JustAnotherViking Posted November 25, 2017 Share Posted November 25, 2017 Today I purchased my first anvil. After spending several weeks scouring the internet, trying to find some for sale on local ads, or action sites, I finally got talking to the right person. A quick phone call later, I was passed some contact information. Just over an hour later, I was loading my first anvil into the car. I can't believe the condition! The face is almost perfect, sings beautifully all over, and over 90% rebound in the middle. It had been sitting about for a while, as is evident by the patina, but is in otherwise great shape. I took a very worn sanding disk to clean it up, and sort the corner radius on one side... hopefully I haven't broken any cardinal rules... it was just a very light skim to scrape the surface rust off, no heat put into it, and no material to speak of removed. The hardy hole is about 1 1/4 inches... so that could be interesting trying to gather up big enough stock to making hardy tools. Now I need to get a proper stand sorted... I just have a temporary one which is a bit too narrow made from scrap I had sitting about. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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