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Casting an H13 anvil


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My name is Greg and i own a steel foundry in Michigan, Holland Alloys. One of my tool makers made an anvil pattern and wants me to cast him one. I pour a lot of H13 tool steel as well as other steels. Does anyone make an H13 tool steel anvil and would this work well? We would machine the face and bottom then send out to be hardened. I would like to see a Rc 50 to 53 which is common. This tool should way around 75 lbs. I am also having my CAD guy draw up a jewelers anvil, maybe 10 lbs but i do not know that we need the same hardness. 

Any comments on material and hardness would be appreciated. 

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Welcome aboard Greg, glad to have you! If you'll put your general location in the header you'll find out how many of the gang live within visiting distance. We're blacksmiths and general metal heads we aren't going to remember you mentioning it in one post once we open another.

Yes, there are H13 anvils being cast and they make fine anvils. I can't recall the maker though I'm sure someone will chime in soon. I take it you're set up for heat treating that much mass. Yes?

75 lbs. is a good size especially for a portable operation anything under 150 lbs. is a reasonably manageable weight. The 200+ lb. range is usually a shop anvil that doesn't get moved around much. Are you thinking about starting a line? Give me a shout if you need a catchy name, I'm pretty good at catchy names. :)

Frosty The Lucky.

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22 hours ago, Frosty said:

Welcome aboard Greg, glad to have you! If you'll put your general location in the header you'll find out how many of the gang live within visiting distance. We're blacksmiths and general metal heads we aren't going to remember you mentioning it in one post once we open another.

Yes, there are H13 anvils being cast and they make fine anvils. I can't recall the maker though I'm sure someone will chime in soon. I take it you're set up for heat treating that much mass. Yes?

75 lbs. is a good size especially for a portable operation anything under 150 lbs. is a reasonably manageable weight. The 200+ lb. range is usually a shop anvil that doesn't get moved around much. Are you thinking about starting a line? Give me a shout if you need a catchy name, I'm pretty good at catchy names. :)

Frosty The Lucky.

Frosty, i hope the name and picture change works! 

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