pscampsr Posted November 23, 2016 Share Posted November 23, 2016 I was asked to post the pictures of the rebuild of my Fisher Norris anvil. While on a salvage hunt last year, found a poor Fisher Norris in the salvage yard. Bought it for $25.00 and brought it home. I don't have a picture of what it looked like then. Lets just say it was in terrible shape. The table was cracked, both edges were broken, chipped, and cracked. We ground out cracks (see the photos) and broken areas until it looked like a very poor boat anchor. My friends George and Bert grinding and watching to get to good metal. As you can see it was a real mess. I finished removing the tool steel table to avoid cracks in the future due to separation from the cast iron body. From here it was a matter of pre-heating to 450 degrees and laying down a butter layer of Nickel 55 to prepare it for building up to reface. Made sure to get a good NI55 layer on all cast iron surfaces. Spent hours laying down 7018 and Stoody 2110 hardfacing to bring it back to a level where we could mill it back flat. (Note: Stoody 2110 has a great deal of manganese. It is very temperature sensitive and remembers heat. It can / will crack if it gets to 500 deg. more than once or twice.) In the future, if I ever do this again, I will use 7018 for the build up and cover with a hard face without so much manganese. This is the first rough cut on the face. Added some fill beads on the edges after the first cut. I will post the final pictures and text in the near future. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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