Hank Rearden
Last Saturday I stopped at an auction that had 8 anvils for sale. It's location let me to believe that they may be easy pickings for a quick turn around for some cash. Couldn't be further from the truth. Each of those anvils went over $4 a pound. They were nice to. A 400 plus pound fisher anvil,  Trenton, hay budden soderfor, Arm & Hammer, boker. Vulcan and Peter wright on that last one.

 There was also a 15 by 15 by 4 swage block. Prices started so high I didn't even get a chance to place the bid when they were already out of my price range. That's great for blacksmithing. It means there's an interest.

 What was overlooked was a bandsaw the had been restored. After the last anvil was auctioned came a huge blower. By then the crowd was dispersed and I was able to acquire that band she for a good penny. Which is probably what I needed anyway since I have a couple knife blanks and I need to fabricate and fasten handles. They are full tangs.

Handles need shaping sawing gluing and riveting.

OK that's not quite blacksmithing.  However I thought I'd start simple with the decorative stuff and just good handle design and then moved to the more complicated stuff of the blade.

 Who am I kidding. I just wanted the saw. 20190309_110456.jpg
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Grandadz Forge
I'm saving up for Quad State. Anvil and swage block. Good values there.
If ya thunk it, now ya gotta make it- Grandadz Forge Blacksmithing
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Galt's Glutch Forge
I just passed on a Wally Yater swage. Price was right but I was broke.
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Marc
You can modify the saw to cut steel. Change the speed and blade 🙂

I always marvel at this fury over anvil purchases.
If anvils are bought for the purpose they were built for, you would think that the same fury would apply to all the other tools that are just as essential to get started in blacksmithing. Not to mention that all the one that start by purchasing an anvil, make for a larger pool of customers to buy all the other tools. I have the sneaking suspicion that there is a very large number of anvils that simply change location and go from a forgotten corner in one garage to another forgotten corner in another garage, relegated to the unfinished projects pile after their dutifull 'restoration' 🙁  
Much that passes as idealism, is disguised hatred or disguised love of power. Bertrand Russell
 
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anvil
Marc wrote:
 I have the sneaking suspicion that there is a very large number of anvils that simply change location
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Yup 
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Marc
Present company excluded of course ... ha ha.

Hi Anvil ... you know that our beloved Steve at IFI has put me on moderation again for daring to suggest that you guys in the US don't have 240V all the time but rather 220 or perhaps even 210 according to demand or location. How dare I suggest that you have anything less than 240 !! 😎
“Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?” 
― Mark Twain, 
Much that passes as idealism, is disguised hatred or disguised love of power. Bertrand Russell
 
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anvil
Shame on you for such a statement!!!  I remember the post!

Lol, me too for asking ___ to back up saying that  my pics "may" not be mine.  

You know you have arrived when your posts are a different color.  😉
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