Jump to content
I Forge Iron

Hay Budden Gift

Recommended Posts

I was given an anvil recently that I'm very excited about; the anvil I have been using is borrowed and much smaller. There's a section of face on the new one that is missing, and it's pretty beat up, but I'm happy to have it. It was found half buried at a facility that opened around 1905. What can you guys tell me about this thing (age, etc)? Can I build up the missing face section and grind it flat?

Here's some photos:




Link to comment
Share on other sites

Howdy from East TEXAS!! and welcome to IFI! If you can make out the serial number, left side of the front foot, then we can tell you how old. (I tried but could make it out) No matter the age, it is still a good tool, and the price is the kind I like... FREE!! Looks like you have it cleaned up nicely so put it to work, quick, before it starts rusting! BTW, where you located?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks for the replies, guys...

I've reviewed the Robb Gunther method; looks good to me. I assume my HB has a cast or wrought iron base, and tool steel face/top; does AIA identify if my base is cast or wrought? I can't see any joining line, any idea where the "top" and "base" juncture is? I'm excited to be able to fix this thing up. That missing section is in a bad place!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...