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262466 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2017‑06‑13 Anvil
GGG

One of those unsolicited ads popped up, this time with a picture of an anvil on
it - huh?  had to click:

https://www.zoro.com/ridgid-
anvil-28-12-in-l-275-lbs-69642/i/G6217811/?gclid=CKH_wM37utQCFZBXDQodIdsM6Q

Makes a used anvil look pretty good

Ed Minch
262469 Dragon List <dragon01list@g...> 2017‑06‑13 Re: Anvil
most new anvils make a used anvil look good.

that said, a peddinghaus (that's what you show, for an inflated price, see
here for a better price:
https://www.blacksmithsdepot.com/products/anvils-vises
/peddinghaus-anvils/peddinghaus-anvil-275-lbs-12.html)
or a nimba centurion (http://
www.nimbaanvils.com/centurion.php) wouldn't go
amiss in my shop.

it's things like cast iron/cast steel anvils (new, primarily from china)
that are dreck.

i'm happy with my late 1800s, 196 lb, $600 peter wright anvil.  greg hahn,
of these parts, picked up (iirc) a similar anvil, maybe not so heavy, for
some stupidly low sum, like $50.  they're out there.

best,
bill
felton, ca

On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 10:19 AM, Ed Minch  wrote
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262470 scott grandstaff <scottg@s...> 2017‑06‑13 Re: Anvil
> some stupidly low sum, like $50.  they're out there.
   Yes they are. Not at my place though.
Every year at least, an anvil trades hands in my valley. Every year.
   But either it goes to any idiot who happens to be handy at that 
particular instant,
  or it sells for more than I can round up in time. ....... 40 years and 
more, sigh

    I'd be happy with a large piece of rail and build another one. My 
little dink has served me superbly for light duty.
http://users.snowcrest.net/kitty/sgrandstaff/images/hometools/anvil3.jpg
  yours Scott



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262471 David Nighswander <wishingstarfarm663@m...> 2017‑06‑13 Re: Anvil
I have a 116 lb Trenton in the blacksmith shop. It is nice to have.
I use a 6" long chunk of mainline rail that has been in my family since my
mother was a little girl. We used it to crack walnuts when I was a boy. Mom
would say if we cracked the walnuts she would make fudge. Three boys in an
assembly line could have a cup of walnut meat in no time.
Now it is my go to backer for riveting, straightening, and flattening in the
basement shop.
It lives under the bench, ready at a moments notice.
262472 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2017‑06‑13 Re: Anvil
I was fortunate enought to come across a 40 pound Record anvil - looks just like
a big one bit little - for $20.  Little used, nice and blue, it does everthing
my non-blacksmith-shop shop needs.  I keep it on a piece of Sycamore log so it
is at the right height.

Ed Minch
262474 Michael Suwczinsky <nicknaylo@g...> 2017‑06‑14 Re: Anvil
Nice lineup of anvils in this thread. The 104# Peter Wright out on the
patio would be a demo anvil in most circumstances. For a neighbor-close
suburban blacksmith, its perfect.

Michael


On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 3:26 PM Ed Minch  wrote:

> I was fortunate enought to come across a 40 pound Record anvil - looks
> just like a big one bit little - for $20.
>
> Ed Minch
>
>
>
>
> On Jun 13, 2017, at 6:10 PM, David Nighswander 
> wrote:
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> > I have a 116 lb Trenton in the blacksmith shop. It is nice to have.
>
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Michael Suwczinsky
262496 Thomas Conroy 2017‑06‑16 Re: Anvil
David Nighswander wrote:
"I use a 6" long chunk of mainline rail that has been in my family since my
mother was a little girl. We used it to crack walnuts when I was a boy. Mom
would say if we cracked the walnuts she would make fudge. Three boys in an
assembly line could have a cup of walnut meat in no time.
"Now it is my go to backer for riveting, straightening, and flattening in the
basement shop.
"It lives under the bench, ready at a moments notice."

I initially misread this as a six-foot length, not a six-inch length. Gave rise
to some interesting visuals (what color did you say your ox was?...)
Railroad rail is great stuff. I have two nine-inch chunks, though mine may be
narrow-gauge (4" wide base, 4-1/4" high). Mostly I use them as one-hand weights
(i.e. as heavy as I can lift with control with one hand, aided by the inherent
handle-shape of the rail.) They are even more useful as trestles to raise a
finishing press (free-standing "Moxon vise") above bench height, to give
clearance when holding large books. Mine are painted with krylon and have
leather on the bottoms, to avoid scratching the bench or the work.
Tom Conroy
Berkeley
262497 David Nighswander <wishingstarfarm663@m...> 2017‑06‑17 Re: Anvil
When I lived at Union City I had the luck to find that a previous tenant had
used rail for fence posts. I kept a 4 foot long piece that had rusted off at
ground level and was hanging in the fence. I wonder how long that had been
there?
I put it on the bottom rails of the wood lathe table to hold it steady when I
was roughing out bowls. It got left behind. For some reason I decided that there
wasn’t room for it here. I have a two car garage, half a basement, and a 10 x 16
shed that I call the blacksmith shop.
I did bring along the 3 foot piece and it is in the corner of the shed.
I’m probably never going to do anything with it but it won’t bother me where
it’s at.
I don’t own an ox but I do have a penchant for double bit axes. LOL

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David Nighswander wrote:
"I use a 6" long chunk of mainline rail that has been in my family since my
mother was a little girl. We used it to crack walnuts when I was a boy. Mom
would say if we cracked the walnuts she would make fudge. Three boys in an
assembly line could have a cup of walnut meat in no time.
"Now it is my go to backer for riveting, straightening, and flattening in the
basement shop.
"It lives under the bench, ready at a moments notice."

I initially misread this as a six-foot length, not a six-inch length. Gave rise
to some interesting visuals (what color did you say your ox was?...)

Railroad rail is great stuff. I have two nine-inch chunks, though mine may be
narrow-gauge (4" wide base, 4-1/4" high). Mostly I use them as one-hand weights
(i.e. as heavy as I can lift with control with one hand, aided by the inherent
handle-shape of the rail.) They are even more useful as trestles to raise a
finishing press (free-standing "Moxon vise") above bench height, to give
clearance when holding large books. Mine are painted with krylon and have
leather on the bottoms, to avoid scratching the bench or the work.

Tom Conroy

Berkeley

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