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Hello! I've got a tough one for you folks. I've just purchased a 196lb peterwright anvil, and it is missing a large section of the steel face at the heel. Here it is Close up of the markings for your viewing pleasure Here is the damage, my issue is that it doesn't allow me to use the pritchel and hardie holes. I understand that even a good repair will not make them as good as new but I need something to work with. Top view So my questions include: -What method would you use to repair this? -What type of tool steel would be a good filler plate? -Can the hardie hole be made usable again (assuming I make a removable seat to relieve any stress from working with hardie tools)? What I was told by the gentleman I bought this from is to get a piece of "tool steel" (which is very vague as there are many types), add lead to the area and set the new piece into place. Then take welding rods of certain types and building up as needed. This is the article I have been basing my strategy on http://www.anvilmag.com/smith/anvilres.htm All work done at a reasonable local heat of something like 300 degrees F. What other options might I have? The good news is that this is otherwise a fantastic anvil, and if I must I also have a decent sized Vulcan that is in good shape and can cover my hardie tool needs. Any help is appreciated!