An anvil making project by BurntForge
There is no waste in this anvil. Where others would have cut crescents out of the base to make seperate feet the material has been left as-is. This keeps the weight as high as possible.
Patience and luck were also involved in the making of this anvil. The maker had spent years collecting heavy pieces of steel, which is often a matter of luck. It was also luck that the top piece turned out to be type 1070 high carbon steel. The anvil is made from two large pieces of steel, the horn cut off the body, machined and then welded back on.
It was welded at 550 amps for deep penetration. The anvil has a ring like the bells of St. Mary's. It has a nice rebound comparable to an early Mousehole anvil. The anvil weighs 128 lbs. The horn is pinned and has a supporting weld.
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