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I've always had a interest in forging, knives, axes.... Recently picked up this Peter Wright anvil, decent shape for a born on date of 1910. Cool to think about the history, who... Fabricated the stand, 1 1/4 top plate, 2x4x1/4 tube, 1/2 feet. Drilled holes in the plate so the legs can be filled with play sand. Will bolt it to the floor. Tacked it together this AM with a mig, going over to friends to stick weld it. Been studying various forge designs, should have something together next month. Good friend has been forging straight razor for several years, will learn from him about heat treating...


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Nice stand. Just think of the things that anvil has produced. What does it weigh? I saw one locally on craigslist recently...640# is what the seller said it weighed.


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Thanks. 141lbs according to the markings.

Anvil weight markings

http://www.anvilfire.com/artic...me=/FAQs/anvil-6.htm

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That is cool. Even better since you'll use it.

I'd love to have an anvil. I don't have a use for one, would never use it properly but it would be so cool to have one.


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Vety nice. Be careful, don't break it.
 
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As a guy that likes to make sharp pointy things, I have always had the desire to massage hot steel on one of these beasts! I'm a bit jealous and intrigued! I'll be following this for sure!! Congrats!
 
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sybo,

hope I can turn stuff as nice as what you've posted!
 
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That is cool. Even better since you'll use it.

I'd love to have an anvil. I don't have a use for one, would never use it properly but it would be so cool to have one.


Same here. I've absolutely no use for one, but would love to have a small anvil.


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I'm a bit jealous myself. My welding/burning days are pretty much over, but I loved working with steel. Lathe and mill work was also a blast.

Enjoy and best of luck. And post more pics as you go, please.


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Very nice anvil. Peter Wright was one of the best. Don't neglect the hardy hole. You can use some very useful insert tools there to enhance your work flow. The Pieh Tool Company right here in AZ carries a good selection of blacksmithing stuff, including hardy stuff. Here is a page of their hardy tools, and other miscellaneous stuff that came up on a search for hardy.
 
 
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I'm very jealous. I just don't know why.



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I have been looking for a proper forging anvil for some time, and have had no luck locating one locally. Pieces like that are going for ridiculous prices around here. Great job with the tripod stand. That should be very stable.

Congratulations on a nice find!



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Take it to the top of a cliff and drop it on someone.




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Take it to the top of a cliff and drop it on someone.

I've seen videos of some redneck "sport" where they blow them up (launch them from the ground) using black powder. The idea is to see who can get one up the highest, I think.
 
 
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Take it to the top of a cliff and drop it on someone.


Or pack it into a parachute backpack and skydive (beep beep) Big Grin...

That really is a nice anvil...if it could only talk Smile


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Take it to the top of a cliff and drop it on someone.

I've seen videos of some redneck "sport" where they blow them up (launch them from the ground) using black powder. The idea is to see who can get one up the highest, I think.
 


I think it is a combination of height and how close it lands to the start point.




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Take it to the top of a cliff and drop it on someone.

I've seen videos of some redneck "sport" where they blow them up (launch them from the ground) using black powder. The idea is to see who can get one up the highest, I think.
 


I think it is a combination of height and how close it lands to the start point.

Makes sense. There has to be some challenge, after all.
 
 
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Originally posted by jhe888:
Take it to the top of a cliff and drop it on someone.

I've seen videos of some redneck "sport" where they blow them up (launch them from the ground) using black powder. The idea is to see who can get one up the highest, I think.
 


I think it is a combination of height and how close it lands to the start point.

Makes sense. There has to be some challenge, after all.
 

the challenge is to not let it fall on your head.



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the challenge is to not let it fall on your head.





Yeah, well sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
 
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