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Old 06-25-2016, 04:26 PM
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Default Shade's Anvil.

Well, it has seen its better days but so far it has worked well for my needs but
I would like to get it fixed up to better condition. I have had a few chats off
lie with our resident Master Blacksmith, Jen. She asked me to etch to see how
much of the hard face is left. Attached are the pictures I took.

About 0.600" is left of the hardface and I looks like I have a crack too.

So Jen what is your advice...
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Old 06-25-2016, 04:31 PM
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My old anvil is so sway-backed it looks like a ski jump. Perfect for forming wagon wheel rims.
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Old 06-25-2016, 09:46 PM
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Peter
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Patent

Solid Wrought

1 ..... 1 ..... 19
In case you didn't know it weighs 159 lbs. Based on the early English hundredweight system.

1.......1 hundredweight = 112 lbs.
1.......1/4 hundredweight (112/4) = 28 lbs.
19......extra weight in this anvil

I've got a Peter Wright 152 pounder....marked 1 . 1 . 12. The weights are random because each anvil came out of the forging process slightly different--they just weighed them and marked them accordingly...
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:04 PM
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In case you didn't know it weighs 159 lbs. Based on the early English hundredweight system.

1.......1 hundredweight = 112 lbs.
1.......1/4 hundredweight (112/4) = 28 lbs.
19......extra weight in this anvil

I've got a Peter Wright 152 pounder....marked 1 . 1 . 12. The weights are random because each anvil came out of the forging process slightly different--they just weighed them and marked them accordingly...
It weighed 159 lbs. once, its been on a diet, I
weighed it a while back it is 155 these days....
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:37 PM
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It weighed 159 lbs. once, its been on a diet, I weighed it a while back it is 155 these days....
Yeah, mine is a bit less that the "advertised" too...
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They moved them around with chain hoists and pincher tongs. The weight is likely with the tongs still attached.
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About 0.600" is left of the hardface and I looks like I have a crack too.
What was the original amount of hardface when the anvil was new?
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What was the original amount of hardface when the anvil was new?
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NFC, gonna have to wait on Jen to show up and learn us something.....
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Bump back to the top for Jen to see!

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