Kurt Posted May 31, 2009 Share Posted May 31, 2009 Sorry I don't have pictures, I'll do my best to explain. I have an old 1 foot section of rail road track. I don't like it as an anvil, it's curved, and the flat end is too narrow to be useful to me. I also have this 1 inch thick mostly-round nice and flat piece of steel. I put two and two together today, and it was heavenly. They fit perfectly together, like a T, with the steel slab lying on top of the sideways railroad track. The problem is that they're not attached. My furnace isn't big enough (or hot enough, I don't think) to do forge welding, although I could maybe make a campfire and use a hairdryer to maybe make something hot enough. I read that normal (arc) welding is not a good seal, and lots of energy from the hammer is lost or something? I've read about steel-faced anvils, so I know I'm not the first to try this. How would I go about attaching these things together? So above and beyond I imagine, drawn beyond the lines of reason. Push the envelope, watch it bend. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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