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TOPIC: Homemade Anvil?

Homemade Anvil? 07 Jan 2009 00:10 #1

I have this anvil that use to be my grandpa's. He never shod horses for a living but use to make shoes and shoe their own about fourty or fifty years ago. My mom gave me this anvil a year ago and I'm guessing that it is handmade. It feels like it weighs about 400#'s, it's very heavy. I would like to know if it can be repaired. It looks like to me that they welded more metal all the way across the top of the anvil as maybe you can tell that it has no edges to it. I want to know if that layer of metal on top can be taken off and repaired to look like it originally did.
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RE:Homemade Anvil? 07 Jan 2009 00:14 #2

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Sweet!!! I love to find something like that. I don't see why you could've have it refinished.
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RE:Homemade Anvil? 07 Jan 2009 00:34 #3

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I think if you look very carefully you will find a name and serial # on that anvil. Abused yes, homemade not so much.
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RE:Homemade Anvil? 07 Jan 2009 01:36 #4

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It looks to be a Trenton.
If you turn it over and the underside is concave it just might be.
That is only an educated guess.
What ever it is. Its a good one.
The edges can be welded back on and then ground to look brand new again.
I have had this done to a couple in that bad of shape and it worked out great.
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RE:Homemade Anvil? 07 Jan 2009 02:57 #5

JimBondra wrote:
The edges can be welded back on and then ground to look brand new again.
I have had this done to a couple in that bad of shape and it worked out great.

Who did it? Who did you send it to to fix it?
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RE:Homemade Anvil? 07 Jan 2009 03:13 #6

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Actually a friend of mine welded it.
I can't remember what welding rod he used with his stick welder.
I believe it was just mild steel rod.
I'll call him tomorrow and find out.
I ground it smooth with a big old craftsman angle grinder and 36 grit.
Oh, safety glasses.:)
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RE:Homemade Anvil? 07 Jan 2009 03:19 #7

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McKay makes a rod called Hardalloy118 that is excellent for rebuilding anvils.
The hardness is 48 Rockwell C.
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RE:Homemade Anvil? 07 Jan 2009 04:21 #8

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Thanks Bob,
Now I don't have to call Ralph.
Jim
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RE:Homemade Anvil? 07 Jan 2009 10:01 #9

My welding instructor told me when repairing anvil corners, to use a " buffer " weld layer, which could be a low hydrogen rod and then use a hard face rod to finish off. This helps keep the corners in place after years of work. Using a straight out hardface rod may not give you great weld adhestion, and the welded corn may come away in years to come. Grind those high spots down so you can get a even weld down. And then send her off and get the face surface
ground. Keep us posted! Better pic,s would be good.
Cheers Mick
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RE:Homemade Anvil? 07 Jan 2009 13:32 #10

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Mick, I seem to remember BPethick talking about pre-heating the anvil before welding. IIRC he said to about 600° with a torch before welding, that might be the difference between getting that hard surfacing rod to stick?

Anvil looks like a pretty cool find though. I like old anvils.
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RE:Homemade Anvil? 07 Jan 2009 16:49 #11

The before pictures were taken with my cell phone. I took some more with my camera. I did find a serial # on it that appears to read 128 A89317
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RE:Homemade Anvil? 07 Jan 2009 16:52 #12

more pics of the anvil.
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RE:Homemade Anvil? 07 Jan 2009 17:06 #13

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Realize that if you arc weld on this anvil you cut it's value in half or more.

Since sharp edges (on hammers and anvils) are the bain of all blacksmiths because of the way they unintentionally mark up forgings: making this great old anvil "look" pristine could be counter productive. You really only need a couple of inches of a truly sharp edge on any anvil.

The tool steel face on this wrought iron bodied anvil has work hardened over the 100 yrs or so; you can't buy that toughness today;it only comes from time

I know, we all are drawn to shiny things, so buy a stack of flap disks in the full range of grits for angle grinder and clean up the face and horn and then use it for a while before "fixing" it. You'll only end up losing a few thousandths and not take the chance of devalueing or ruining the old anvil.
Also, if this anvil has a little "belly" in it's face don't remove it. You can't flatten a forging on a perfectly flat surface
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RE:Homemade Anvil? 07 Jan 2009 17:09 #14

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If you really need a sharp edge anvil, list this one on ebay and buy a brand new one with the proceeds. It might be an even up swap.
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RE:Homemade Anvil? 07 Jan 2009 17:27 #15

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Gilreath Horseshoeing wrote:
I want to know if that layer of metal on top can be taken off and repaired to look like it originally did.
What I believe your looking at is the steel face that was forge welded to the wrought iron body. No, that cant come off but you can repair the edges with the welding rods Bob mentioned. Oftentimes local blacksmith organizations have workshops to repair old anvils like that. You may want to ask the guru over on www.anvilfire.com or ask on the ABANA website as well.

It is not uncommon to find corners chipped and broken. Reason being is they were very difficult to temper. After welding on the face the hot anvil was usually cooled under a waterfall or dunked in a big water tub. This made corners brittle and inner portions kinda soft. was a tough thing to do.

When the anvil started being used corners would chip and break pretty easily.
I'd also recommend Richard Postman's book "Anvils in America". It will tell you just about anything you could ever possibly want to know about anvils.
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