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Not done yet but this was cut from 4" plate. Horn was roughed with a O/A torch the finished with a 7" zircon flap disc. Feet cut separate and will be severely welded ;)

This is a 80# piece of drop from cutting a hole in a steel plate. No one said an anvil has to have the standard anvil shape.

140-lb pre-1910 Peter Wright. Aged, badly abused, and severely chipped, but no cracks or large chunks broken off. Stand fabbed from scrap angle, strap iron and some fresh 1" square tubing. Two "cutout

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2 hours ago, Frosty said:

Looks clean enough to me, just be careful not to jam the spike in the hardy hole. It's an excellent traveling anvil size.

Frosty The Lucky.

Just set it in to show the hole size.  Not sure if she'll see use or not. I have a slightly larger Peter Wright I'm using now, but I'm searching for a shop size anvil, something around 200 lbs. or more. 

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My new anvil I  just bought.

It is a Brooks 141 lb, not sure about the age maybe someone will know.

It has one chip about the size of my thumb. but nothing else and is a level as a snooker table. also got all the tools shown and a post vice.

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SWEET! Looks like the previous owner was a tin knocker, no wonder the anvil looks almost unused. That little chip will go away if you radius the edges which I recommend you do. Sharp edges are not desirable on an anvil but not a particular problem for sheet metal work.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Yeah, that's a little worse than it looks from the side but still not bad. I'd work around it rather than try grinding it out.

You owe Smoggy one? One what, an anvil or a chip? :rolleyes:

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A good turn.

I will probably try working round it and work the paint off then get a better look at the face.

The edges are pretty rounded, but I am not sure if they need a little more. I want to avoid taking a grinder to it if I can.

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3 hours ago, Zeroclick said:

My new anvil I  just bought.

It is a Brooks 141 lb, not sure about the age maybe someone will know.

It has one chip about the size of my thumb. but nothing else and is a level as a snooker table. also got all the tools shown and a post vice.

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That's a  fantastoc find! Happy Forging !

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5 hours ago, LeDrew said:

That's a  fantastoc find! Happy Forging !

I should really activate my spell checker when typing with my phone. **fantastic 

I'd work around that chip unless you have an idea for a specific benefit from grinding it into a smooth shape (as minimally as possible).

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That's amazing, and awesome. I hope you have the time and resources to put it to good use. Of course, I have some anvil envy ... but it really just makes me happy to know someone has this and can help it keep working the way it was meant to. Thanks for sharing!

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Blokman, while you are super sexy standing near that anvil..  some more of the anvil would be nice..  :)  Love the historical pictures also.

 

Foundryman,,    That's where they made it..  The building sank as they forged it out..

 

So, glad there are still some of these giant hand forged anvils around.

 

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