First "anvil"

We all started somewhere. If you are brave enough, post a photo of your "first" metalworks. The first tongs you made, your first knife, the first forge you built, etc.
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NMcCartney
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First "anvil"

Unread post by NMcCartney » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:30 pm

About 2.5 hours of sanding by hand. Little ways to go but a significant improvement. =]
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Martin Pansch
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Re: First "anvil"

Unread post by Martin Pansch » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:30 pm

Geez Nathan. If I had known you were going to go after it by hand I would have cleaned it up with an angle grinder and flap wheel first. A couple minutes chould have saved you a bunch of time.

That said I am impressed by your determination and, dare I say, grit. ;)

Jim Moenck
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Re: First "anvil"

Unread post by Jim Moenck » Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:44 pm

I thought that piece of steel looked "Martinesque". I've got one just like it.

Martin Pansch
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Re: First "anvil"

Unread post by Martin Pansch » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:03 pm

"Martinesque?" Heh. I think I like the idea of having my name associated with a chunk of good second-hand steel. Sure beats what the Plato fellow got his name associated with...

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