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Posted: 9/11/2018 11:47:30 AM EDT
You guys ever seen this crap?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhQ4dE_RGnQ

Asking because I just had a guy who put up a chain link fence for me last year stop by and ask me to mill pockets into two anvils.
Link Posted: 9/11/2018 1:35:08 PM EDT
holy shit


I would’ve gotten a helluva lot further away

wow

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Link Posted: 9/11/2018 3:52:17 PM EDT
Yeah it used to be quite common around here. Someone got hurt a few years ago and I haven’t heard much about it since then.
Link Posted: 9/11/2018 5:08:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2018 5:09:16 PM EDT by Brassaholic13]
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Originally Posted By Derek45:
holy shit


I would’ve gotten a helluva lot further away

wow

:
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I know. Right?

Apparently, they compete seeing who can get them to land the closest to the launching point. So, your mileage may vary depending on the numb nut setting up the pad. I was watching one video where they were using a level from Lowes to setup the launch pad. I'd think if you were serious about it, you'd be using a machinist's level that is sensitive to a few thou over a couple of feet.

I bet with some practice, I could probably get the anvil to bash the launch pad.... But, I don't have a death wish, so I'm going nowhere near any of that.

I saw one vid on Youtube where a moron was standing OVER the anvil when he lit the fuse. He got one foot step away and it prematurely went off and looked like that anvil hit him in the nuts during launch. It had to have hit him, because it only went about 30 feet up.

ETA: If I was going to be lighting those fuses, I think I'd have a 10 foot pole with a Bic lighter on the end.
Link Posted: 9/11/2018 5:11:12 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/11/2018 11:02:39 PM EDT
Yes.

Digging those things out of the ground after launch is enough to make you want to stop.

Used to be a somewhat common occurrence at the Blacksmiths Association of Missouri meetings.
Link Posted: 9/12/2018 7:56:40 AM EDT
When I was kid living in Oklahoma we used to do that at my uncle's ranch.

It was a ton of fun.
Link Posted: 9/12/2018 11:10:33 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By thorshammerblow:
When I was kid living in Oklahoma we used to do that at my uncle's ranch.

It was a ton of fun.
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Everything dangerous and unpredictable is fun... Right up until it kills you.
Link Posted: 9/12/2018 12:01:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Brassaholic13:

Everything dangerous and unpredictable is fun... Right up until it kills you.
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And yet here I am 35 years later.....
Link Posted: 9/12/2018 2:43:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By thorshammerblow:

And yet here I am 35 years later.....
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You're not telling me anything... Here's my 'other' hobby...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0GAom_exy4
Link Posted: 9/12/2018 3:56:15 PM EDT
I know you are new to the area but just to let you know, Gay Wilkinson, the guy in the video, is one of your county commissioners.

Next time he is up for election watch for his signs. They have an anvil on them.

During glorious "Country Days" they are usually firing them at some point over at Engler Park.
Link Posted: 9/13/2018 8:58:13 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/13/2018 12:50:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Brassaholic13:

You're not telling me anything... Here's my 'other' hobby...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0GAom_exy4
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NICE......Here is my suicide machine
Link Posted: 9/14/2018 11:35:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Roaster72:
I know you are new to the area but just to let you know, Gay Wilkinson, the guy in the video, is one of your county commissioners.

Next time he is up for election watch for his signs. They have an anvil on them.

During glorious "Country Days" they are usually firing them at some point over at Engler Park.
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Thanks for the info... Second thing I learned this week.
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