homemade anvil

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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
 

celsoari

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Thanks, my friend, you are very kind to your comments.
 

MRA

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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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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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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
 

Gonzalo

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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 don´t work well, How did you made that perfect square? Muito obrigado.
 

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