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Old May 19th, 2017, 01:29 PM   #1
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Default New acquisition.

I wanted to get an anvil for many years but they were just too high. I figured I might find a about a 100# one someday for a descent price but it never happened. Well a few days ago a guy in the area had one up for sale. It was way bigger than I had hoped for. He said it's about 300#, I finally found pics last night of one that weighed 350# with a tape measure laying on top of it. My new anvil is bigger than it is. Talk about overkill!

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Old May 20th, 2017, 08:02 AM   #2
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That's pretty awesome tho'.
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Old May 20th, 2017, 11:08 PM   #3
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That's pretty awesome tho'.
Found another anvil that looked just like it too. It was 400+#s. Might be closer to 500#. Still trying to find the exact one like it. Can't find my scale.... grrr. I'll have to go ahead and add block and put the scale on the live end to read up to 600#( it is a 300# scale).
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Old May 20th, 2017, 11:51 PM   #4
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Old May 21st, 2017, 08:38 PM   #5
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Default Getting closer..

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...agle-110195004

info is very hard to find on anvils. This one is slightly smaller than the one I purchased. So it has to be a 500# piece.

on the one I have horn=14.5"
top(face)= 23.5" x 6.5"
height=16.5"
hardy hole= 1 5/8"
pritchel hole= 13/16"
base dimensions are way bigger too, 14" x 17 1/2"

according to what I am seeing in the difference in dimensions, it should make 500#s. I paid $600 for it so, it was a pretty good deal. Now I have to move the forge furnace I got a while back over here and get it set up. It is also an antique. The blower is broken on it but can be retrofitted for a variable speed blower motor. Mostly it would be for a cool addition to the shop but most likely will not be used. I'll build a large gas furnace instead for actual use. Getting tongs won't be too hard or tooling. I have some old crane trolleys and a couple of antique hoists to go with it as well. Something to put in the corner of the shop...

I would like to also have another furnace for aluminum casting. Aluminum is everywhere... Someday.
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Old May 27th, 2017, 09:32 AM   #6
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Default I so need one of those

Thats a big one .I have a peice of railway line but its not the same.
My favorite wrestler in the wwf was jim the anvil niedhart. hope you can remmember his evil eyebrows.
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=j...et%25252Fjim-n

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Old June 16th, 2017, 03:05 AM   #7
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Thats a big one .I have a peice of railway line but its not the same.
My favorite wrestler in the wwf was jim the anvil niedhart. hope you can remmember his evil eyebrows.
It's in pretty good shape. The workers stubbed the horn a little and it has light cuts in the body of the horn but that can all be fixed pretty easily. The top has little dings but nothing serious. It can be surface grinded and then the edges dressed. Repaint and it would be like new again.... or use it as is....
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Old August 7th, 2017, 04:25 AM   #8
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found my scale yesterday and finally got around to weighing the Fisher anvil. Turned out to be bigger or heavier than I thought. 540lbs! give or take 10lbs. Its an old scale... LOL. Not a lot that size around here! Seems like most anvils weigh about 250 or so. So a little over a $1/lb.
Came across some antique grind stones a few days ago too and the arbor for them. It's something to see older crude tools to be able to compare to stuff that's made now. Some of the older stuff is just the toughest stuff ever built no matter if it is crudely made or at least appears to be.

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found my scale yesterday and finally got around to weighing the Fisher anvil. Turned out to be bigger or heavier than I thought. 540lbs! give or take 10lbs. Its an old scale... LOL. Not a lot that size around here! Seems like most anvils weigh about 250 or so. So a little over a $1/lb.
Came across some antique grind stones a few days ago too and the arbor for them. It's something to see older crude tools to be able to compare to stuff that's made now. Some of the older stuff is just the toughest stuff ever built no matter if it is crudely made or at least appears to be.
Better not let the coyote see where its stored.
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Coyote is my bud... he is such a doofus!
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I am most likely goin to buy a lathe and sell it again after i finish making a couple of head stems for dirt bikes.
Will be cheaper and i will get what i want.
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I am most likely goin to buy a lathe and sell it again after i finish making a couple of head stems for dirt bikes.
Will be cheaper and i will get what i want.
It's cool to be able to make the stuff not found out there in the wild. I have to build another fixture to eliminate a few steps making my F1 plate. I want to make several for a few boots I have.
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It's cool to be able to make the stuff not found out there in the wild. I have to build another fixture to eliminate a few steps making my F1 plate. I want to make several for a few boots I have.
How do you know unless you give it a go, better to die trying than wondering.
We got to get used to all the stumbling blocks when making custom mods.
Wouldnt it be good to do a production run of plates and trucks?
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How do you know unless you give it a go, better to die trying than wondering.
We got to get used to all the stumbling blocks when making custom mods.
Wouldnt it be good to do a production run of plates and trucks?
Its a slow process using manual machines, but I hope to speed up the process from what it has been.
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We got to get used to all the stumbling blocks when making custom mods.
Wouldnt it be good to do a production run of plates and trucks?
Trucks are harder to do. Testing some more this week on tall cushions. I have set up an old set of SSTs before then shimmed them in to work properly. That was cool in that it confirmed a lot of things that I needed to know. Since trucks are so hard to make, their design dictates how things will go when moving them to another plate, fabricated or not. Basically you are taking a truck and getting its operating angle back into correct position. The only real advantage of truck changing is heavier duty to prevent breakage if building a plate for jumping or lightweight trucks for speed. Then you have to have the type of truck needed for your build(kp angle). KP angle affects cushion action/dampening, but caster controls the reaction time.
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