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Old February 28th, 2015, 06:35 AM #1
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Anvil for Steel Forging

Brand new to the knife making hobby. Looking for a amateurs anvil to get started or ideas to make one at home. If you have one for sale at a amateur's price level couldn't hurt to throw it up or PM an offer. Personal experience and suggestions would be great, rather not go wrong right from the start. If you got them, show them, love to see your set up!
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Old February 28th, 2015, 08:59 AM #2
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This guy might know something that will help.
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Old February 28th, 2015, 09:30 AM #3
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Be honest, you really want two anvils so you can do this:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...est-sport.html
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Hard to find a good one these days at a fair price it seems. Not sure where they all go/went.
Many make a small one out of rail road track. However, need a source of track for that.
May be worth it to hit some local scrap metal yards. Won't find an anvil but may find a start point, also can find some great material that way also! My brother has had great luck doing that. Again, need a little imagination; what looks like small pieces of Ti can be turned into neat bottle openers.
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Harbor freight gets good reviews.
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They're on CL all the time. Keep an eye out. They are mostly priced about $6/lb. If you see one for $4/lb or less then it is a good deal.
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I would suggest looking here.
http://www.anvilfire.com/tailgate/pa...acksmith_tools
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If you decide to buy a new one from Harbor Freight, Northern Tool, etc. look for one made of steel. The cheaper anvils are cast iron. They're not exactly useless but for real metal forming work you'll want a steel anvil. Once in a while HF has some Russian made steel anvils. They're a little roughly finished but far preferable to the cast iron anvils.
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Did a quick search on Amazon and was very surprised. Depending on what you're looking for, great prices and Prime shipping too.

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page...Asteel%20anvil
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If you decide to buy a new one from Harbor Freight, Northern Tool, etc. look for one made of steel. They're a little roughly finished The cheaper anvils are cast iron. They're not exactly useless but for real metal forming work you'll want a steel anvil. Once in a while HF has some Russian made steel anvils. They're a little roughly finished but far preferable to the cast iron anvils.
What he said, the castiron ones can shatter on you after repeated hits. I have seen the aftermath of one and most of the time the castiron ones will have an air pocket in them somewhere. And for the anvil launching I know of a farm up in northen Balt co. That it happens at once a year at the party
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