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Old 04-05-2017, 05:13 AM
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However, you can find "brone" in the Urban Dictionary but I'm not recommending it.
Thanks. My brain was in fart mode.. I knew it wasn't correct but no matter how I spelled it (which usually will jog something loose) it just wasn't coming..
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I disagree. I would demand a refund. That ones got holes in the top!
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Only those who have mastered their craft and forgotten more than others have learned. Deserve a new anvil. Just my 0.02 cents. Your willingness to share the craft is beyond cool. I enjoy every tip and trick irregardless of how effectively I as an old fat fart can employ them. By the way that anvil is "Purtier than a new set of snow tires" as they use to say.
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LOL speaking of snow tires does anyone remember the tractionizers they used to have in some service stations where you backed your rear wheels on to rollers with knifes in them and put in gear My tires where always to bald to even think about it. Sorry gen for the side track.
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LOL speaking of snow tires does anyone remember the tractionizers they used to have in some service stations where you backed your rear wheels on to rollers with knifes in them and put in gear My tires where always to bald to even think about it. Sorry gen for the side track.
I remember buying a set of walnut tires way back. Worked fairly well too.
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:31 PM
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We used to get what we called sawdust tires, probably the same tire.
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I disagree. I would demand a refund. That ones got holes in the top!
2 damn it.. I thought it was defective but just had to verify.. thanks..

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Only those who have mastered their craft and forgotten more than others have learned. Deserve a new anvil. Just my 0.02 cents. Your willingness to share the craft is beyond cool. I enjoy every tip and trick irregardless of how effectively I as an old fat fart can employ them. By the way that anvil is "Purtier than a new set of snow tires" as they use to say.
I don't know.. While I like the compliments I really do think it comes down to how badly someone wants to smith..

There are a bunch of pretty talented guys out there now and from what i'm seeing people are so hungry to work hard with their hands.. It's crazy on how many learn blacksmithing programs there are at colleges, Art schools and well pretty much everywhere..

Being self taught eveything was a struggle.. I think with a mentor most people could be decent at forging in just a few months vs the years it took me..

Mind you.. As for equipment or a New anvil.. For most they wouldn't even want to spend the money on an anvil.. Or good money I should say..

I just talked with a guy who just picked up a 300lbs hay budden in NY for 400.00.. In pretty nice shape.. The deals are still out there..

Part of me would rather leave the old ones alone and work on a new anvil because I wouldn't feel as badly beating it up. I mean the old anvils are a part of history.. Each one hand forged, but a bunch of Dudes, drinking coffee, smoking cigars or cigarettes and chit chatting between heats..

I believe at some point it will be buying 1 more new one.. And maybe by then I will be teaching classes out of my own shop..



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LOL speaking of snow tires does anyone remember the tractionizers they used to have in some service stations where you backed your rear wheels on to rollers with knifes in them and put in gear My tires where always to bald to even think about it. Sorry gen for the side track.

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I remember buying a set of walnut tires way back. Worked fairly well too.
Never heard of either of these.. Sounds interesting though..
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