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  1. #31
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    Default 84 lb BK

    This is my 84 lb BK.
    Laminated Merbau block with stainless fittings to stop the tannin corroding them.
    I put lead flashing between the anvil and block to dampen the ringing.
    It looked so nice I made a heavy steel base to stop the block being scuffed.
    So far I have only used it to do a bit of peening.
    Mark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poloris View Post
    This is my 84 lb BK...
    Nicely done.

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  3. #33
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    Default Bradford and kendall

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  4. #34
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    That's a nice looking BK and block particularly on that block Mark

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    Default Pimped my new anvil

    Iv'e traded up to a larger anvil, so I had to pimp this one too.
    The Anvil is a 75Kg WL Bassett.
    I haven't been able to find out much about them.
    The wood block was a dining table in a previous life and the base was made from a 1.5m length of curved stainless 17mm thick.
    All fitting are also stainless
    Striking it results in a satisfying low sounding clunk.
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    haven't heard of a WL Bassett.

    It looks remarkably like a BK (Bradford Kendall) anvil.

    At a quick search it looks like Bradford Kendall purchased WL Bassett. Based on the BradKen history in 1970 they "Purchased marine equipment merchant, W. L. Bassett & Son Pty Limited. and commissioned their Port Hedland Plant. so it makes sense that its in WA.

  7. #37
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    Here is an anvil I made.

    The deck is made from an offcut from a dragline bucket.

    The sides and base are cut from used welding 19mm welding coupons and shaped under a brake press.

    The hollow inside the base was filled with melted lead.

    It was made as a knife making anvil and has no pritchel or hardie holes.

    I estimate a weight of around 60 kgs.

    Grahame
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