[Ansteorra] ISO an anvil

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sun Aug 15 21:30:29 PDT 2010

Thank you! I hadn't thought of that. I use a chop saw to cut soapstone blocks into small slices for use in my hands-on pewter casting class. I assume you are using a similar, composite blade rather than a steel one. I have been using my blade for four or five years and it shows little wear. Of course, I burned out my first saw doing this. Four blades for one job, wow! But certainly an doable option.


On Aug 15, 2010, at 9:54 AM, John Reuter wrote:

> I used a chop saw and about four blades to cut a smaller RR track. Allot of sparks and an hour later it was cut!
> Ahh what I would have given for a CnC plasma cutter!
> Brian  :0)
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Aug 15, 2010, at 1:02 AM, Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> wrote:
>> I've wanted to get a small piece of railroad rail for some time to use as an anvil. However, a piece over the foot or so that I need would be rather heavy to get home, but if I did, how could I cut it to size?  How would I do so if the piece they showed me was four or five feet long and I needed to cut it onsite before I could even transport it home? 
>> Something tells me that a hand hacksaw wouldn't work too well, or even a power hacksaw.  I don't have an oxy-acetaline torch rig that I could use as a cutting torch, nor have I ever used one. What would work? Those aren't exactly cast iron.
>> Thanks,
>> Stefan
>> I currently have one of the 25 pound Harbor Freight anvils, several ten pound anvils and a small section of miniature gauge railroad track. I've seen larger anvils for sale at Pennsic, but I fly to Pennsic so shipping one of them home didn't seem a good option.
>> On Aug 14, 2010, at 2:20 AM, WESLEY SIMPSON wrote:
>>> I found my railroad anvil by contacting a switching yard and asking around, and 
>>> they told me when to get one, ( whenever they replace a section of track, there 
>>> is some cutting or rails and small pieces of rail are discarded) so I suggest 
>>> contacting your local switching area or yard.
>>> Vaclav Slovaczek
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