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I need some help answering a question. I have an anvil that I would like to begin working on in order to restore it for functionality. So there is no confusion, let's start with the basics. The anvil is a 300 lb Hay Budden. The extent of the damage is on the face. Yes, I can work around it only with smaller stock. It will be repaired and the edges beveled to my preference. For this task, I will be using a MIllermatic 200. I know that it is small, but it is all that I have. I have access to larger welders if need be. I have not completely made up my mind on filler material. Between MG710 and Stoody, however I am leaning more towards the 710 filler. I have researched all methods and I am familiar with Gunter's. If I use the MG 710, I will follow vendor (Messer) specifications for welding which basically is the same concept as Gunter's. Clean/grind, preheat, weld, and finish. Alright, I understand that I am building up a surface but typically what would the amps be say if you were welding? Stick vs TIG? I would like to TIG it, a lot cleaner, but the preheat is 750F compared to 390F stick. It does give the amps for stick, 45 to 90F (3/32" rod) and 80 to 210F (1/8"). I was looking for someone that had some experience with this filler and how it reacts. Also anyone that has TIG to anvil experience, speak up. I would like to know your process, heat control, amps, and electrode dia. Thanks
So awhile back, I acquired a peter wright anvil from my grandfather's tourist camp which I got for free. The anvil is old I know that and is weathered. Unfortunately my grandfather passed away and I had no chance to ask him about it. The anvil's stone weight numbers read: 0 2 16 so it weighs around 70 pounds. The face of the anvil was heavily pitted when I acquire it either from misuse or improper storage and the edges are chipped. I was concerned with the pits and the fact that the face wasn't perfectly flat, so I sent it to my father's friend who milled the face to make it flat and remove the pits. The deepest the pits ran were probably 1/16"-1/8". I did a hammer drop after I got it back from the milling process with a 16 oz. ballpeen (using the flat side not the ball) and the hammer face actually let little crescent dents in the face. Should I try to get the face of this anvil resurfaced? Is it still good to go? I was planning on using this thing for bladesmithing particularly, making swords. I realize that you are never suppose to strike the face of an anvil directly since you can damage it. So I'm hoping that the milling process didn't totally grind away the steel face. What do you guys think?