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  • Nice. Looks like a good space. Is it permitted to show woodworking tools on here?!
    Shhhh, don't tell anyone about the sawdust on my mill!
    Milled a hexagon out of a square of wood as a plinth for a bottle of Roku gin. Was going to then make it out of a nice wood (rather than scrap) but my wife didn't seem as keen on the mock-up as I thought she might. It was an interesting project though and a good job I didn't commit to the nice wood as I discovered that offsetting in both X and Y by half the cutter only works if you're dealing with 90° edges, not 60° ones. It dawned on me when the edges didn't meet up.

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    • Today we robbed the Bee hives! Took most of the day and ended up with about 65 gallons of light honey

      Also went looking for some 6 or 8 inch round stock to make riser blocks for the new Axelson... Went to the strangest "Metal Yard" I have ever been to! This guy has scraps laying around everywhere, old cars, A nice boat, 3 or 4 fork truck and all kinds of unrelated junk scattered around his "Yard" I had 500.00 bucks with me and was open to buying a lof scrap.. UNTIL he hit me with the prices... Over 5.00 a lb..... Guess that's why he has a lot of stuff laying around his "Yard" .. Claims to even have certs for the round stock!

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      • Originally posted by skunkworks View Post
        Finally making progress in the garage... Only had the cabinets for years.... It will be nice to have a work space.

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        Good to see you have doors on the cabinets! Sure help with the sawdust, dirt and mud daubers. Someday I too will have doors! Only 10 years and counting

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        • Originally posted by swatkins View Post
          ... Went to the strangest "Metal Yard" I have ever been to! ... Over 5.00 a lb.....
          $1.24 a pound, I think. See my comment on YT.

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          • Went and bought an anvil (69kg / 150lbs)





            Was it painted red some time in it's life or just got splashed with some paint I wonder.







            Lengthwise it's not flat



            Crowned across the side here



            But in others it's dished.



            Difficult to read the year or anything else really but I don't think it's from the 19th century. I think it reads 191? instead.



            It was pretty rusty so I rubbed it down with some boiled linseed oil. I am not sure if I should put it in the electrolysis bath or not, or just leave it as is.

            Last edited by DennisCA; 07-30-2020, 10:52 AM.

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            • Caught a bunch of striped bass and 2 reds. Plus a flounder and a LMB. Click image for larger version

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              • Dennis what did you pay for your anvil? I'm looking at one that is 210 lbs. and they want 850. Seems a little high for one that will need work...

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                • Originally posted by Bob Engelhardt View Post

                  $1.24 a pound, I think. See my comment on YT.
                  I replied..... " Your are right Sir! .... stupid Chinese Calculator.... Stupid Chinese Calculator Operator.... "

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                  • Originally posted by swatkins View Post
                    Dennis what did you pay for your anvil? I'm looking at one that is 210 lbs. and they want 850. Seems a little high for one that will need work...
                    I paid 200 for this one, which was reckoned to be a good price. Anvil prices seem to climb exponentially by weight rather than linearly though. I think 850 sounds high too if it needs work. I've seen 200 pounders around here for 600 ish and they looked better than this one.

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                    • Originally posted by swatkins View Post
                      Dennis what did you pay for your anvil? I'm looking at one that is 210 lbs. and they want 850. Seems a little high for one that will need work...
                      Going rate for used but good anvils around here has been about 10 euros /kg or 5usd/lbs. Seen few nearly virgin ones to go to over 20 euros/kg (New German forged Peddinghaus is about 20 eur/kg too)

                      Dennis is it the one from Tori.fi? Swedish Söderfors?
                      Last edited by MattiJ; 07-30-2020, 05:22 PM.
                      Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                      • Ernst Refflinghaus is also making proper anvils.. New 470 kg anvils is about 7000 euros. Or 1036 lbs and 8300 USD. 😂
                        Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                        • Originally posted by MattiJ View Post
                          Ernst Refflinghaus is also making proper anvils.. New 470 kg anvils is about 7000 euros. Or 1036 lbs and 8300 USD. 😂
                          That's going to take a bigger boat and a bigger wallet to get it over to my shop

                          I see one that looks in pretty good shape close to me... He wants 900 for a 165 lb Peter Wright... its welded onto a light weight stand.... From the 2 pictures the face looks pretty good, not much to fix...Wonder what a realistic price would be?

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                          • Originally posted by MattiJ View Post

                            Going rate for used but good anvils around here has been about 10 euros /kg or 5usd/lbs. Seen few nearly virgin ones to go to over 20 euros/kg (New German forged Peddinghaus is about 20 eur/kg too)

                            Dennis is it the one from Tori.fi? Swedish Söderfors?
                            I am not sure if it was on tori.fi or not I found it via a local whatsapp group for people interested in smithing, but likely the seller had advertised there too. It's a Söderfors, advertised as 1800s but I am not sure what markings below 69kg says. To me it looked like 191* indicating that it's made in the 1910s. It could also be 151 which is the weight in lbs. Though I have been told Söderfors used to print the date of manufacture below the weight.

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                            • almost done.. need to sand an seal the top...

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                              • Cut down a couple of cherry trees. Pet cemetery is located between trees so stumps will have to be ground and not dug out..

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