Shop Floor Talk  

Go Back   Shop Floor Talk > Welding and Metalworking Forums > Blacksmithing & Forming

 
 
SFT Search:
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 01-04-2023, 08:06 PM
Matt Shade's Avatar
Matt Shade Matt Shade is offline
Made From Scratch
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,568
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mccutter View Post
I'm pretty sure I've posted this before but it is STILL for sale on FBM... I would venture a guess it was used as a salt-water mooring at one time. 75lbs, wants $275 for it!
That is about what the used anvil market is like around here.

I delivered some hay to a place once that had about a 200lb anvil painted black and sitting against the front of the barn like a decoration. I almost offered to buy it and then noticed that they had been using a cutting torch on top of it

Anything not trashed folks are like "new anvils run $7/lb and this one is an antique with 70% edges so I want $9/lb minimum"
__________________
Handcrafted Leather
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-04-2023, 08:21 PM
Matt Shade's Avatar
Matt Shade Matt Shade is offline
Made From Scratch
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,568
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scratch View Post
Nice, I like that vise you made, and I really like those turning cams!

Here’s a pic of my anvil stand holding a 151 pound Peter Wright.
Thats a nice set up. I like all the tool holders on it. I need to add some of those to my stand for the JHM.
__________________
Handcrafted Leather
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-05-2023, 04:26 PM
mccutter's Avatar
mccutter mccutter is offline
Do I have a life?
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 11,426
Default

You mentioned "forge" Matt, so look what ends up in my feed... LINK

They have a 3 burner model also.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	forge.jpg
Views:	286
Size:	116.6 KB
ID:	166788  
__________________

TA Arcmaster 185 w/tig/stick kit
MillerMatic 252 w/3rd gen 30A
MM140 w/o AS, w/CO2
Hobart (Miller) 625 plasma
Hobart 250ci plasma
Victor O/A (always ready, but bored)
HF 80 lunchbox w/tig
45ACP Black Talons for those stubborn jobs...

Last edited by mccutter; 01-05-2023 at 04:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-05-2023, 04:57 PM
Scratch Scratch is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hudson WI
Posts: 861
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mccutter View Post
You mentioned "forge" Matt, so look what ends up in my feed... LINK

They have a 3 burner model also.
Wow, that’s actually pretty cheap! When I remember how much design and build time I put into making my gas forge, plus materials… I couldn’t build it for that price. I wonder just how cheaply made it is.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-05-2023, 07:37 PM
Matt Shade's Avatar
Matt Shade Matt Shade is offline
Made From Scratch
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,568
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mccutter View Post
You mentioned "forge" Matt, so look what ends up in my feed... LINK

They have a 3 burner model also.
I have seen those and they are very tempting. At the very least I would have to rebuild the floor to be firebrick with a lip so that I could put shoes in and still be able to grab them with tongs easily.

A portable forge from the horse shoeing supply is about $600. I could scratch build one over a weekend, but I'd definitely buy one of those and modify it before I bought the farrier forge for $600.
__________________
Handcrafted Leather
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-09-2023, 08:08 PM
allessence's Avatar
allessence allessence is offline
Gadget Girl
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: MA, 01543
Posts: 7,110
Default

The best item I made for shoeing was a shoeing stand.. I'll have to take a photo.

Has several thousands of shoes shaped on it.. About every 3 or 4 years I had to weld the cracks back together.

I would step on it to make it quieter but I used it for everything.

Up to a size 3 or 4 StCroix eventer it worked really well. Not so good with draft shoes.. But then again not much is.
__________________
_________________
Jennifer

If I defend myself I am attacked.

My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.

My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.

I'd like to think of something smart, but I don't want to hurt myself.

My google+ page

DoALL 36"
Another Johnson model J Project
Lathe? Maybe..... 1958 SBL 13"
Yeti Esseti Aka running welder on 3phase.

https://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums...860#post766860
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-11-2023, 08:22 AM
Matt Shade's Avatar
Matt Shade Matt Shade is offline
Made From Scratch
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,568
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by allessence View Post
The best item I made for shoeing was a shoeing stand.. I'll have to take a photo.

Has several thousands of shoes shaped on it.. About every 3 or 4 years I had to weld the cracks back together.

I would step on it to make it quieter but I used it for everything.

Up to a size 3 or 4 StCroix eventer it worked really well. Not so good with draft shoes.. But then again not much is.
My new draft cross has to have handmade wedge shoes and he was very quickly becoming the death of my stall jack (16 inches of 3/8 by 1 that I bump the heels and draw the toe so that the branches end up a half inch thick). Honestly cold shaping his shoes on the 70lb anvil is no fun either, a portable forge to keep at the farm is probably in my future.
__________________
Handcrafted Leather
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-22-2023, 10:20 AM
Avmech Avmech is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2021
Location: S Florida
Posts: 36
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mccutter View Post
You mentioned "forge" Matt, so look what ends up in my feed... LINK

They have a 3 burner model also.
Just received the 2 burner one, still have to put it all together. Did spray with rigidizer (not included), now for it to dry then refractory, install burners and away we go………..
With my schedule it will probably be 2 weeks, but will report back
__________________
Grumpy Old Aircraft Mechanic
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Web Search:

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.