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Old 05-11-2019, 01:46 PM
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Rod , some people believe everything must be painted . Former military if it don't move paint it ? It is a mental illness .
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Old 05-11-2019, 02:58 PM
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Definitely a bad casting I think. It was originally painted a green by the looks of it.
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by midmosandblasting View Post
Rod , some people believe everything must be painted . Former military if it don't move paint it ? It is a mental illness .
Sounds about right. A guy who I do some work for now and then, was in the army in the 60's. He told me that, when they went on maneuvers, his truck had the paint trailer hooked to it. You're on maneuvers and you take paint with you?

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Old 05-12-2019, 09:44 AM
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Just from past experience with steel castings. A poured steel casting on a good day will yield a casting with a very rough finish. And usually has blow holes imperfections that have to be weld repair or ground out. Where with a grey or ductile iron casting, you can get a nice cast finish without doing much finishing to the casting. Not saying to stay away from steel castings, they are just much harder to cast than cast iron is. There are foundries that cast all sorts of steel out there and they produce very nice castings. It's obvious, that casting was not done in a foundry that knew what they were doing.
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:47 PM
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While these anvils may not be on par with Eagle they are perfectly serviceable even with the defects.

The face is where the defects can be a problem and most anvils have some sort of defect whether cast with steel face or wrought with steel face etc, etc.

they were hand made so not everything is perfect.

Even when made new, new anvils might not be perfect. My peddinghaus which was 2K new had defects in the hardie hole.

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