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Posted: 2/27/2015 9:55:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2015 9:57:00 PM EDT by paul463]
I just picked up this beast today! 34" tip to tale and 6" wide face. Big Giant swords here I come !! lol
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:02:10 PM EDT
Bought my 9 year old son one of the 15 pound Harbor Freight mini anvils. We'll weld a hard plate on top and let him whack at it all he wants.

If he breaks it he can get a t-shirt made that says, "I broke an anvil, Watch Out!"

At least that's what he says.
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:05:55 PM EDT
I have a few old ones I got when my grandfather died.
No one else in the family wanted them and I took them, I remember when I was younger him telling me that the one was his fathers

They currently sit in the back corner of the garage till I get my forge up and running again.

I also have a few smaller ones I found at flea markets and antique shops.
I enjoy collecting some weird shit
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:06:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By paul463:
I just picked up this beast today! 34" tip to tale and 6" wide face. Big Giant swords here I come !! lol
<a href="http://s149.photobucket.com/user/paulz463/media/jet%20lathe%20decals/IMG_20150227_152429321_zpsxzvyjjik.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s48/paulz463/jet%20lathe%20decals/IMG_20150227_152429321_zpsxzvyjjik.jpg</a>
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You mean... Long, soft, heavy, shit made of slightly sharpened scrap plate go for it, but don't mention real sword or knife making with that shit of a show.
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:07:13 PM EDT
My family has one, It gets passed down from father to son when the father can no longer lift it.
My grandfather bought out an old blacksmith shop in the 30's.
My father got it when Grandpa was 90, he died at 102.
My father is 83 and still has it.
I can wait for forever to inherit it.
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:07:49 PM EDT
I've wanted one for a long time, but decent ones are pretty expensive.
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:08:49 PM EDT
ACME just bought mine off EBay.
Good thing, I was going to throw out out the window.
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:08:53 PM EDT
I got a 100# anvil off E-bay. Luckily it was about 100 miles away where I could pick it up FTF. Shipping is a killer.
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:10:37 PM EDT
My dad has a big one like the one in the OP. I heard they're getting hard to find and expensive, but I haven't looked for myself. Luckily I can go to dad's house for metal fabrication.

Good score OP!
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:12:57 PM EDT
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Shockingly expensive. I've watched a lot of them on Ebay, it's crazy what people will pay for them.

Me and a co-worker set out to find me an anvil two weeks ago. Asked any warm body we saw if they knew of anyone that might part with one. Had a lot of leads but no one would even toss out a $ number. Not selling it was the usual answer.

Then this one turned up by accident less than a quarter mile from work.
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:14:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By porksboy:
My family has one, It gets passed down from father to son when the father can no longer lift it.
My grandfather bought out an old blacksmith shop in the 30's.
My father got it when Grandpa was 90, he died at 102.
My father is 83 and still has it.
I can wait for forever to inherit it.
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Cool story! My dad is 71 and he can still lift his anvil!
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:14:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Fig:


You mean... Long, soft, heavy, shit made of slightly sharpened scrap plate go for it, but don't mention real sword or knife making with that shit of a show.
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Originally Posted By Fig:
Originally Posted By paul463:
I just picked up this beast today! 34" tip to tale and 6" wide face. Big Giant swords here I come !! lol
<a href="http://s149.photobucket.com/user/paulz463/media/jet%20lathe%20decals/IMG_20150227_152429321_zpsxzvyjjik.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s48/paulz463/jet%20lathe%20decals/IMG_20150227_152429321_zpsxzvyjjik.jpg</a>


You mean... Long, soft, heavy, shit made of slightly sharpened scrap plate go for it, but don't mention real sword or knife making with that shit of a show.
Are you dissing his anvil bro?!
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:15:44 PM EDT
real men make their own anvils out of tracks p.s....not mine.

Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:18:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mayday:
real men make their own anvils out of tracks p.s....not mine.

<a href="http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/alinalexandria/media/Railway_track_anvil_by_timjo_zpspf0b0zoh.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a580/alinalexandria/Railway_track_anvil_by_timjo_zpspf0b0zoh.jpg</a>
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#itsbeautifulcat
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Originally Posted By Alien:
Are you dissing his anvil bro?!
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Originally Posted By Alien:
Originally Posted By Fig:
Originally Posted By paul463:
I just picked up this beast today! 34" tip to tale and 6" wide face. Big Giant swords here I come !! lol
<a href="http://s149.photobucket.com/user/paulz463/media/jet%20lathe%20decals/IMG_20150227_152429321_zpsxzvyjjik.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s48/paulz463/jet%20lathe%20decals/IMG_20150227_152429321_zpsxzvyjjik.jpg</a>


You mean... Long, soft, heavy, shit made of slightly sharpened scrap plate go for it, but don't mention real sword or knife making with that shit of a show.
Are you dissing his anvil bro?!

