Charles R. Stevens

A collection of improvised anvils

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As a short safety note, dont accidentally hit an unknown metal too hard with your ballpeen hammer while looking for hardened surfaces. I had a corner of the hammer shoot off while trying my luck on a large gear, and it is now somewhere beside my bellybutton down in my fat. I am now iron man.

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the little manhole lid is what i first started banging on metal with. it didnt work very well but i managed to make a couple of rr spike knive. my uncle used to work for tacoma rail and gave me a bunch of spikes, busted knuckle pins etc along with this 24 inch of rail which im guessing weighs around 70-80 lbs.  i just set it up temperarely until i get a big round or some 4x4's and i was thinking about making the manhole lid into a swage block type thing.

 

 

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On 3/4/2019 at 9:57 PM, caotropheus said:

I wonder for how many years is this bit of railroad anvil being used?

Not much different than my setup. Side blast jabod RR track anvil but I don't have a shelter. That shop would be a step up. 

Pnut (Mike)

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