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    If you send me his address and or phone number I'd try to buy it even pay someone to ship it to me LOL Heck I would go so far as to make him a replica out of thin sheet metal to replace it
    I made one out of wood once for a mock display that looked so real people would hit it with a faux hammer laying beside it
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    beautiful job, I noticed you put the hardy/pritchel holes on the pointed end instead of the reverse (as most mfg.) do .Any particular reason or, just
    your preference? AL

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    please void my poor observation. I was looking at the photo again & my error. sorry AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos B View Post
    As mentioned in another RR anvil thread, a few years ago while filling in a old homestead basement dugout I found a 7 1/2' piece of rail, I had thought of making an RR anvil so this was perfect. After collecting more rust for a couple years I finally utilized a 1.5' to build a double horn anvil for light work. The first picture is were I started.

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    In this picture I have done a rough mark-up for a guide and I made up a face of 1" thick tool steel to add weight and size to the working face.

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    Here I faced off the top surfaces on my mill/drill.

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    The anvil roughed out.

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    Here the horns have been refined, ready to heat treat the face and weld it up.

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    All welded up, the welds cleaned up, finished refining the shape and wire brushed the rust, ready for paint

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    All finished, the paint is two coats of high heat Tremclad flat enamel. Here are the finished pictures.

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    The anvil has a nice clear ring to it. Should do me well for the light work I intend to do on it. There are more pictures and full build documentation on my site at the address in my signature.
    Nice. I would like to build one but I need a little bigger one. I may try and cast one in sand

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