"The Practical Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, Artistic Metal Working & Hobbyist Forum"
Register Calendar Latest Topics Chat
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
Dustin Stephens

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 214
Reply with quote  #1 
Acquired this 55 pounder this weekend. It's made way over seas, but it's a start

Attached Images
Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpg, Views: 52, Size: 4.10 MB 

0


jmccustomknives

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 946
Reply with quote  #2 
How's it do in the rebound test?  I had one that looked like that, it was like working on a pillow.  It took me a couple of years to get over the tendinitis that thing gave me.[eek]
__________________

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

0
Anthony San Miguel

Forge Fire Master
Registered:
Posts: 246
Reply with quote  #3 
There are a lot of new cast steel anvils coming in from India. This looks like it might be one of them. If it is it's way better than cast iron. Either way, use what you have for now. I would just make sure it's attached to the stump well so it won't bounce around.
0
Dustin Stephens

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 214
Reply with quote  #4 
Rebound is ok, not great but it bounces, it's from China. And it will be attached, I'm fond of my feet. I'm not sure if it is cast steel or iron, but I got 20 bucks in it, so I can't complain
0
jmccustomknives

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 946
Reply with quote  #5 
$20, not to bad.  If it thuds it's cast.  A ring means it's steel. That one I had would dent under a peening hammer.
__________________

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

0
Dustin Stephens

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 214
Reply with quote  #6 
It's not so much a thud, but it's not a real noticeable ring either, maybe I'm just used to hearing the big nice ones on YouTube, but I think there is a faint ring to it
0
Dustin Stephens

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 214
Reply with quote  #7 
I tried to post a video off my iPhone but the site won't allow, is there another way?
0
jmccustomknives

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 946
Reply with quote  #8 
If you put the vid on youtube it should let you.  Hank may know another way.
__________________

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

0
Dustin Stephens

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 214
Reply with quote  #9 
Only thing I do on YouTube is watch, couldn't even begin to know how to put one up
0
Dustin Stephens

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 214
Reply with quote  #10 
What are you guys' thought on welding a 1/2 or 3/4 plate of tool steel to the top of my 55 pounder to make it tougher and to have a little more weight?  Will it help or am I wasting my time?
0
jmccustomknives

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 946
Reply with quote  #11 
Been there, done that.  Not worth the effort.  I did take some 309SS electrodes and pad the top.  That stuff work hardens.  Probably would have worked if I'd finished it off.  A piece of RR track worked much better.
__________________

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

0
Dustin Stephens

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 214
Reply with quote  #12 
Thanks JMC, i really appreciate the feedback, still new to this stuff, still havent had the chance to pound some metal, getting there slowly, seems like work always gets in the way of the stuff i want to do, but the morgage company says i have to work or theyll take the house[biggrin]
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.