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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Nice. is there a castle too?

    Dark workshop. Yes that is the reason, yet you can develop an eye for the different colors in daylight if you avoid direct sunlight. A hood over the forge is usually enough... or a tree. ...or sunnies.

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    his should show you, you couldn't dig anywhere without digging something up that was old.
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    Old rusty anvil seen on Gumtree. If it is really 138k, 50 bucks isn't bad.
    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/palm-...vil/1059424560
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    138 I think is his street number for his house
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSEL74 View Post
    138 I think is his street number for his house
    Its Sold reckons it was about 87llbs????

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    Default Perun Anvils

    presenltly a sale on prices are great for the Anvil but the shipping costs are the killer at 300 euros, http://kowalperun.com/index.php?cPath=29_39_123

    A 100 kilo anvil for $480Euro which is about $700 AUD

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveylad View Post
    presenltly a sale on prices are great for the Anvil but the shipping costs are the killer at 300 euros, http://kowalperun.com/index.php?cPath=29_39_123

    A 100 kilo anvil for $480Euro which is about $700 AUD
    Looks like the same gear Waterside Metal Art in Melb are importing to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSEL74 View Post
    Looks like the same gear Waterside Metal Art in Melb are importing to me.
    Looks the same only cheaper to do it yourself in Euro for a 75Kg is $390AUD compared to $930 AUD for the waterside similar one its the shipping the killer, the 100Kg is a good buy at 480 Euro or $700AUD.

    Is that about your price?

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    Default Anvil

    I've put an order in for a 35 kg anvil from Waterside - they're forged, not cast, at the Kanca foundry in Turkey. A *lot* harder than the O'Dwyer I'd been investigating. I only do small stuff so 35 kg should be a nice size.

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    Default Waterside Anvils

    I have had the opportunity to use the anvils being imported by Waterside and I believe them to be very good quality. My understanding is that they a forged anvils and are marked as such (drop forged I suggest).
    They have been independently hardness tested in Melbourne and they come up at 58 - 59 Rockwell C which is up there with Refflinghaus anvil for hardness.
    I believe that these anvils have the potential to put a hole in some of the high prices being asked for badly abused anvils on Ebay.
    I have actually ordered a 35 kg anvil myself to give to a friend as a present.

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    Good news that someone can testify to the quality of Waterside imported anvils.

    On the other end of the market if someone wants to have a piece of railway to bash on for a few dollars, and is in Sydney, try this scrap metal dealer.

    There is a scrap metal merchant in Riverstone that has a very large pile of crane railway line chopped in 3m lengths piled up 2 meters high.
    The railway line is massive and has a web that is 40mm thick. This has some mass and will do a decent small anvil if you had the patience to cut it to shape and grind it to your liking. I have never seen railway line of that size and no railway line "anvil" that I have seen has anywhere near that size and mass. Not saying that a railway of any thickness will ever substitute a decent anvil, but for the money, it is probably a good start.

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    Roughly what size is the head of the rail Marc?
    Were there any markings on the side of the web you could see?

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    I was there to pick up PFC and when I tried to get closer to this pile, I saw a big brown slithering away, so wasn't too keen to get close but the head was probably 3" and the web easy one and 1/2 inch thick, massive stuff most probably used by a crane. I am not a big supporter of making an anvil with rail, however I acknowledge it is popular in OZ it is a cheap and quick way to have something to hammer on. They also have scrap plates 1 and 2 inches thick and some bits even thicker that could be used if cut properly as a makeshift anvil for very little money. The guys there are reasonable good with the oxy so could do some good cuts. didn't see any marks from the safe distance I was but I could see it was a crude demolition job the way the ends had been cut
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    I was asking Marc because I like to forge railway line to bar stock.
    It is a nice tough material,medium carbon with high manganese content, I have to make a few trips to Sydney over the next few months, so I might have to check it out.

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    Im glad i came across this thread, there are some really useful suppliers listed. I have used this one at North Richmond N.S.W. http://www.hawkesburytoolworx.com.au...d11e949758ef4c i bought a some boker brand tongs from there, the guys in there are very helpful!

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    Gameco have added nail headers, Blacksmith calipers, tomahawk handles and mandrels to their range in the last few months...

    there is a lot in stock there!

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