I turn a Railroad Track into an Anvil! Simple & Easy DIY - Homemade Anvil

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    As you might know from my Instagram posts, I've recently restored and cleaned my workshop. Under a lot of trash, covered in dust, I found an old railroad track. I had no idea it was there and obviously I had no use for it. For that reason I decided to make a small anvil out of it. I always wanted to have a small one.
    First I went online and did some research about anvils. After I had an idea how it should look like I started to cut it in shape with the angle grinder. I milled the surfaces flat after a rough shaping with the angle grinder and drilled a hole in it. If you don't have access to a milling machine, you could also grind the surfaces clean with an angle grinder. Having the top surfaces finished I was able to start shaping the horn. First I cut of the biggest pieces with the angle grinder and then I started to shpae the horn. Rough shaping at first with the angle grinder, then smoothing out with a file and then sandpaper. To remove all the rust I decided to give it a quick sandblast. If you don't have access to a sandblaster you could also remove the rust with a wire wheel or just grind it all clean with the angle grinder. For rust protection I used cold bluing. I then sanded all the functional surfaces clean again. This also gave the whole thing a nice touch and some contrast.
    I'm more than happy how it turned out and I can't wait to start using it on future projects.
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Wado Santista
Wado Santista

Great job, awesome !!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Vor Stunde
Carlos Marquines
Carlos Marquines

Excelente , perfecto

Vor 2 Stunden
Janeth Vasquez
Janeth Vasquez

No es fácil hacer esto, requiere mucha dedicación y esfuerzo, venia felicitaciones 👋👋👋

Vor 3 Stunden
Milk Manson
Milk Manson

There are two types of people in this world; those who have witnessed what wearing gloves while running a grinder can do, and those who haven't. Those of you in the latter category, here's to your continued good luck.

Vor 6 Stunden
Errol Burrow
Errol Burrow

Hats off to your amazing skills!

Vor 6 Stunden
Mark Grantom
Mark Grantom

Masterpiece! Nice work. Thanks for sharing.

Vor 7 Stunden
Edgy00
Edgy00

Great job!

Vor 7 Stunden
baby yoda master
baby yoda master

that's awesome, the force is strong with this one

Vor 7 Stunden
Theo Bolt
Theo Bolt

But why would you wanna have an anvil? Besides the guys who do blacksmithing (almost extinct) only selfmurderers and cleaning crews in the mob have use for them. Us normal mortals... Nah! 😂

Vor 8 Stunden
Theo Bolt
Theo Bolt

Easy and simple he says! 😂 Funny guy. But, cudos dude! Nice job. Good video.

Vor 8 Stunden
yufa11
yufa11

круто!!!

Vor 8 Stunden
Jhojan Tobón
Jhojan Tobón

Hey man good job. Simple? Yes. Easy? No way.

Vor 10 Stunden
Lion Man
Lion Man

*Have You Stolen This Part From Railway Track ?*

Vor 10 Stunden
SuperVflex
SuperVflex

you rock.. :)

Vor 10 Stunden
James Hadfield
James Hadfield

For the wife ?

Vor 11 Stunden
James Hadfield
James Hadfield

I'll bet that filings a bastard.

Vor 11 Stunden
AHB MIHO
AHB MIHO

Excellent job, thank's from Algeria

Vor 11 Stunden
Tony Bosch
Tony Bosch

ok

Vor 14 Stunden
ΒΑΓΓΕΛΗΣ ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΑΔΗΣ
ΒΑΓΓΕΛΗΣ ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΑΔΗΣ

great job !!!

Vor 14 Stunden
OCR Bojja
OCR Bojja

Marvelous!!! can understand the pain and time gone in to it, Passion towards the work only can create such kind of miracles. Some one may say why to spend time when it's available at very little cost, but I know the satisfaction you must have got while doing /after the hand sanding.. It must be huge in size.

Vor 15 Stunden
Bruce Badeau
Bruce Badeau

That was fun to watch --- nice job--- BRAVO ! --- Hate to take a hammer to it...

Vor 18 Stunden
salivan veer
salivan veer

Nice

Vor 18 Stunden
Luiz Paulo B.
Luiz Paulo B.

How many cutting discs did you use and was there black oxidation? Thank you and excellent work, congratulations ! Valeu mano 🤘🏻😁

Vor 21 Stunde
Jozsef Izsak
Jozsef Izsak

You're like another Michelangelo, you can see an anvil in there and just remove the metal that's covering it up! Very nice. 😉

Vor 22 Stunden
Son of liberty
Son of liberty

brother i love your channel but nothing you do is d.i.y lol and thanks for never putting crappy music to a single video

Vor Tag
Mehdi Kashfi
Mehdi Kashfi

Nice

Vor Tag
Patrick Macaulay
Patrick Macaulay

nice job

Vor Tag
Muskrat Outdoors
Muskrat Outdoors

Very nice! Cheating to use a milling machine though.....since I don't have one!

