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  1. I recently saw this mini anvil, does anyone know more about it?
  2. the base looks like a fisher, cool anvil! I'm not an expert on fishers, someone else on here can tell you more. Damian Stil
  3. can we see some pictures, that would help a lot. I can't say much from what I can see. If it is stamped sweden I would say a Kohlswa but I don't know it for sure Damian Stil
  4. Okay, thanks will get some latex paint and make those bands Damian Stil
  5. after some use and a bit of rain the log she sits on has cracked quite a bit, how can I prevent that the stump completely splits? Damian Stil
  6. If you have an angle grinder with a cup brush it's almost no work, if there aren't any markings we can't tell much about the brand. I would say if the rebound is good it's a serviceable anvil for almost anything you want to do with it. setting your location would already help, for example there aren't many german made anvils in the US (to my knowledge). Damian Stil
  7. hahahaha, not an 8 pounder. I do have a 6 pounder which is my regular forging hamer for drawing and such. Damian Stil
  8. If i'd use it for striking i'll for sure tie her down, I have only never worked with a striker before so for my general forging it shouldn't move Damian Stil
  9. there is no short on swages on my anvil, the upsetting block forms a nice 90*, the stepped horn forms a nice swage to and the feet form big round swages. the 60* is a handy tip that I will use definitely. I don't have a welder yet any suggestions on a relatively good somewhat cheap welder? Damian Stil
  10. Okay thanks, I'll just use a hammer then. (saves me making a ball punch) Damian Stil
  11. In the end i'm still a blacksmith so why don't forge them? I won't be looking for a swage block as obsessed as for anvils now, I'll just look what I would want to give for one if I ever come across one. I really like IFI, it helps me a lot with a lot of questions so thanks for responding! Damian Stil
  12. one like this? I don't want to make it worse Damian Stil
  13. Thanks for the tip, will do it right away!
  14. Frosty, I have been told by multiple people that it is called a clip horn. don't know if that is the real naming for it though Damian Stil
  15. thanks for all the answers! I've got a better idea of the use for swage blocks. How much would you give for one if one came by?
  16. Just used her for the first time and secured her with the four nails, I noticed she was a little on the soft side after a miss hit, always happens to me on a new anvil. She’s pretty hard still but noticeably softer than my söding und halbach.
  17. I was just wondering about the importance of a swage block in a blacksmiths shop, I have been doing fine without one and I know some guys who have them but the hardly use them. What do y'all use them for?
  18. definitely will do! about cleaning the shop, that might be a point for me to look at, Hehe Damian Stil I have never seen the concept myself, must be so cool!
  19. If you're ever in the Netherlands just stop by, always a great deal of fun when another blacksmith comes around! This is my second anvil with a square horn, my first one was a 60 pound steel aciaio. the one in the background. Damian Stil
  20. I will let her stand loose for the time being, so I can always adjust the direction the anvil stands. this puppy won't move unless you put some real muscle power in to it. thanks for the tips! if i am going to tie her down I will for sure turn her 90*. I use the square horn for drawing stock that is to short to be drawn on the face, almost never for bending. Love the upsetting block comes in real handy for upsetting and it also makes a nice V-swage.
  21. I'm a fan of letting the anvil just stand loose on the stump, and with this size they will not move so why bother to fasten them? btw the hardy hole is around 1,18 inches or around 3 cm
  22. It was a bit of a pain in the butt but she’s standing, the pictures don’t really show the size of this monsteres. But take it from me she’s really really big Damian Stil