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Welcome aboard Mike, glad to have you. If you'll put your general location in the header you might be surprised how many of the gang live within visiting distance.

Have you tried a new single cut file on it? Just draw it across the face it should skate or almost. Soderfors anvils run around rc 60 + 2-4.

Does she have a model name? It'd be the opposite the side with Soderfors cast proud. I have a 125 lb. Soderfors, Sorceress #5 born in 1923. Best anvil I've ever used. I can only fantasize about owning one as large as yours. Mine will do anything I ask but it gets a little jittery jumpy doing heavy work. 350 lbs. would be a SWEET shop anvil.

Is she LOUD? Mine was brutally loud under a missed strike till I put her on a steel anvil stand.

Please post some pictures, we LOVE pictures and I'd be happy to use your's as pinups.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Thanks Frosty I purchased the anvil about 18 months ago but have only just set her up in my new shop. I'm a farriery so most of the work is light work but what a difference compared to my cast iron BK anvil which is about 350 lbs also. The soderfors anvil is a far superior anvil . I will do the ballbearing test and post some pics of her asap.

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Yes frosty you are right .  I have a 70 lb cliff carol  cast iron anvil I use daily. My work shop anvil was a BK cast iron anvil before that a old wrought iron forged  anvil. I made some shoes on the  söderfors  anvil and I was amazed at the difference . I did the ball bearing test  today 100% rebound. I was just curious how hard the anvil was in compassion to the Kohlswa forged anvil. I'm having trouble posting pictures not very good with computers. As soon as I sort it out I will post them. cheers from Australia Mike.

 

 

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Yep, that's a lovely anvil. I can see Frosty drooling.

(P.S. Well, not quite 100% rebound, Mike; unless you have perpetual motion! I reckon my Kohlswa comes back at about 95%)

Interesting looking shop too. Could you post more pics?

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I will have to do the test again. The results I'm getting are defying the laws of physics, hence  the screen shots, 95%+/- is the figure everybody quoting so assume this anvil is the same. But at the end of the day it's irrelevant all you have to do is work on it and you can feel the difference. At the moment I haven't got my shop set up, I just put the anvil, vice and stump in and sat my old gas fire on top of the coal forge. I need to make a flue for the coal  fire, it's good enough for now to work machine made shoes and shoe a few horses that I have come to me. I hope to have it all finished by the end of the year as next year I plane to work mainly from home shoeing and up skill in general blacksmithing . I have just picked up a 9 ton screw fly press which I have been fixing up. I have no experience with using one, I'm  looking foreword to playing with it.

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