A bouncing new Baby Peter-Wright!!!

#8
Man, I love Peter Wrights. I started forging on a broken Peter Wright. Guess what I bought when I was able? A Peter Wright. I have never struck on a 500 pound anvil, I bet it is awesome. Nice score Ed.
 

EdCaffreyMS

Forum Owner - Moderator
#9
It was spendy, but having worked on this anvil in the past, and given that it's in near mint condition, I figured it was a once in a lifetime find, just couldn't pass it up.

The Docs still haven't figure out what's going on with me, so right now I have two speeds.....slow and off, so getting it setup and in use will be a slow process......but at least it's in the shop! :)
 

EdCaffreyMS

Forum Owner - Moderator
#11
And you're help with the offloading is much appreciated Brian! But then you had to tease me with that sander...... not another one in town! I suspect you bought the last one, just so I wouldn't get it! :)
 

MikeL

KNIFE MAKER
#14
Nice! I don’t do much forging. I only have a piece of RR track for an anvil. The surface area on that anvil looks awesome.
 

EdCaffreyMS

Forum Owner - Moderator
#15
With Cindy's help (and the engine hoist), the new baby is in it's home! I had to trim down the height of the anvil stand by 1 1/4" to get the correct face height, and still gotta level it out/shim up the rear (funny, this anvil is about a 1/2" shorter on the back feet then the front). Nothing major. Then the plan is to forge some some "hold downs" for each side of the base.... but I doubt this thing will move around any :)..... but just in case. That's gona have to wait until I'm feeling a bit better....not sure I could swing the hammer in my current condition. Heading in for a chest CT tomorrow....so hopefully that will tell the Docs something.

Anyway, it is what it is, and I'm just exited to have the new anvil almost ready to rock!

 

EdCaffreyMS

Forum Owner - Moderator
#20
It took me all day, with a lot of rest breaks, but got the anvil "tied down"...... built a couple of "plates" to lock the feet/waist in place, then just for the sake of overkill, chained it down too. Now if the Docs will just do their jobs, and get me medically back up to speed, I'll get to hammer some hot steel on it! This thing has a 1 1/2" hardie hole, but all my existing tooling is already setup with 3/4"..... so the next step will be to build a "sleeve" to neck the hardie hole down to 3/4".



 
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