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Show me your Bick anvil or Stake anvil. Add a name or what it is used for is you have that information.

 

Tinman's anvil used for planishing and straightening plates

Tinman's horse used for bossing out or working hollow work

 

Hatchet stake used to bend small edges and acute angles

Creasing Iron used for folding a wired edge or working a bead on a flat surface

 

Bick-iron, funnel and extinguisher stakes used for working cylindrical and conical objects

 

Half moon stake used for wiring circular edges and for closing acute angle joints

Round bottom stake used for riveting and straightening work after the edge has been thrown up on other stakes.

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Well lets see if I can get this to work

 

My 25# stake anvil that Steve Parker forged for me (1 piece the spike was drawn out of the block!)

 

The stake anvil I made by forging a shaft and rivetting a RR spike driving sledge head to it. (still need to weld over the pad for a flat working area...)

 

And a couple of pictures of forging the shaft---note not my smithy---sigh, sigh++  Note the starter piece was 2.5" sq stock

 

(Not so hairy in my new job)

 

And one of the previous disreputable red hat at a short stack scandinavian bloomery we built in my yard

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My biggest Bick, 275 lb including the mounting plate.  The only pictures of a bick this size that I could find have this being used in chainmaking shops. 

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First one I made myself of mild steel for my anvil.

Second one is a old one. I am not too sure about it, perhaps it was a coopers anvil?

It weights around 50lbs if I had to guess.

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Found this one locally, in Germany. One side is stamped "35 k/11" in a nice script. The other side says USA in plain font, perpendicular to the face.
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I posted this picture on the Star anvil page also.  It shows some of the Bicks in the museum.  I just think they are neat.

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Nick, I'm attempting to make one of those this weekend from a big tent spike (~1.5" x 4'). You also have an awesome moustache.

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Here is mine, I still need to get it mounted in a stump. It will be nice to use for smaller stock and making small scrolls and curves

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Wish I could figure out the makers mark on it.

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As of yesterday morning I didn't have any stake tools to show. I do now. I have looked locally for many years and ended up traveling 5 1/2 hours one-way, but I am glad I did. I don't know much about these or the original purposes.

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This one is marked " Niagara M&T Buffalo NY"

It measures 41" long X 17 1/2" high     pd $140

 

 

 

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Measures 42 1/2" long X  17 1/2" high X 2 1/2" wide

pd $160

 

 

 

 

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7 3/4" L  X  12 1/4" H  X  3" W  pd $35

 

 

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16 1/4" L  X  17H   pd $80

 

 

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19" L  X 10" H  X1 5/8" W  pd  $50

 

 

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19" L  X  9" H  X 7/8" W  pd $60

 

 

 

 

Sorry for the position of these, wanted them side by side.   What can you tell me about these?

 

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First two are known as Beakhorn stakes. 

 

Next one: Square Head Stake, or some similar name

 

Fourth one is a Hatchet stake.

 

Next one is a creasing stake.

 

And I believe the last one is called a Needle case stake.

 

I might be wrong on the exact "official" name for these.  Usually used for sheet metal work, done cold.  But they are suitable for hot work as long as they are firmly mounted to a stake plate, vise, or other way to keep them rigid.  Google Pexto Stakes to see the exact names that they used.

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Looking great Mr Miller
Do your shields reinforce and cover a large forge weld from the T connection ?

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Frank, don't feel like your alone! I have not been able to post photos for sometime. Same problem, can not select choose file. Does not work for me either.

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Nice, Timothy!  Do you have any other progress shots?  I've been thinking about making something similar, and my brother can strike for me.

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attachicon.gifimage.jpg. Only pic I have all where a Christmas present.

KEARNEY!?! My brother in law is from Kearney - last name's Boyer, and I'm from Omaha. I don't see too many nebraskites online!

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Got this one just now. I went to the scrap yard, and there it was... Cost me around 18 USD.

 

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Total weight 6.5 kg, total length 29 cm, total height 23.5  cm, peg height 10.5 cm, face dimensions 8 cm x 8 cm, body height 13 cm.

 

I have to clean it and see if there are any marks. What do you gentleman think it is its origin? when was it made?

 

Thanks

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Beautiful piece, Caotropheus.  Impossible to date it without more details, especially when we don't know where in the world you are.  Could have been made 20 years ago, or 200 years ago.  Is it wrought iron?

 

You should mail it to me.

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