I get a little concerned when I see anyone wanting to weld anything to
railroad tracks - even if it is allegedly removed from the railroad bed.
and you'll see some
terrorist info. You can subscribe to their HQ Intel-Alert weekly
newsletter (43 pages last week) for one year for $99 and gain access to
past issues either in Word or PDF formats - plus a number of other
benefits. It's near the bottom of the page. Some of the info is
translated directly from Arabic speeches and writings. Some of those
speeches and writings instruct terrorists on what to attack and how.
"Soft" targets such as shopping malls, churches, railroads, water
supplies and sports events are mentioned in those writings. Most
shopping malls have cameras and guards, railroads seldom do! They pass
through many remote areas.
Please pardon my input if it is out of place here, but such info *could*
be dangerous in the wrong hands. I don't think we should discuss
welding ANYTHING to railroad tracks. The HQ Intel-Alert shows, from
Arabic web sites, the great depth of detail they go to in just deciding
what apartments to rent to conduct their meetings and to serve as their
bases of operations. ...And, believe it or not, they use a LOT of our
military technical manuals and field manuals relating to improvised
weaponry, operating M-60 machine guns, etc.
Again, I contribute little to this group, though I've learned a lot from
it, and surely don't have the right to play "policeman" for the group.
It was only a suggestion. However, simple tidbits of info such as was
related to this could cost a lot of American lives! Think about it.
How incredibly ignorant/arrogant to assume that welding technology and
rairoad tracks are some U.S. state secret unknown outside our borders!
I suppose the Lincoln, Miller, and Hobart web sites should be shut down
for treason next...GET A LIFE!
Goodness, I hope that nobody describes how to loosen nuts with a wrench.
Most of the railroad tracks I have ever walked down were bolted together and
it seems to me that someone wanting to cause trouble on a rail-line might
find using a wrench a little easier than welding something to the track.
Give us a break. BTW for those that don't know, let me share with you a
"State Secret" about nuts and bolts I learned from my Grandpa. "Righty
tighty. Lefty loosey".
"Shawn" wrote: (clip) This is for the legs of the "anvil."
I think you will have a better result if you "nail" the anvil to the top of
a wood stump. Better damping, less vibration, quieter, cheap. That's the
way I have always seen it done. You can also hang your tools around the
outside of the stump, for easy access.
Now ya gone and dun it, pardner. You better grab some beans and bacon and
head for the hills. Divulging such sensitive secrets will only bring down
the ire of the black helicopters, men in black suits, and people with
Sheesh. Better get away while you can!
Run, Forrrrrest, Run!
Legs? On an anvil? I think you will be very unhappy with the result if
you mean to have steel legs welded to the anvil and used to support it
at working height. It would be rather springy, ring like crazy and very
hard on your floor. If on bare ground, it would be prone to being
driven into the ground unless it has huge feet.
I would suggest either spiking it to a piece of tree stump or supporting
it on a heavy wood platform on a steel stand. My anvil stand is a steel
frame carrying two thicknesses of 1" plywood glued together. The anvil
is attached to that platform. I could post a picture if you are
Leo and Ted,
Thanks for the suggestions but I plan on putting about 160 lbs. (two 80#
bags) of concrete in the metal leg base I will make. The legs will be angle
iron (leg in) which will form a pyramid shape. I've seen "real" anvils with
similar bases (much more concrete though) that were suprisingly easy to
scoot around on a concrete floor and were also very solid with respect to
hammering on them.