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    I had a look at this anvil on e Bay .
    It's up to $406 but how rough is it for that price ?

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    Can one this far gone be brought back to life ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscab View Post
    . . . . . Can one this far gone be brought back to life ?
    I'd say the edges on that one are beyond redemption.

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    It is finished now.....but the piece of face missing to the heel would be my biggest concern, any edges can be built up with weld, but it is a big job, the whole lot needs to be pre-heated. Not impossible but costly when you start looking at the price of hard facing rods.
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    Pre heat an anvil Ewan, now that would be a sight .

    what would standarg mig wire be like at building it up ? It sets to hard to file just cooling in the air.

    It sold for $695, I suppose it is a reasonably big one at 755 long x 160 wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscab View Post
    . . . . .It sold for $695, I suppose it is a reasonably big one at 755 long x 160 wide.
    Mine is 112 lbs and is 585 long x 85 wide so I guess that one would be maybe a 256 lber.

    A while back I saw somewhere that $3-$4 a lb was a fair price for an anvil in fair or better condition.
    So in terms of price/weight that was probably about right but I would say that anvil was some way from "in fair" condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscab View Post
    Pre heat an anvil Ewan, now that would be a sight .

    what would standarg mig wire be like at building it up ? It sets to hard to file just cooling in the air.

    It sold for $695, I suppose it is a reasonably big one at 755 long x 160 wide.

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    Sure is, i have had my 70lbs glowing......took a few hours but once hot there is no need to take another heat. The hardest part is handleing something so big and so hot.....(I didn't weld mine, i just dressed it)
    I'm not completely up with hard facing, but i think you will find the mig weld would be too soft still, at the other end of the scale, the standard hard facing rods you get for excavator teeth are too hard, the face will crack up with use. I know this cause i have a few hammers i have hard faced with those type of rods......I
    I think the price is ridiculous for the state of it, should have been sold as a ASO.....
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    Looks seriously abused, Wallaby Ted - brother of Roo. Its a boat anchor.

    With the bits breaking off the edge there is a good chance the whole hard face may come off, either all at once or more likely as a series of bits & nearly impossible to fix, short of making a new anvil out of weld. The whole face looks to have been used as a backer for drilling or the whole thing has been burried in a dung heap for a few decades - either is possible. Major work there.

    Building up the deficencies is really a job for a specialist welding shop that does mining machinery & the like, and they would know how to charge.

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