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  1. Howdy folks, been looking for an anvil and I MIGHT have hit the jackpot. This guy says he has a Lewis anvil (doesn't sound like he know's exactly what he's got), and he's selling it for $1 per lb. I need some better pictures, but from the ones below, can y'all tell if it's too pitted/chipped on the top to be worth the buy? thanks
  2. We'll searching for a new anvil is australia is slow and boring work so today I pulled out a piece of steel that was left over from a job three years ago my plan is to use this as the base of my anvil maybe just trim it a bit and weld a lop plate on or cat two ASO,s and weld them together and then weld top plate on top plate will be 50or60mm bis alloy 80 this will be cut to resemble a face and German style pointy horn I will then turn a horn from 4140 or something and weld it to the other end I plan on a few prickle holes and a hardy hole will end up looking something like uri,s anvils f
  3. I went to a preview of an Estate Auction in Port Newark, NJ today. Definitely falls into the category of heavy iron. I am standing in front of a 13? yd clamshell scoop, used for dredging in NY harbor. They say it weighs 24,000 lbs. Lots of anchor chain. Some parts out of a big crane. The gear is about 8' diameter. Anchors. From about 1500 lb to 3000 lb.
  4. Hello my fellow metal workers, First, I have found there are many people looking at getting into blacksmithing; but they either do not have the money for the tools, or they do not know how to make their own. Second, I have found equally as many who do not want to spend a large amount of time and or money making a beginning anvil, only to replace it if they really get into the hobby. Third, I have found even more people who are young and moving around, and simply do not think they can move blacksmithing supplies around, more specifically an anvil. As an engineer, my goal is to solve p
  5. I know you guys say that I-Beam is useless as an anvil... but I can't help but wonder if a chunk of this beast would be acceptable. That's a ten dollar bill held to it by small magnets to give a scale reference. My estimate is that a 12" length of it should weigh around 1200 lbs. The sides and web are 6" thick. The sides are 24" wide and the web between the sides is about 18"
  6. I found this in the boneyard at a machinist I've met's shop. he wasn't there when I stopped by, so I didn't get to ask him about it... anybody know what it is? The frame it was sitting on, not bolted to though... looked like a large industrial press of some sort... well, the remains of one. http://www.iforgeiron.com/gallery/image/37089-anvilbasemaybe/
  7. Hi all, Just thought I'd share some photos of the anvil stand that I finished today. I started this project about 3 weeks ago, but got called away on a work trip. This weekend I finally managed to finish it off. Here it is: The top is a 12" x 15" x 1 1/2" steel plate. I got it from a local steel fabricator for cheap. It was originally a long strip, 48" long by 12" wide, but they cut it into 3 pieces for $25. So one day I can build two more anvil stands with the other two pieces. The legs are 2" x 5" rectangular tube with 1/4" wall thickness. The angle of the legs (~9 degrees) is su
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