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Found 18 results

  1. I found this 5” square stock that’s about 16” long at the scrap yard for $40 I was trying to figure out how to anchor it. I am going in between setting it in concrete or making a wooden stand and welding on some angle iron to secure it. any suggestions would be a great help!
  2. I took a couple of hours this afternoon to built a stand for my railroad track anvil. It is my first one I’ve ever built so it’s not top notch but it hasn’t fallen apart yet and it works pretty well. What do u guys think?
  3. I took a couple of hours this afternoon to built a stand for my railroad track anvil. It is my first one I’ve ever built so it’s not top notch but it hasn’t fallen apart yet and it works pretty well. What do u guys think?
  4. I am new at this and wanted to add forging capabilities to my metal shop so I decided to start small and work my way up from a soup can forge. Any and all recommendations are appreciated and if I am doing something wrong I always like to know. The soup can is lined with some kao-wool I got from a local pottery store, they did not stock any refractories, rigidizers, or products like plistix or itc 100 however the gentleman kindly advised me of a mix of fireclay with sodium silicate and water. My main concern was stopping the degradation of the kaowool which is evidently a heath problem.
  5. I was recently perusing my 14th edition copy of Machinery's Handbook (dated 1953) and came across the following quote in the chapter on mounting anvils (when discussing mounting anvils on cast iron or hardwood stands): "An anvil should not be strapped rigidly to its foundation, as this checks the vibration which tends to keep the face free from scales, and renders a high-grade wrought-iron anvil little better than one made of cast iron. When a wooden block is used under the anvil, it is necessary to drive in a few spikes to keep the anvil in place, but these should be so placed that they
  6. my good old stump finally outlived its usefulness as it was slightly too high and wobbeled so i decided to make a new stand out of 1/4 plate. I went with a european style sand filled box with a small modification ( i added a through hole in the base on 1 side just the right size to fit my floor jack so i can pick it up and move it when i need to. ). Ive only forged on it once so far but i seem to be getting more hit outa my peddinghaus than i used to and it dosent wiggle anymore. Enjoy
  7. Hi, I'm a total beginner building up my tools. I've just acquired my first anvil: A 100lbs John Brooks, and now it needs a stand to mount it on. The stand is no biggie - I have lots of ideas for that. I also have a 100 lb piece of steel plate (approx 2" thick x 10" x 18") - it's construction steel, probably 44W or 50W. I'm wondering if I should use that plate in my anvil stand. So the plate would sit on top of the anvil stand, and the anvil would sit on top of the plate. I'd metal-strap the anvil down to the stand (pulling it tight against the plate). In my head, I'm 5
  8. Got a little time today to start a stand for my new anvil. Plan on using this both inside and out so incorporated in some legs that are adjustable so can get it close to level wherever it decides to rest. Didn't have much time today so this is a work in progress. Started out with a 1" steel plate for the base. The legs are made from 2-1/2" x 1/4" square tube. The feet are made from 4" SCH 80 pipe that have 1-1/8" Grade 8 bolts for the adjustment. The bolts are welded to a piece of 1/2" plate with the nut concealed up inside of the 2-1/2" tube, The 4" pipe has a 1/2" plate welded with a 1
  9. Tonight I went out to get some pizza for me and the missus. I stopped at one of our favorite local eateries where I know the owner and people working there. He comes out of the kitchen and says, "Oh, there you are, we need to talk." Now the last time someone said that to me I was in big trouble. But I know I couldn't be this time, I thought. A little background here might be in order. I have had, with out a doubt, the busiest summer blacksmithing I've ever had. I made a mistake. I made something someone really liked. A camp tripod. Next thing I knew I was making a bunch of them.
  10. Purchased a 45kg/100 lb. Vulcan Anvil. Looks good and great size for the newbie. Needs the blue removed and then I can see what is underneath. Read about electrolysis for cleaning, interesting. For a Stand, I will be making one similar to Daniel.85's 2x12 stand, a great design.
  11. I recently acquired a fisher #4 vise(6-1/4" jaws, 120lbs) and built a new home for it. I used 3/4" thick plate for the top and bottom, 12x12 & 12x18, the legs are 3x4x1/4" tube filled with sand, all that comes to about 230lbs and right about 350lbs with the vise. Cutting the legs on the Grizz. "Milling" 1/2" Holes Marking holes for the top plate. This is my first big welding project(big for me anyway) my little mig is a little under powered so I did 3 passes, seemed to hold up well and I didn't think my welds were too terrible. "Min
  12. This is an anvil that is in the weld shop at one of the power plants I do Fire Protection work at. I'd just like to know: 1- Is it a Fisher? it didn't have the Fisher name as far as I could tell.(If not, then what is it?) 2- Is the 220 on the one foot the weight 3- An idea of the manufacture date 4- Any other info http://www.iforgeiron.com/gallery/image/38053-weight-maybe/ http://www.iforgeiron.com/gallery/image/38052-marking-under-horn/ http://www.iforgeiron.com/gallery/image/38051-logo/ http://www.iforgeiron.com/gallery/image/38050-anvil-and-stand/
  13. Hey guys, I'm new and in need of advice. I'd like to build an anvil stump since a cliff carroll is out of my price range at the moment. The hangup is I have to haul the anvil and stand in and out of my truck several times a day, and I'm a bit of a little person, so weight is a real issue. Any lower weight designs out there? If it helps I have a 100lb dovetail Scott
  14. Here is the stump build for the anvil I made in another thread: http://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/31084-my-first-anvil-build-looking-for-advice/ It's not quite done, but I was able to get most of it done in a couple weeknights with the help of some awesome, old chainsaws i inherited from my Grandfather. Here is approximately what it will look like. On the near side I carved a foot hole so I can stand really close and try to save my already bad back. And the far side was left uncut so I can drill some holes for tool holders. These are the two saws I used and the only two p
  15. Just finished up one of my first projects, put together a drinking horn stand as a Christmas present for a friend of mine. Made out of 1/4" mild steel and finished with beeswax. Fairly simple but very fun to make, also looks really nice sitting on the shelf when not in use. :D
  16. 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
  17. The Peddinghaus I got is SO NICE and SO NEW I decided it needed it's own custom dedicated brand new stand, so I have been taking evenings and fabricating one. Kept it s the horn protrudes over the edge for extra free space when bending big things around it, plus extra stability over the 2 legs, Added a little tray for holding things like punches, lube can, chisels and rivets and stuff, with a hammer ring and a bending fork/tool holder out the other end. I would have liked to use something more substantial then 1/4" plate but that's what I had, hence the gusset, and figured I would ridgidize th
  18. Imounted my 200lb peter wright today, the log has been drying for a year and a half, i sunk it two and a half feet deep and fastened the anvil down with 4 rr spikes (1 on each corner) I got to use it and wow! It makes a hughr differance I have used it befor but I have never mounted an anvil on a buried stump and i dont think i will ever mount 1 out of the ground if i can swing it.
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