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I have been contacted by a representative of SOFA about casting a Fisher anvil at the Quad States meet. There are many technical problems to be worked out. The first is a question for everyone: Who is a good source for O1 tool steel? This is what is needed for the face and horn. The face is easy; probably 1/4" flat stock. But I will need some thicker, maybe 3/4" to carve the steel for the horn. We are still working out what size anvil to attempt, so I do not know a width yet. So if anyone has a recommendation of who to contact for this material, let me know. Not much is needed. We
Recently, my passion for woodworking has been rekindled. I spent a few years building and installing high-end custom cabinetry and shutters several years back, before pursuing my current career as a paramedic. Paramedicine is typically characterized by long, loooooooooong hours (often more than 100 hours/week) and pitifully low wages (most of the "life-savers" who respond to your emergencies make a lower hourly wage less than that of a teenager working at In-n-Out Burger....hence the 100+ hours/week) and so after 8 years I have found myself in dire need of a hobby. While much of my previous