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RR Rails for Anvils, Thoughts?

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8 hours ago, HoobaJibbs said:

 

I notice that after sanding the top with 120gr grinder sanding wheel, I can push steel a lot faster and easier than what I had the first couple days. I also rub a little olive oil on the surface to keep rust at bay in humid TX every now and then (probably a sin). Looking at your setup, I'm already jealous. I will say that the RR track is soft-ish, so I'm careful with swinging the hammer full force.

I plan to to get an old 100lb (actual) anvil soon, since that's just what I would be personally be satisfied with. 

 

 

Like Charles said...just hit it!  Hot steel is softer.  Also, try using automatic transmission fluid instead of olive oil...it won't go rancid on you.

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Shining it up did make the metal move better there is less friction. We don't talk about this a lot or the next thing the more is better crowd would spending days polishing their anvils. Not that a shiny anvil is a bad thing but there's a point of diminishing returns.

Frosty The Lucky.

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16 minutes ago, Frosty said:

Shining it up did make the metal move better there is less friction. We don't talk about this a lot or the next thing the more is better crowd would spending days polishing their anvils. Not that a shiny anvil is a bad thing but there's a point of diminishing returns.

Frosty The Lucky.

I have papers with grit up to 8k if you need some Frosty!

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