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Old 05-01-2011, 10:01 AM
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Hi I have some anvil pics. I was getting ready to delete them and then decided you guys might like to see them.

Then I decided maybe you guys would like to see all my stuff.

1.2.the first pics are of my main anvil 175lbs of Hay Budden. I've made more stuff on this anvil. And it was used between 6-12 hrs a day for about 7 years straight. Great anvil would be nice to find one in the 250-300lbs range. Maybe in the next life.

It is a forged,cast steel welded at the waist type. Serial number had been damaged so never found out the year.

I prefer the cast steel, welded waste since then if you need to redress the anvil there is no chance of face delamination. Just heat it up, pound it out and reharden. Good as new.

3/4. Trenton, 155lbs (wrought with steel face. Flat bottom)the anvil in the demo trailer. 50% of the old pictures were made here. and All of the new stuff is forged on this one.

5. 330lbs Henry Wright. This was the beater anvil. I used for heavy sledge work. Decent anvil, I just like the Haybudden style better.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:04 AM
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1. Hay Budden 150lbs Farriers anvil. I use this one right outside the shop and like the dual pritchel holes.

2. Trenton 220lbs. Nice anvil but could use a redress. Not setup for it now so will wait till I get a masonary forge built or till I pass away.

Nope, didn't clean them up.

they clean up just fine once I start pounding on them.

Once thing I did find was when fully polished the faces become slippery with the hot metal on it. So, after all this time just as they are works.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:15 AM
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Anvil envy, I think I have it.

Every time I come across an anvil for sale, the seller thinks it is made out of gold
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:49 AM
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Anvil envy, I think I have it.

Every time I come across an anvil for sale, the seller thinks it is made out of gold
These day they are..

I just priced out a double horn TFS 1872.00 Not including delivery.

Last time I price one out it was 950.00 delivered.

For a really nice anvil 3-5.00 lbs isn't unheard of. Sad to say.

I paid under a 1.00 per lbs back in the day. Though my Haybudden 175lbs was 350.00 20 years ago.

Was a must have
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:29 AM
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I know I have anvil envy.
A friend had one that was about 300#he talked like he wanted to keep it than one day I was over there and it was gone, another friend of his got it. Dang.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:39 PM
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Those are some nice anvils. Thanks for posting the pics. Usually the ones for sale around here aren't worth having. I bought a little 70 pounder a coupla years ago for $2.00 a pound and was glad to get it.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:53 PM
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1.2.the first pics are of my main anvil 175lbs of Hay Budden. I've made more stuff on this anvil. And it was used between 6-12 hrs a day for about 7 years straight. Great anvil would be nice to find one in the 250-300lbs range. Maybe in the next life.
What is the advantage of a heavier anvil?
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:16 PM
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What is the advantage of a heavier anvil?
A larger anvil translates into more work per hammer swing being done since there is less percussion per blow being lost into the anvil in wasted energy.

A good way to look at it is. The more solid something is the more permanent and immovable it seems to be.

The smaller the object the easier it is to move. Same idea applies.

Most anvils in the USA are of the 150lbs size. This is a good general anvil size wise.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:06 PM
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Thanks, I wondered if it was something like that. I was perusing the anvils on E-Bay earlier tonight. This one caused severe sticker shock
http://cgi.ebay.com/Kohlswa-Blacksmi...item45f51303c3
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:31 PM
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The big anvils like that were used under big steam power hammers. They are very interesting, but not user friendly for a blacksmith doing normal work.
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