GreenMt.Forge

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  1. For sure, I'll have to ask my neighbor if he has such a book. Surely he does. He's a good welding teacher.
  2. Thanks, Frosty. I'll find what I can. I've read on the stoody rods more, I hope I can find them or similar impact resistant/work hardening rods.
  3. From what has been reccomended on here it's looking like just welding a hard surface filler on may be the way to do it. If I can't find the same rods as were mentioned in the Gunther/Schuler method I will find what I can with similar rockwell.
  4. Farenheit, Thomas Powers. I have chromium alloy hard surface rods. But I will get whatever is best. I'm reading on this every day.
  5. Yeah, and regarding the heat treat, what temperature would produce the best result? I've read about 1500-1550 would be ideal.
  6. Thank you for the input, Frosty. That's what I'll do. Don't wanna wreck this beauty.
  7. The plan was to bevel the plate about 1 inch in on each side and fill that with weld. The face is about 3 inches across. That was also my concern but he seems to think it would be fine.
  8. I have not. My welder/fabricator neighbor buddy says I should have the remaining face milled off, leaving a nice flat surface to weld a qt400 plate on afterwards with the stick welder.
  9. No, I have never heard of that method. I will look it up, any info on this is super helpful and I appreciate any input at all. I don't know why I didn't join a forum like this years ago when I was just starting out on my piece of railroad track.
  10. I have very little experience forge welding, I wanted to get a group of guys together and have a sort of "barn raising" type deal. There is a blacksmith nearby with many years experience. As I'm fairly young and being mostly self-taught/youtube/book/trial and error i wanted to find someone who had more experience. I have watched every video I could find on the subject. I'm also very fortunate to have more than adequate tools for the job as far as the heavy lifting and fabricating goes. I also have made friends with several old farriers/blacksmiths in the area. I promise I wont ruin the anvil, if the forge welding is not going to work, I have asked my neighbor who is a professional welder if we could weld a hard surface plate on. Even then it would still need to be heat treated. If I never try something that involves taking risk, how will I learn? The best teacher is failure in my experience. Though I strive for success, failure is always there, waiting for me.
  11. Thank you, help is much appreciated.
  12. I am Aware of that, what I meant was weld a tool steel plate to the face, then harden it.
  13. I recently found a Hay budden Anvil, weighed about 150 before the faceplate broke off. Out of interest, I wanted to know the age of it. The serial number is 74345, located on the front of the base, under the horn. I'll try and post a couple pictures here as well. Also, regarding the busted face plate, I plan on forge welding a new hardened steel plate on the top.