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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Rather than buying an anvil, I decided to build one out of a piece of track and tie plate I found in my grandfathers old barn. The barn is maybe 75 - 100 years old and has various pieces of farm equipment in and around it. There are various examples on youtube of railroad track anvils. A lot of...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Are railroad anvils ok to start blacksmithing? I landed a piece of track that is 15 inches long and 6 inches wide on the base. It just happened to be in my great grandfathers barn. The stand will be a piece of creosote treated power pole. Related thread -...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How do I make an oak round resist rot when exposed to the weather? I do not have a shed large enough to put an anvil and forge in, so how do I make oak last outdoors? A pin oak (water oak) fell on the back of the property. I have been thinking about cutting a section of the trunk and put an...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Anyone have an anvil made out of railroad track mounted? I have seen a couple of examples on youtube and am trying to figure out what to do. In this example the guy mounted the anvil on a couple of railroad plates. I thought about tack welding the plates to the track anvil and then use lag...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I'm hoping this thread really takes off, because I would like to discuss blacksmithing with others who might be interested on this forum, whether you're an expert, novice or are just interested. In my opinion, blacksmithing is going to be one of the prime skills in a post EOTWAWKI world. It...
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