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Okay, The anvil will be going onto an oak stump. I will probably place some carpet or underlay over the stump, and put the anvil ontop. That should reduce the ring and prevent that acids from the oak reaching the anvil.

 

Hopefully I will start forging some metal this sunday.

 

Thanks for the help

 

 

Tom 

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I could also use some roofing felt on the stump, that would protect it from the rain and (possibly contains a layer of bitumen??) 

 

Tom 

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I could also use some roofing felt on the stump, that would protect it from the rain and (possibly contains a layer of bitumen??) 

 

Tom 

Roofing felt, carpet, red hot metal falling onto them ? Think plan B.

 

As said in previous post, looks to be wrought, if it was cast, the numbers would normally stand proud, forged ones have stamped ID / weight on the body.

 

Enjoy it. it will give many years good service.

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Roofing felt, carpet, red hot metal falling onto them ? Think plan B.


Hehe this is why I love this forum, there is always someone pointing out things that seem so obvious but something my brain totally missed.

Thanks :)

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its very simple place the felt on the stump anvil on top of felt cut around the base of the anvil with a utility knife and presto you don't have to worry about your felt catching on fire as its all under the anvil

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Almost ready to start shaping the horn. It's coming along nicely, should be done in s few weeks.
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I can't tell in the pic because of my phone. Are you going with hard facing rods or grader blade?

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Not worried about dead spots? Your rebound will only be good on the plug welds you mentioned and around the edge. Unless you have a different method for welding it since the last time you talked about it.

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I would truly recommend and hope you save yourself the trouble and just hard face it now and work harden it as SJS recommended.

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It took about five months of looking on line,going to auctions, antique stores without any luck until yesterday....I found my anvil....I felt like a kid getting his first bike.....OMG I was smilin ear to ear when the deal was done... I prob paid more than I should have but I am very happy I got it. 150 Columbian..... Was on the second floor of course ..LOL.  Getting a tree stump Monday and gonna clean her up....  Life is good my friends....    

 

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Hello Dominick,

 

Congratulations on your anvil. It's a nice one. If I were you I wouldn't bother with cleaning right now - just go and hit it. Fire up the forge and let her taste the glowing steel again! 

 

Happy hammering!

 

Gergely

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Dominick, looks like you got a dandy of an anvil.  I wouldn't worry about "overpaying" for one.  If you factor in the years of service you'll get out of that anvil, the cost per year is extremely low because there's almost no maintenance costs.    Buy it for $500 today and you can definitely sell it for $300 in a few years... so your actual cost for the anvil would is only $200.

 

And it looks like your anvil is in near perfect condition.  That's always worth a few extra dollars on the asking price.

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It took about five months of looking on line,going to auctions, antique stores without any luck until yesterday....I found my anvil....I felt like a kid getting his first bike.....OMG I was smilin ear to ear when the deal was done... I prob paid more than I should have but I am very happy I got it. 150 Columbian..... Was on the second floor of course ..LOL.  Getting a tree stump Monday and gonna clean her up....  Life is good my friends....    

I had a tree stump, but wasn't happy with it so I built my own.  Now I am really glad with it as it is more durable and workable than the stump. 

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 Guess I'll throw my A&H 100# Ser. 32086 , into the thread. I paid $175 and RR track ASO for it. I think I did well....I know it is capable of better work than I am. Thanks fer lookin'       Dave

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It's not much but it has allowed me to get started. 1-1/4" by about 4" wide piece of steel stood on end.

It's soft steel that was filed smooth, and it's likely work-hardened a bit now.

It's wedged into a box of 2x6's that's been screwed down to a big oak log.

Have it off center on the log so I can work without the base getting in the way, and balance

of the surface is place to put down tools.

Hope is the log will be used for regular anvil some day.

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Here's my new JHM Shaper 160# anvil - a Christmas present from my wife (yes, I am blessed). Prior to this I was working on a chunk of railroad track - this is a HUGE step up for me.

 

 

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My first and so far only anvil. My wife gave it to me for my birthday just over a week ago. Not sure what it is. I wire brushed it up a bit this weekend but can find now markings other than "100" under the horn on the base. I had also posted this in "it followed me home", sorry for doubling up, and BIGGUNDOCTOR thought it looks a bit like a Vulcan...

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