Vor Tag
rvandeloo
rvandeloo

You guys that are whining about him using a Mill and a Drill Press need to get a life. You can do everything he did here just using a hacksaw, file and handheld drill. Take too long you say? Takes too much effort you say? Then either man-up, go out and buy some tools or buy the Anvil already done...

Vor Tag
Roonny
Roonny

I have never seen such high quality work. It's a masterpiece

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david wright
david wright

is this an advert for grinder blades.................................seems to need a lot

Vor Tag
cb a bc
cb a bc

...but can you turn water into wine, or better yet Whisky?

Vor Tag
Theo Bolt
Theo Bolt

Fast learner! 😜

Vor 8 Stunden
Krzysztof Stanisław Pylak
Krzysztof Stanisław Pylak

miec tokarkę a robić wszystko szlifierką

Vor Tag
Joey S
Joey S

Good for small jobs

Vor Tag
Joey S
Joey S

Just go to a construction site and look for off cuts from columns ask first

Vor Tag
Ravi Kumar Raju Rachakonda
Ravi Kumar Raju Rachakonda

Excellent work

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Peter - Kåre Skak Pedersen
Peter - Kåre Skak Pedersen

Swiss made - search no further!

Vor Tag
Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson

Incredible!

Vor Tag
Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson

Incredible!

Vor Tag
Hugo Moreno
Hugo Moreno

Ok

Vor 2 Tage
Georgiy Sedov
Georgiy Sedov

Дырка сверху наковальни должна быть квадратной.

Vor 2 Tage
ტამაზი მსტოიანი
ტამაზი მსტოიანი

Super

Vor 2 Tage
Andrew Scharbarth
Andrew Scharbarth

Now you just need to heat treat it if you want to work metal on it.. An anvil without surface hardening is just an anvil shaped object.

Vor 2 Tage
DYLXIV
DYLXIV

This is cool and all but... Who actually needs a homemade anvil out of a rail track?

Vor 2 Tage
z lindauer
z lindauer

me. but i dont use the horn or hardy hole, so i just use a piece of track.

Vor 15 Stunden
Muskrat Outdoors
Muskrat Outdoors

Any real man needs one.

Vor Tag
Johndeerefarmer
Johndeerefarmer

Nothing new here. My granddad made one about 80 years ago....

Vor 2 Tage
rvandeloo
rvandeloo

Johndeerefarmer - How about a link to your Granddad’s DIY video?

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TheLevush
TheLevush

and now it is so nice and shiny, that you do not like to scratch it, so you go and buy another anvil from the hardware store to use it for work ...

Vor 2 Tage
Mark Homer
Mark Homer

Wow

Vor 2 Tage
شاهين الفهد
شاهين الفهد

انت فنان عظيم ،متابعك من العراق

Vor 2 Tage
David Nissen
David Nissen

WHY!! - "Simple and easy" - Really? However, congrats on your superb efforts.

Vor 2 Tage
Robert Heintz
Robert Heintz

I will go on ebay and buy one from a Chinaman for $20.

Vor 2 Tage
Wendell Ratterree
Wendell Ratterree

How do I get you to make me one?

Vor 2 Tage
James Burns
James Burns

I can smell the iron sparks off the grinding wheel. And yes, use you milling machine for the hog out.

Vor 3 Tage
raquel mazzetti2000
raquel mazzetti2000

buenisimo trabajo

Vor 3 Tage
Thomas G.
Thomas G.

If a railroad track converted anvil is dropped. Who is the one holding the teeny tiny umbrella?

Vor 3 Tage
Muskrat Outdoors
Muskrat Outdoors

Well.....What would be Wiley E. Coyote of course!

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Tom Geraghty
Tom Geraghty

Great job. So nice to watch you create.

Vor 3 Tage
Spoon For thought
Spoon For thought

I could do all of this up until 2:30

Vor 3 Tage
M.N. KUTTY
M.N. KUTTY

Hand mada Anvil . Very strong and beautiful . 45 years back I saw these kind of workin FARIDABAD . I left India 40 years ago . Today when I saw this recollected my old memories . God Bless you Man .

Vor 3 Tage
Spoon For thought
Spoon For thought

“I found this piece of railroad track in my shop” 🤔 Go get fu@ked

Vor 3 Tage
bố-thương-cu-tùng ĐOÀN MẠNH
bố-thương-cu-tùng ĐOÀN MẠNH

Để làm gì không biết

Vor 3 Tage
susu hlaing
susu hlaing

DIY what’s is your real name

Vor 3 Tage
Edward Lopez
Edward Lopez

That's frickin' beautiful. Amazing work.

Vor 3 Tage

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