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    Tuomas, you inspired me to make my own RR track anvil. I don't need one, and I'll probably never actually use it, but the notion of making it look like an anvil struck my fancy.

    Neil

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    NICE JOB, I HAVE FIVE TEN FOOT RAILROAD TRACKS THAT I BOUGHT 15 YEARS AGO. AS IT TURN OUT THE HAVE THE "CARNEGIE STEEL CO" LOGO FORGED INTO THEM AND I FOUND OUT THAT THEY ARE QUITE VALUABLE. SO I HAD TO RESORT TO EBAY TO BUY FOR COMMON RAILS AS THESE ARE WORTH UP TO $1000.00 A FOOT.
    ONLY DUE TO THE HISTORICAL VALUE THAT CARNEGIE MADE THEM IN THE 1800'S.
    CRAZY HUH?
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    I enjoyed watching that. Great job.

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    Nice! I have a small bit of rail about that length. Was going to just dress up the top a bit, but you've inspired me to do the same with mine!

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    How many wheels did this take?
    A lot of credit needs to go to the Bosch grinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radioman View Post
    How many wheels did this take?
    A lot of credit needs to go to the Bosch grinder.
    Yep. Grinder does to work, one just holds it on the desired places. That really was a great grinder.. small an light weighted, still with 850w motor.

    Took four 2mm cut off wheels. One 8mm grinding wheel. ( only partly ) Little from 40 & 80 grit flap wheels and 80 and 120 grit fiber discs.

    For the stand one and a half 1mm cut off wheel.

    Something like that..

    Grinding wheels and fiber discs we're 3M Cubitron 2 products, those work specially well with hard materials.
    Last edited by Tuomas; 10-13-2018 at 01:36 AM.

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    Made a new RR-track anvil.
    Lenght 450mm / about 18"

    Made with the same way than earlier one.
    This is also for shaped for shaping sheet metals.

    Homemade Anvil-img_20200121_153623_842.jpg

    Homemade Anvil-img_20200121_153623_838.jpg


    Hardening was made in heat treating oven. Started with preheating it to 660 degrees of celsius, temperature was raised 200 degrees / hour. Then it was heated to 1000 degrees and hold in that temperature 30 minutes.

    After that it was cooled to water. And finally heated to 300 degrees of celsius and kept 4 hours in that temperature, and cooled to water.

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    I have about 24" of 120lb rail and contemplated converting it to an anvil. Looks like a lot of grinding. I have one thing going for me I can mill the top flat and begin the tapper for the horn on my knee mill.

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    Good job Tuomas
    Last edited by rossbotics; 01-25-2020 at 12:43 PM.
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    Thanks Tuomas! We've added your Anvil to our Anvils category,
    as well as to your builder page: Tuomas's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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