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Going from 30 lb of railroad track to Vulcan 1944 100# for $200. I thought It was a good deal. Any feedback?  I assume a lot of people will say “heat and beat” but do I need to do anything to it? Was thinking of wire cup / wheel and maybe some black paint or linseed oil for the base. Anything for the edges? Face has no sway, but some cuts. I’m basically feeling that to dont do anything besides the wire wheels.

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My first anvil (above a 55 pounder) is a Vulcan 110 pound made in 1943. Picked it up in the early 80s for $175 so in today's market I'd say you did good. Vulcan's have a pretty  thin hardened face plate so I wouldn't do anything as far as grinding on it. You will find it's very quiet, so it's one of my favorite anvils and I still use it. Pounding hot steel on it will shine up the face and help to smooth out the chisel marks. The only treatment I did to mine was to spray it with WD-40 a long time ago.

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28 minutes ago, Timber Ridge Forge said:

You get that in park ridge? 

Yup. 

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Hammering hot steel on it will shine the face up naturally---the more you do the shinier it will get!

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