The anvil is a German made August
Refflinghaus Anvil style #58. It is 130 kg or 280 pounds. It is
fastened to an American Elm stump. It is soft at RC52,
therefore it has been replaced with a Ernst Refflinghaus anvil of 150 kg or
330 lb. style #58 (same style) with an RC of 59. This style anvil is my
favorite. It has one flat topped and tapered horn, a side shelf, an
upsetting block, and a feathered transition from the main face to the round
horn (no drop).
The trip hammer
is one of 2 rebuilt 50 pound
Little Giants. The one in the
picture is a 1902 model .
The forge chimney is double wall
brick, , 34 ft. tall, 11 inch (inside) sq. clay flu liner, and works
so well that very seldom is there smoke in the room. The chimney smoke
inlet tapers from 15" wide (next to the firepot) to 11" wide at the chimney
side of the brick (6" away from the fire pot). The inlet opening is
arch topped and is 18" high. Therefore there are 185 sq. in. of
smoke inlet opening (1 1/2 X area of chimney flue opening).
The forge table is 1/8 inch aluminum diamond plate and gets darned hot to
the touch when in use (next time I'll cover it with brick like the
forges. and might use iron instead of aluminum. The top
of the firepot and the floor of the chimney are flush with the table top.
The firepot is a Centaur Vulcan which I have to
replace every few years (I will get a thicker firepot
next time I redo my
The forge blower is the Centaur Forge, #
and is one of the few blowers I've used that is I feel is satisfactory for
the kind of forging I do.