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Hank Rearden

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I have a 203 lbs. Soderfor anvil that is in good shape. The edges however have seen the dreaded grinder a few to many times while it was in a diesel mechanics shop. Along with weld splatter I though I would use a grinder to clean up those edges and make them smooth and useful again.

The are areas on both side of the anvil that needed dressed.

The sides of the work face are about 3/16ths to a 1/4" wider than the anvil body. So I dressed the edge carefully with a cone shaped grinder and layered sand paper disc. I used a straight edge to ensure even material removal.
 
I took about 1/16" to an 1/8" from each side. Then I cleaned the face plate about 1/32nd", That gave the anvil clean lines. although chips and cuts still effected the use of the edge. I now put a radius where those cuts where. The results are acceptable to me.

Most importantly those are usable edges now. As I get the forge fired up I'll use that edge to draw out the metal and I'll describe the technique I'm using to do this. 

I do want to mentioned I didn't want to remove any material at all to preserve the anvil. After much contemplation I decided less damage would occur by taking out the imperfection then if they were left in making it easy to chip.

 
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This image below you can see the radius on the left side toward the horn. I still have the right side to finish. The following images below show how the original damage looked on the edge.

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Below you can see the  grinder cut on the anvil edge toward the top side of the photo. The bottom edge is in worse shape but not in the picture. The image above shows it close up. I just started to dress this side in the image.

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Those old Swedish anvils have really hard faces, it doesn't take much working cold metal to chip the edge.  Does it ring like a bell?  lol.


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Those edges are better than mine on my own anvil, even after cleaning it up.
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Looks like you did a good job
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This is a link to a video that shows the anvils damage side that was damaged as well as the Rings about 60 seconds long.

https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=%2Ftheironforgefire%2F&source=follow

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