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#1 tjk

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:24 PM

This anvil is one that is sitting at my grandpas farm, unfortunately these are the only pictures I have of it right now. Could any of you guys tell me if it is decent quality? or what make it is? I hit it with a hammer and it seems to have a good bounce but then again it is the only one I have ever tested. :) Thanks

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:44 PM

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 06:16 PM

That's a Vulcan. Cast iron with a steel face, so ir won't ring. If the edges aren't too awfully dinged it'll be a fine anvil. The weight will ba cast on the left front foot. It's in tens of pounds, so if it says "10" it's 100 lbs, 8=80, etc. Great find!

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:10 PM

I think we should ask Alan to host a "Does your anvil suck?" thread. Everybody post up what you got, and he tells us if it's worthy or not.

 

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:11 PM

I think we should ask Alan to host a "Does your anvil suck?" thread. Everybody post up what you got, and he tells us if it's worthy or not.

 

:ph34r:

 

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Love this idea. You could say his opinion carries a lot of... weight


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 11:45 PM

Thanks Alan, :)  HaHa Great idea for a new thread. That would be a popular one.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:42 PM

I am not the arbiter of anvilness! :lol:   I like 'em all, except for the anvil-shaped objects.  The only thing you've got to watch for on Vulcans is that the top plate is thinner than some and thus prone to chipping on the edges if misused.  That can be said for a lot of others, though. 

 

Never forget, the anvil does not make the smith.  It's just a (very important!) tool.

 

Chris just suggests this because he knows I lust after his hornless colonial anvils. ;)



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:05 PM

I am not the arbiter of anvilness! :lol:   I like 'em all, except for the anvil-shaped objects.  The only thing you've got to watch for on Vulcans is that the top plate is thinner than some and thus prone to chipping on the edges if misused.  That can be said for a lot of others, though. 

 

Never forget, the anvil does not make the smith.  It's just a (very important!) tool.

 

Chris just suggests this because he knows I lust after his hornless colonial anvils. ;)

 

 

All 3 now, plus my big press die anvil I got from Larry.  


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:08 PM

I have been using an anvil that looks just like that one for ten years, but it has no identifying marks

on it, the rebound is decent and I don't have ear ringing after long use.

would I like a bigger one , Hell yes, but this one does everything I ask it to.......... B)


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