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Jeremy Blohm

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  1. I have 2 other anvils one is a really nice vulcan #10 and weighs around 96 lbs and i have a beat up old mouse hole that has the heal broke off and a nice chunk missing from the horn and weighs about 112 lbs. Probably one of those anvils that got destroyed by the union soldiers at the end of the civil war lol just kidding. But i have that because i have quite a few friends that like to try there hand at the craft and i would rather them beat up an already beat up anvil than my nice vulcan that is pron to edge chipping and things like that. So i didn't really need to buy this one but at a little
  2. I forgot to thank Geoff for this link also and Alan for all the great info on how they achieved the weld in the casting!!
  3. Well with the fact that i did win this anvil what's the chances of successfully repairing the face using the link Owen Bush was kind enough to supply for me?
  4. Sorry Geoff for the misspelling its kind of like my name. Everyone seems to think its pronounced Bl-aahm when its really Bloom there isn't very many of us with the last name Blohm and when you see it we are almost certainly related some how. There is no backing out of the anvil now I already won it last night. And as for handling an anvil that size and that hot i posted a link to a video that showed guys forge welding a top on an anvil and i was going to make a set up like there's for 2 guys to lift it. As for casting im going to build another addition onto my shop that is going to
  5. I won this anvil for $177 plus tax and buyers fee should be right at $200. I have a question that im hoping some of our super administrators or Geoff Keys sees this because i cant find anything on the internet and i haven't made it to the library to do any kind of research but how did Vulcan and Fisher anvils achieve a weld in the casting? And after achieving a weld how was the face heat treated? I know that vulcan faces are pretty damn hard because i had a direct miss hit to the face of my 100lb vulcan with a 4lb hammer and the hammer was uncomfortably close to rebounding into MY face a
  6. Very informative. For me it was going to be more experience than anything. I have been looking for a heavily damaged anvil to try this with even if i destroy it in the process but if it isn't going to be possible with a vulcan maybe i will try to find another anvil for a candidate. I still might try to win it and use the info supplied by you Owen and use my welder to repair it. Here is a link so you guys can have a look at the anvil i have been talking about. http://www.jnjonlineauction.com/detail.asp?id=705262&n=6984GZ-OLD-ANVIL It appears to be a very early vulcan wit
  7. It might be a couple months before i am prepared for the task but it will definitely be video taped and posted in the tool and tool making section for everyone's amusement.
  8. Ok i was wrong. They stock 416 ss though.
  9. Man that looks awesome. My first try at san mai stainless was a disaster. Havent tried since. I think you just convinced me to give it another run. As for 420 ss in Canada im not sure but it is readily available at my local supplier called Harbor Steel in Muskegon, Michigan.
  10. I forgot to mention that this anvil is not a cheap china cast iron anvil im trying to make useable. It is a 150lb vulcan that the face is shot. I am thinking of using D2 tool steel for the top because it can achieve up over 60 rockwell hardness not that thats what im going to achieve. And i think im going to build an induction forge to heat gust the top and let the base be a heat sink to help cool the top quickly. The reason for using air hardening steel is to eliminate the risk of cracking or even exploding results that might happen with trying to quench cast iron. Im just trying to figure ou
  11. I wanna try to forge weld a top on an anvil I found a good candidate and if I can get my hands on it I'm going to get a few of my brave Buddy's to wield a few sledge hammers. It may be stupid, definitely crazy but it is something I have my mind set on doing. Hopefully I can accomplish it and be the second forge to weld a top on an anvil in the United States since the 1960's!!! If not then it may be a couple hundred dollars down the drain and a lesson learned from the school of hard knocks.
  12. I also came across those 2 links in my searching and found them very informative. Thank you. I also found this to be interesting. https://youtu.be/eA_Pw5mlf2U
  13. Is it possible to forge weld steel to cast iron. I know Vulcan and fishers had cast iron base with tool steel face but that weld was done in the casting. Has anyone done it or tried and failed even on a small scale nothing like trying to weld a new top on an anvil?
  14. Alan is right all that dust is explosive. I worked in a shop called kotzian tool and before all the cigarette bans in the workplace and someone let there lit cigarette go through the dust collector and before anyone could get to the dust collector room the whole thing was up in flames
  15. If you fire it up bring it up to temp real slow. Maybe run it intermittently. The slower it cures the less chances of cracks. In the oven put it on the lowest setting it will go and let it slow cook all day.
  16. A look at the cylinder I plan on using for this hammer.
  17. Picked this up at auction for $29 they sell new on ebay for $540 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hook-Eye-Commercial-Knife-Sharpener-Phone-Support-for-operation-available-/132291225063?hash=item1ecd2be5e7:g:FMMAAOSwAKxWYgRN the cord was dry rotten but I put a new cord on it and it runs great just have to order new belts and I have a nice commercial grade knife sharpener.
  18. Alan, you are right after running my 60lb this morning for a little while I started counting bpm and I'm running around 200 bpm I think. With some more adjusting I could get some more but I don't think I could ever get to little giant speeds with my mechanical hammer. I have never ran anything other than my hammer and I have never tried to count bpm until this conversation started. With that said I have no idea what this hammer I'm going to build will be capable of. I have worked with air cylinders a little bit but they have never lifted any kind of weight, just opening and closing gates on co
  19. They have a 30 inch stroke so would that put me over 100cfm? And i cant see myself running it at 120 bpm.
  20. Would a 10hp rotary screw 80 gallon air compressor that is pushing about 30cfm at 125 psi be enough to run one of these cylinders.
  21. As for the anvil i plan on getting a counter weight of a decommissioned excavator or loader. Not quite sure of the weight but i know its going to be heavy as hell. And as for the hydraulic press that is already a plan. And as for dangerous isnt just about everything involved in this work some what dangerous.
  22. I have 2, 6 inch bore parker air cylinders. My goal is to build a 300-400 pound hammer. Is this feasible with one of these cylinders? If i had to i would run both of these to make it operate faster. Hopefully my compressor can keep up.
  23. Wow very impressive!!! A lot of work went into building that.
  24. What size air cylinders to hammer weight ratios are you using on your power hammers? And another question. What is the biggest homemade power hammers you guys know of?
  25. Would probably be better suited as a tempering oven.
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