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    Spring fullers

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    These fullers, which are used to forge simultaneously an equal shoulder on stock, are only remarkable in that I have used wood for the shanks instead of steel.
    The hardy hole is not square to the anvil’s face, so I would have had to draw down,taper and bend 30mm square bar, before cutting and welding, and then, probably, take another heat to adjust. This would consume quite a lot of energy. Besides, I don’t have 30mm square, so I should have to use round, which would be more work.
    You see in the picture, on the left,that I have flattened some tube and selected two surplus pieces of medium carbon steel to insert in the ends -0ne a surplus punch- prior to a tack weld.
    Then I shall take a low heat, and bend it around a tube, trying to make sure that the holes drilled are aligned, so that afterwards, I can screw into the shank.
    These are, I realize, very crude tools, but I hope they are of interest to some.
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    This is just to show what it looks like in the anvil: the shed is very dark, sorry. This is the first I did, flattening a piece of solid bar, which is a stiffer spring.
    None of them is tempered: they won’t have a lot of use.
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    Last edited by Philip Davies; Jan 29, 2021 at 07:47 AM. Reason: Clarify text

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    I wish I had one and when I get the raw materials to make one I will. Wood ought to work for shanks because all it has to do is keep the Fuller in roughly the same place on the anvil top.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    Thanks. They are easy to make from scrap.

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    Thanks Philip Davies! We've added your Spring Fuller to our Anvils category,
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