homemade anvil

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  1. Sep 25, 2018 #1

    celsoari

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    how i built my homemade anvil:


    Greetings from Brazil
    Celso Ari
     
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  2. Sep 26, 2018 #2

    ShopShoe

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    You did a fantastic job with that, both in design and in the process of building.

    You are a master of many disciplines.

    Thank You for posting,

    --ShopShoe
     
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  3. Sep 27, 2018 #3

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    Thanks, my friend, you are very kind to your comments.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2018 #4

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    Really nice furnace! I do some home metal casting - a bunch of ridge tiles is a great idea.

    I am a bit surprised that railway track has enough carbon in it to harden just with a quench. Did you use anything to encourage it to case-harden when you heated it - charcoal in the furnace, or suchlike?
     
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  5. Sep 28, 2018 #5

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    Typical rail iron (grade 880):
    0.6 to 0.8 percent Carbon
    0.8 to 1.13 percent Manganese
    0.19 to 0.5 percent Silicon
    <0.035 percent Sulphur
    <0.035 percent Phosphor
    <0.02 percent Aluminum
    Remainder iron
    As manufactured hardness: Rockwell C23
     
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    Looks real great , good job
     
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    Very impressive, well done.
     
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    thanks friends
     
  9. Nov 9, 2018 #9

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    I have always kept a chunk of railroad track bolted to a tree stump as my anvil, but I never thought of turning it into a thing of beauty as you did.

    well done!
     
  10. Nov 10, 2018 #10

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  11. Nov 10, 2018 #11

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    What a great job! And that is a pretty powerful torch too. I have been sitting on a 6' chunk of rail for years but chickened out when I found a 106 pounder for $100US! Impressive anvil! Bill in Boulder CO USA
     
  12. Nov 11, 2018 #12

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    I enjoyed your video on making the anvil..
     
  13. Nov 12, 2018 at 9:19 AM #13

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    Hi, Celso. I also made a railroad anvil, but the hardie hole is difficult to make, due to the hardness of the steel. It was not tempered, but worked as it is. Drills donĀ“t work well, How did you made that perfect square? Muito obrigado.
     

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