Kellerbomb

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    Elizabethton, TN

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  1. Kellerbomb

    Show me your anvil

    Still working on what hold-down design I'll go with, and the caulk is a definite.
  2. Kellerbomb

    Show me your anvil

    Hay Budden 152# picked up this weekend. No visible serial number. Routed the footprint in the base of 8x8's lag bolted together. I'll probably end up using all-thread eventually.
  3. Kellerbomb

    Hay-Budden anvil a good deal?

    The other surface I've seen from Brazeale and Steele is the "striker plate". Mild steel plate with a hardy hole for striking with something like a heavy sledge so that mishits aren't as dangerous. I have come upon a 2 inch thick piece of round mild steel about 16 inches in diameter that I am currently trying to find a way to make a hardy hole in that I will use as a striker to go along with the london pattern anvil I picked up today.
  4. He's a male Harris Hawk. Born in April and is already a rabbit killing machine.
  5. Here is Malo. He is a transplant to the "shop" from my other hobby of falconry.
  6. Kellerbomb

    Anvil price/pound trends

    Used here in Tn seem to be from $4 to $5/pound.
  7. Kellerbomb

    NE Tennessee Hobbyist

    I'm in the northeast corner in Elizabethton. The closest city that folks from out of state may recognize is Bristol because of the Nascar Speedway. I'm using oxy/acet because I have it. Just bending mild steel plate and bars for maintenance projects but I'm wanting to make some wall hanging decorations, a couple knives and later possibly graduate to making a gate for the backyard. I'm hoping to meet up with some local guys and try out their forges before I invest in making the decision between solid fuel and gas.
  8. Kellerbomb

    NE Tennessee Hobbyist

    Hello all, another budding hobbyist joining the site. I don't know why I am drawn to starting another hobby, like leather working, drone flying, falconry, hunting, fishing, computer building and guarding six daughters wasn't enough for me already.... I guess the spirit of the DIY runs strong in my veins. I am currently a maintenance guy at a christian camp and a prior aircraft mechanic with some law enforcement thrown in the mix. We run a railroad at our camp and so I am starting this hobby with all my shop tools and a 24 inch piece of heavy gauge rail on end as an anvil. Since the dollhairs are tight (dang kids want to eat again??? I just fed them yesterday!) I am probably going to graduate from my current oxy/acetylene cutting torch/rosebud setup to a coal forge shortly since it's the most economical in my situation and I can also source coal and coke basically for free. Been lurking for a while and figured it's time to say Hi.