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Posted April 12, 2013 - 05:20 PM

Just curious as to who may have one. And if so How often do you use it.
I seem to have amassed a few.

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Posted April 12, 2013 - 06:21 PM

Very useful things, I had one i took to a job i was doing, i nipped into town for half an hour and when i got back it was gone, that upset me.. i never did get round to replacing it but when i do i will make sure that doesn't happen again.



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Posted April 12, 2013 - 06:50 PM

I have one to use.  Don't remember the size, but it's over 100#, I can move it but try to avoid that!  I'll try to remember to get a pic & check the size sometime.  

 

I forgot, I do have a couple little ones too, 5#, I think!  Got them for bookends when I was in college (many years ago), use one in the shop, not sure where the other one is!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted April 12, 2013 - 07:09 PM

Very cool collection.  I don't even own one.  I suppose I should look for one.


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Posted April 12, 2013 - 07:09 PM

Use this lil' one ever so often (if it counts)

 

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Plenty of these, how about you?

 

 

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Posted April 12, 2013 - 08:07 PM

I don't have a picture, but I have a fairly large one.  I think its 150 or so pounds.  The weight is coded on it, I just don't remember.

 

I have still not gotten around to making a stand for it, it just sits on the garage floor.  I kneel to use it.  I used it recently to make parts for my cultivator.



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Posted April 12, 2013 - 08:08 PM

Nice collection there.



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Posted April 12, 2013 - 08:20 PM

I'd forgotten how handy an anvil is.. I used to have one made out of a short piece of rail road track wonder where it went.


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Posted April 12, 2013 - 08:43 PM

I'd forgotten how handy an anvil is.. I used to have one made out of a short piece of rail road track wonder where it went.

 

I have a railroad tie anvil also.  It is very handy, and not so expensive.  All A+'s in my book. 

 

There's an anvil on the family farm that must be 100 years old.  It was on the farm when my Great-Great Grandfather owned it.  The old oak stand tells a story. 

 

That creature is huge.  Hardy hole and the other one are still there.  The inserts (fluter and a chisel piece, I think) also were still around in a box.  It is probably 100 pounds or more. 

 

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Posted April 12, 2013 - 08:43 PM

I would like to have a medium sized one, but they are usually too costly at auctions.

I meant the anvil, but a vise usually goes too high also.



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Posted April 12, 2013 - 08:44 PM

Has anyone ever fired one off like the old blacksmiths used to do?

 

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Posted April 12, 2013 - 08:45 PM

Use this lil' one ever so often (if it counts)

 

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Plenty of these, how about you?

 

 

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Cobblers horn. Very useful

 

I sold my plane collection last year.  Almost 200 of them. I do the Webster antique flea market every Monday and have for 20 years so I have carted home a lot of stuff.



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Posted April 12, 2013 - 08:48 PM

I would like to have a medium sized one, but they are usually too costly at auctions.

I meant the anvil, but a vise usually goes too high also.

Yeah. A nice Peter Wright or Hay Budden will bring close to $4.00 a pound



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Posted April 12, 2013 - 09:50 PM

I have one 218 pound anvil that I haven't used in years but hope to. I have several small anvils that I don't use because I'm afraid of hurting them. I have several sections of steel beams that I use frequently. With several beam sections I can be very flexible with the layout. When you can, pickup short steel sections, they become extra tools. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted April 12, 2013 - 10:00 PM

No anvils here just yet, but they are just about the handiest thing in my welding class.




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