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Okay so please some help me.....I feel weird and creepy but it's worth it. If anyone is willing to teach my younger brother he's 37 what you know or just let him have someone to talk to I would appreciate it SO MUCH!!! I talk too much so....I will keep it short and sweet. If you have any questions I don't mind answering any questions. I just feel like the older nosy sister who has posted some ad on xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx for her brother. So please don't make me regret this....
So I'm trying to learn more about forging. I'd like to get into tool, decoration, and probably weapon making. Everywhere I've looked has advised a larger anvil 75lbs+ but I can't seem to understand why. I understand the difference in types of anvil except for weight. Does an anvil weighing 150lbs have an advantage over the 100lbs of the same make, if so, what's the difference? Better bounce back or what? Everyone talks about how weight matters for your application but I've yet to read from any book, forum, or site as to why it matters. Thanks, Zack
So, I was doing a little work this evening, making another pair of tongs (these for round/square stock), and I noticed it was starting to get dark. I have a really simple set up, and all my light is supplied by Mother Nature. The only thing I had left to do was finish punching one side of the tongs and then rivet them together. I finished the punch, cut the rivet blank, and impatiently got it hot. My stock and my punch are the same diameter, so it's always a bit of work getting the rivet through, and the light was failing ever faster. Hammered it through one side, then the other, then put it