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Nice video. You dont need to weld 90° though, just practice "stacking" beads and itll be more than good enough
You ruined that anvils temper
My anvil has a few small spots, but still in useable but interested in cleaning it up. Thanks for the video, don't worry I am not wielder
The extra info was very useful.
Hi Denis, I've got a anvil and would like your opinion on it. So it had a chip on the right hand side that was flaking off, I grind it to a heavy radius but the crack is still there and it's still flaking.(I can send you pictures is you want) There is a steel plate on it it's definitely not hardend but it doesn't get marked easily if miss blow. There mite also be evidents of it been welded at some point (there is a clear line all around the top of the anvil about a 1" off the top but it's all uneven). So my question to you is what would you do? Any advice would be much appreciated many thanks Paddy.
The pedantic in me wants to throw it on a surface grinder. ....granted a Grider that size is not easy to find.
I have a question. I have an old anvil that I'm trying to repair because it is pretty beat up on the edges. I planned on welding a plate of metal to the top. What if I weld the plate on, then after it's been grinded to a finish. Heat up the anvil to very hot, then instantly pour a 5 gallon bucket of cold water all over it or even a heat treating oil. Wouldn't that make it hard again? Just like hardening a knife?
Would using a black paint as a dusting coat not help find low spots rather than having to check so much with square and straight edge? Works good when final sanding car bodies before painting! Thanks
What temperature are you looking to get to to start welding?
Hey man I like your video. I have a question. I acquired an anvil today that was free but it has some pretty bad chunks broken from both sides of the face. I plan to build up weld the way you did , my question is how has the anvil held up ? I have welded cast iron before with success and I think I can fix this one. Thanks
Great video, thank you, Sir!
Why doesn't anyone make a jig for their grinder to make sure their grinds are perfect? Small increments, patience, and a good jig will always guarantee you'll mill that surface flat as a tack.
You did fine, it’s not gonna kill anyone if it’s not perfectly flat except for anvil snobs.
very informative,thanks so much for your time.most people don't understand how much time and effort it takes to do what you just did,so a big thumbs up,and again,thanks.
Laying a bead pad is welding 101 Dennis so you did fine each layer 90 degrees to the last if you have to do that again when pre heating try wrapping it with K wool or another such thermal blanket saves heat loss and reduces the cooling rate when your done as with us all less stress longer life
You took the temper out of the work face and didn't re treat it.
I appreciate the gift of your lessons.
Amazing. I appreciate the full explanations and underlie theory
I'm a machinist by trade, not a welder....but you're doing it wrong. The only time you'll push a stick weld is when welding uphill/vertical. Any other time, you drag it. Doing otherwise gives a good chance of inclusions in the weld, poor penetration, etc. I've also never heard of welding layers at 90 degrees to one another, but I suspect that would have more to do with equalizing stresses than anything else.If you needed to add a lot of metal, then 7024 rods would have been the fastest way to do it..if your machine has the juice to run them. Build it up to just below where you needed it, then cap it with a hardfacing rod for wear resistance.All of that being said, any machine shop could have resurfaced the entire top of that anvil and made the surface perfectly flat.