I believe he is referring to the hard-hitting TV documentary series Big Giant Swords, which is indeed a "shit of a show".
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:27:58 PM EDT
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Crush your enemy...
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Originally Posted By Alien:
Are you dissing his anvil bro?!
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Originally Posted By Alien:
Originally Posted By Fig:
Originally Posted By paul463:
I just picked up this beast today! 34" tip to tale and 6" wide face. Big Giant swords here I come !! lol
<a href="http://s149.photobucket.com/user/paulz463/media/jet%20lathe%20decals/IMG_20150227_152429321_zpsxzvyjjik.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s48/paulz463/jet%20lathe%20decals/IMG_20150227_152429321_zpsxzvyjjik.jpg</a>


You mean... Long, soft, heavy, shit made of slightly sharpened scrap plate go for it, but don't mention real sword or knife making with that shit of a show.
Are you dissing his anvil bro?!


Nah, he likes the iron, but hates the show.
I've never watched the show, but the promos look like shit.
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:29:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
http://youtu.be/BHfE682mm3c



Crush your enemy...


The riddle of steel
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:30:15 PM EDT
I've got one made by my great-grandfather from a piece of rail.
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:34:19 PM EDT
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I have a client who collects them. He must have 100's of them.
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Retirement fund.
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:52:34 PM EDT
How heavy is that thing?
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 10:57:12 PM EDT
Nice. I'm probably going to make one out of a piece of rail. A new one is just too expensive to buy and ship. I like the rail anvil in this thread, but it looks like a bitch to make with my angle grinder!
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Around 300.
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Originally Posted By Alien:
Are you dissing his anvil bro?!
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Originally Posted By Fig:
Originally Posted By paul463:
I just picked up this beast today! 34" tip to tale and 6" wide face. Big Giant swords here I come !! lol
<a href="http://s149.photobucket.com/user/paulz463/media/jet%20lathe%20decals/IMG_20150227_152429321_zpsxzvyjjik.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s48/paulz463/jet%20lathe%20decals/IMG_20150227_152429321_zpsxzvyjjik.jpg</a>


You mean... Long, soft, heavy, shit made of slightly sharpened scrap plate go for it, but don't mention real sword or knife making with that shit of a show.
Are you dissing his anvil bro?!


No Sir, not at all. The shit show that makes sword makers look like cookie cutter shitheads yes.
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 11:07:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2015 12:03:34 AM EDT by boostnut]
I have 2 old Peter Wrights in the shop that are around 120lbs . I bought them from an old farrier for a $100 about 20 years ago .
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Originally Posted By AeroE:
I have a 93 pounder with a little more sway back than I like.

I need to sell it to a "decorator" then buy a real good one.

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There is an antique store in town that has been sitting on a 92 pound Peter Wright with a nice flat face for two years at $495...... And he won't budge on the price. Some decorator dork will buy it and spray paint it gold and use it for a flower holder I'm sure.
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 11:29:43 PM EDT
I've been looking for a long time. I've seen several on Craigs list for a decent price, but never when I've had any spare money. The ones that are good deals don't last long.
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 11:32:49 PM EDT
I'm looking for a pre-ban anvil

or cnc machine
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 11:46:11 PM EDT
Could you guys that bough anvils recently post how much you paid. I'm looking to buy one and want to get an idea what they cost
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 11:53:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By zeekh:
Could you guys that bough anvils recently post how much you paid. I'm looking to buy one and want to get an idea what they cost
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Everything I've found says 2 bucks a pound isn't an unreasonable starting point. Of course being in the right place at the right time can score you one way cheaper. My boss paid $25 for a 176 pound Peter Wright quite a few years ago. I paid $1.50 a pound for mine, and although I wish I could have gotten it cheaper, I'm satisfied with the deal.


ETA for used anvils. High quality new ones are stupid money.
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I would love a 100# anything to tinker on.

Odds of me finding an "old, used" anvil in this part of the country are basically zilch.
Link Posted: 2/28/2015 2:03:41 AM EDT
i need one. not for any specific reason.
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Also to make sure you get a decent old anvil is the rebound test. Get a 1 inch ball bearing and a tape measure. drop the bearing from 10 inches and see how much it bounces back from the drop. the more rebound the better. Can't remember the numbers off the top of my head but I think you want around 70% rebound? google it for further reading
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Ask anyone and everyone you see. That's what I did........ The harder time I had finding one, the harder I looked, I was like Ahab searching for the white whale.

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Originally Posted By boostnut:
I have 2 old Peter Wrights in the shop that are around 120lbs . I bought them from an old farrier for a $100 about 20 years ago .
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Thats about what this one is, I recently inherited it and built the stand etc. I need to add tool holders to the stand, but I need a forge first.

Link Posted: 3/6/2015 10:40:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By paul463:


Around 300.
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Originally Posted By paul463:
Originally Posted By Beretta_Jerry:
How heavy is that thing?


Around 300.


Tossed it on the scales tonight.


Link Posted: 3/6/2015 11:44:34 PM EDT
Got one from Harbor Freight, have done a lot of pounding on it and has held up well.

Would like to get a better one some day

sorry only picture could find of it.
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