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#1 posted 01-31-2013 01:50 PM

There definitely is an interest in old wood. You could post a pic and take offers with the intent being they dismantle and they carry their own insurance. I took down a small building myself as it was built right on the soil and collapsing. I saved what I could but could only store the beams on pallets covered with tarps – I fear the worst when I go check them out, so having good storage is important.

I would join the forums at the Vintage machinery forum and cruise the classifieds for prices and then post there. Or you could just take offers.

As far as anvils go look it over for markings. If it’s a Peter Wright or other named one it could be worth a lot of money. Even if it’s not it seems that a good anvil goes for anywhere from one to two dollars a pound and up. People still blacksmith and they are valuable. You’ll have to google how to identify anvils and decode the weight numbers as they don’t really mean what you would think. Have fun with this and don’t stress over it. If you think someday you’d want a band saw then store it away and clean it up later. It won’t be worth any less in the future.

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