Acquisition therapy or how buying new tools can make you happy!

Hey all,

I know it has been a while since the last posting. But I have finally wrapped my head around how to find more time to write more. That said I haven’t stopped working on wagons and/or filling the shop with tools to make more wagons.

Latest purchase is this sweet 85 pound ACME anvil. I had been using a one foot long rail road section that I picked up, but this 85 pounder is awesome. I can’t wait to use it.

acme anvilLooks similar to the above anvil.

I was also able to finish the post hole mount for my bender and other large items(actually I did not finish this, a good friend did while I was out of the shop). I did this to be able to move these items out of the way when I’m finished using them.

floorYou can see the receiver hitch is just under the 1/4 inch steel plate. This will act as a solid surface for the stand to rest on. The hitch has re-bar welded to it and will no turn in the concrete form.


This is the post/stand I made. It is 5 inch square and stands around 3 1/2 feet tall. There is a receiver hitch in the top of it so I can just drop in any tool I make with a 2 inch box tube extension. See pic’s below to see what I mean.




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