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    Charlotte, MI
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    Blacksmithing, machining, woodworking, pyrography, leather working, tin knocking, computer graphic design, programming, drawing, problem solving.

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  1. I'm hoping to do a 1 or 2 burner propane forge. My hope is to first make some knifes, and then later try out pattern welded knifes. As long as I can get the heat up enough for forge welding I guess I should be fine. I understand that ribbon burners might be better for even heat distribution but I don't know if I want to tackle that as a first forge. I don't have a ball bearing currently, but I tried letting my hammer pivot and bounce off of it. The wrought one seems to have more rebound than the fisher, but it made a lot more noise doing it.
  2. It's in the hole but not stuck, the farrier had put a railroad spike in the hardy hole I'm guessing to create a smooth surface over the top of it. Right now I took it out and set it aside, i'll see if I have a need for it in the future. Thank you, I have been seeing nothing but $5+ per pound for a long time. I don't know what I did right to stumble upon these deals, but I've been looking in every crevice trying to find them. I've gone down to the local scrap yards, amish auctions, and I've asked just about everyone I know that goes to auctions to keep an eye out for anvils and hand planes. I hope you find your deal though, good luck. I'm very much grateful to have found these deals, my next step is to either find or build a forge. Thanks.
  3. Hello, this is my first time posting on the forum. Here are my 2 anvils thus far, I picked up the Fisher 120# anvil for $150 from a farriers daughter who was moving and wanted it gone. The second anvil I'm not 100% sure, but I believe it's a peter wright. It's 100# and a has "solid wrought 0 3 17" (At least that's what I can read) stamped on the side. I bought that anvil for $250 from someone nearby that also needed it gone. I am still new to blacksmithing, I've only made a few things. I injured my back last year but I hope I can get to using these more soon. I just picked up the solid wrought one the other day, it certainly has a lot more of a ring to it than the cast iron Fisher with the steel plate. Thanks to everyone else for showing their anvils, it's nice to see some unique equipment on here.