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  1. Picked up these two bench vises when I bought my anvil. The Columbian is pretty self explanatory and I feel like $25 wasn't a bad price. As for the other, I can't find a mark or stamp or raised casting on it anywhere! Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance!
  2. Well hello again all, I just got a lead on a, from what looks to be, pristine (from pic) Columbian anvil close to me. Not sure on the weight but I am guessing around 200ish? The dimensions are 27.75" x 11" x 4.75" ish. Based on the rough calculator of L * H - 110 = M, that puts it around about 195ish give or take. He is asking for $450. Might be able to get it for a bit less. I know these are cast steel and have heard they are great anvils. From the pic, this looks decent. I am driving by his house tomorrow and was thinking of stopping and checking it out. Is this worth the trip/effort? Haven't read a lot about the Columbians! Best pic I got. Thanks for any suggestions or info. -Adam
  3. I found this USA made columbian leg vise at a garage sale. I paid 25 CDN$ for it and it functions beautifully. A little bit of wear on the jaws but that aside I'm looking forward to cleaning it up and mounting it in my shop!
  4. Took my sister on her first Anvil hunt she found me a little Columbian, she always had I eye for silver.
  5. So I am currently living in Hawaii and decided to get into knife making. I started to look around for an anvil and to my surprise found this one on c list. The guy I got it from said he found it in a ravine behind a stable out here. It was rusty and he tried cleaning it with coke and a wire brush. I got it for $100 took it back to my place and cleaned it up some more to try to identify it. I found an upside down triangle with what looks to be a degraded C in it on one side and an M on the other. This leads me to believe it is a Columbian Anvil from Cleveland OH. Was it worth the price I paid? Any way to better narrow the manufacture (1905-1925). From what I read these are cast steel anvils and it does have a nice ring. Looking at getting it into shape for knife making, The base does not seem to be level and it rocks (angle grind the high spots?). I see you should rub it with oil but what kind? I saw one youtube video of a guy using motor oil, is that ok?(I'm not going to paint it) Any opinions filing or resurfacing the face? Is that needed? Just want it to be in working order that's all. I like the old look to it and don't want anything that is "crisp and new".
  6. http://www.millerauctions.net/images/DSC_0011_640x426_2.jpg http://www.millerauctions.net/images/DSC_0010_640x426_2.jpg http://www.millerauctions.net/images/DSC_0021_426x640_2.jpg http://www.millerauctions.net/images/DSC_0028_800x532_.jpg for size reference of everything http://www.millerauctions.net/images/DSC_0036_800x532_.jpg I'll go to $10 on each pair of tongs, I need some more, and I suck at making them http://www.millerauctions.net/images/DSC_0192_640x426_.jpg and the black receivered lever actions what I really, really want going up on the block this weekend. Price for me if you would, I don't want an anvil, but it it goes cheap I'll be in
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