because you guys hate repeating yourselves over and over. I'm just wondering if any of you old timers know what this anvil is. I've posted pics of it on the forum before but I never focused on this anvil alone. I appreciate any help.
  3. HammerHeart

    Digging your own coal?

    Thanks thomasP I appreciate your help. And safety is number 1 I agree. I see nothing wrong with warning people of dangers, that's the best way to go about it. Thanks Guys.
  4. HammerHeart

    Digging your own coal?

    Right. I'll do some more research and see what I can find. Thanks for the help.
  5. HammerHeart

    Digging your own coal?

    I dont go into mines or anything like that. I have a friend that my family has worked for for many years and I just dig a small coal vein on his land. I also pick up pieces that fall from cliffsides. It's also very safe as long as you don't hurt yourself digging it out of the side of a hill. Or hurt your back packing it. I wish I could find a resource for coal because I would just buy some instead. But it's all I have, and digging coal from hillsides is what my family has done for years. It's actually really common here in KY because alot of people heat with wood and coal with no way of buying it. (As far as I know I haven't heard of anything yet) but I do appreciate your all feedback and safety comes first! Thanks guys.
  6. Howdy guys I've been out for a while because of a plumbing job I've been in, and just recently got back into the shop. And I am curious if anyone here has had any experience digging your own coal? I haven't ever bought any but I'm sure it would be cleaner than what I have found. Alot of coal here in KY has skate in it and making it burn alittle dull. And then over the hill you could find some that is just perfect. Any experience or good stories from it?
  7. HammerHeart

    A new anvil

    Thanks everyone the info is great. I was always curious about the Trenton/Arm and Hammer thing. I love learning about anvil's and the history. But in the end how much use and the quality is what matters most to me. I'm happy about a good anvil in my shop
  8. HammerHeart

    Show me your shop!

    Not much to some but plenty enough for me. Everyone's shops are great by the way!
  9. HammerHeart

    A new anvil

    I haven't done a rebound test yet but I will definitely let you all know when I do. And the slots I'm very unsure about.
  10. HammerHeart

    A new anvil

    I called my local pawn shop and talked to a guy about an anvil he had, he didn't really give me any details other than that it was a arm and hammer, so I knew right away I had to go check it out. Turns out it was a 140 pounder and he told me 250$ and it's yours. So I got it out of the pawn shop and brought it home. It seems like the previous owner made some additions, or it was abuse, I'm not really sure. I appreciate the help.
  11. HammerHeart

    Badger Anvils? Any info?

    Directions all i need, Appreciate it.
  12. HammerHeart

    Badger Anvils? Any info?

    Does anyone have info on either Anvils? I'm pretty sure the one on the right is home made, the one on the left I'm pretty sure is a badger. It has the number 9 under the horn. I paid 100$ for it. Appreciate the help