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I got lucky with this Anvil!

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Glenn I also dont really know what the Anvil is worth. I did see one on Ebay for 10,500... lol I have no idea if the price they were asking was correct. 

I am just extremely happy to have such an awesome anvil that has stood the test of time!

did the ring and rebound sound and look good to everyone?

I may be in New Jersey, but I am from the most southern state in the USA. So southern humor is not lost on me.

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Scooter, I had to spend the night in a gas station parking lot one frigid night during a blizzard in Purcell when the highway was closed, and I don't recall seeing any large trees in Purcell, but back to my intended comment.....see if there is anyone in Purcell who might cut down trees, like an arborist.  You might sweet talk them into more than one stump next time they cut down a tree thereabouts.

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12 hours ago, ThomasPowers said:

Mr Harris; this is a blacksmithing site; *everyone* here knows to spell a problem working with iron as  "katastroFe"  

Kastrofy on the other hand is used when dealing with giants of the "Fe, Fy, Fo, Fum, sort.

Man!  Is there anything you can’t riff off of?:D

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Scooter; you are from Hawaii?  " I am from the most southern state in the USA".    (Trick question; just like Alaska is both the westernmost and easternmost state as some of the islands cross the international dateline.)

If you throw in "contiguous" you get different answers...I graduated from Holmdel High School; Holmdel NJ back in 1975, (Holmdel is in Monmouth County, exits 114 & 117 on the GSP)

As for riffing: I was thinking we should come up with another Blacksmith's T shirt with:  "KatastroFe---what happens when you leave the blower on with your workpiece in the fire and get distracted."

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awesome Idea. Now if I just had any idea what that was like...

did some forging yesterday, kind of. took a piece of 1/2 reber, heated it up with a oxy-acetelyn torch and hit it with a 2"x2" piece of angle iron. does that count?

I have heard of Holmdell. New Mexico! that is quite a move!

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There were lots of stops in between: College in upstate NY and AR. Oilpatch work in OK, TX and 1 job in KS. Apprenticed to a swordmaker back in AR, Married and moved to Columbus Ohio for 15 years and *more* college---THE OSU!  *Then* out to NM where I worked for NRAO, Dell---in Mexico; but lived in USA; and finally here at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.  16 years so far in NM and I expect my estate sale will be held here too someday.

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On 6/29/2020 at 9:12 PM, arkie said:

Scooter, I had to spend the night in a gas station parking lot one frigid night during a blizzard in Purcell when the highway was closed, and I don't recall seeing any large trees in Purcell, but back to my intended comment.....see if there is anyone in Purcell who might cut down trees, like an arborist.  You might sweet talk them into more than one stump next time they cut down a tree thereabouts.

Purcell?  As in Oklahoma?

I have a cousin who was an arborist in Duncan, Oklahoma until an accident put him in a chair. He and most others sold would on the side. 

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I got you and Scooter mixed up in my post.  DHarris, you, not Scooter are from Purcell....senior moment.  My apologies.

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