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as always there's tons of conflicting info out there. i'm making a square edge hardy tool mainly for tenons and lap joints from a piece of track. since there's really no way of knowing what the steel is for sure any thoughts on how to heat treat. after the time it's taking to forge a 4" section into what i need it would really suck if the thing cracks from being too brittle. any suggestions or a link would be great ...thanks
Hi there. I am looking to complete upgrades to my rail track currently being used for an anvil. I have an 18" hunk of track I got from a rail yard (I work as a conductor) I made a horn on one end and want to weld a good piece of steel to the rest of it for a better striking surface and so I can add a hardy hole as well as a pritchel hole. I am thinking about 3" thick but havent decided on that yet. I say 3" because I intend on having the hardy and pritchel holes off the back of the track floating over nothing. Kind of like this ---______> Crude drawing I know but think of that as an a
Hi, I know that there are tons of these on this site, but none of them really meet my needs. I live in Florida, not in the country at all, and i need an anvil. I can't afford an actual anvil, as I'm only 16 and on a tight budget, nor can i get rail road track, because like I already said i don't live near railroads or rural areas at all. I've heard about the forklift tine idea but I don't really know where i would find one in my area. sorry if there is already something extremely similar to this but the forum is massive and i couldn't find anyone in the same situation as myself. Thanks, B
Ok I got this piece of RR track for free but it's a bit different than the last piece I had. LAME BACK STORY First anvil was RR track horizontal with a bit welded on for a "hardie". It did pretty well until I got a 100 lb vulcan. Not top-o-line, but priced right. Now I have moved away from my anvil and am trying to make another to get me by until I can go get it. ACTUAL PERTINANT INFO The cross section of the track I have is smaller than normal. 1.5in by 1in or so (Will post pics tomorrow if I get time) and it wasn't very hard to cut through (though I didn't cut the last piece I ha