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Posts: 3118 | Location: Western Slope Colorado, USA | Registered: 17 August 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Getting everything level, and in a flat, open space, makes this safer. Seems a lousy way to treat a decent anvil, however.


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Posts: 14011 | Location: Alamogordo, NM | Registered: 03 June 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Bill, I agree! I love my anvils ( + I have several in different configs)that I use regularly in my metal shop. The thought of abusing a tool is abhorent to me.


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Posts: 14663 | Location: Austin, Texas | Registered: 11 March 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Bill as well as having "standard" anvils I have beaucoup that have different curvatures + flats w. cutouts for special use. They are commonly called mandrels that are inserted in a cast iron plate w/ holes to insert the respective mandrels. I have them on a roll around table along with other 'ancient' metal-forming tools. I am not in the last century entirely; I do have modern electrical equipment to keep current with today's HVAC needs but I still like the old tooling that allows me to do historical restoration on circa tooling. Oh well, the times they are a changing + the kids these days don't care about the old ways (listen to me!) but it is true. I still get calls frequently because NOONE can do what they want; being anything from a wood stove oval to round adaptor to making feeders for parrots (really) + everything in between. But it is a dying trade, mores the pity, as too many folks out there can not get custom metal works because they don't know where to go. I get some work from the internet but quite a bit from Georgetown Fireplace + patio that specializes in fireplace sales + installations + of course word of mouth. My boys enjoy the shop but have not as yet taken full advantage of its potential. Its nice to make a good living while working at home.


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Posts: 14663 | Location: Austin, Texas | Registered: 11 March 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Had a front axle on a tractor we were trying to widen. It was stuck rock solid even after using the blue wrench. Ended up hanging an anvil by a chain from a front end loader and swinging that into it...she moved.
 
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We used to shoot anvils at our July Fourth parties.
We used peanut butter and newsprint to seal powder in the foot of the upper, ie flying, anvil. Peter Pan was preferred, as Peter Pan flies!
 
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