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BillyJ

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12-13-2010 02:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor anvil

In a round-about way, I’ve heard of this, but never gave it a second thought. That is, not until I actually saw it in action. For several reasons, when he says it becomes addicting, I know what he means. First of all, once black powder soaks into the pores of your skin, you’re hooked for life. Second, putting tools with powder has to be a trip.

Has anyone seen (or actually done) any anvil shooting?
Take a moment and watch – this might catch on like power tool racing!

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.


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mmax

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#1 posted 12-13-2010 02:27 PM

Makes sense!! The guy is from Missouri the “Show Me State”

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#2 posted 12-13-2010 04:41 PM

Rather more like anvil launching, if you ask me.

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#3 posted 12-13-2010 04:47 PM

I need a good anvil; maybe he will launch one over this way. :)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 12-13-2010 04:59 PM

Gun powder and steel! Now that’s good ol fashion fun. But keep your distance…lol

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#5 posted 12-13-2010 05:03 PM

I did not think it would go that high!

Missouri is a bit too far a road trip for me to to watch, but I’d go a 100 miles to see that. If it was in combination with a Punkin Chunkin event it would even be better.

Steve.

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#6 posted 12-13-2010 05:06 PM

Crank I just read your tag line. ROFLMAO, wait till I get back on my chair!

Many years ago when I was much younger one of the shops I worked in had a group of guys that liked to launch things. They were also black powder guys! We made a cannon out of cast iron tubing and turned a projectile small enough to fit with wadding.

Before that one we had made many small cannons but things just kept getting bigger.

Anyway that projectile just launched so pretty! It just kept going——- and going——- and going——- till it when clear up out of site. We never did find that D#&n thing!

-- BobG, Lowell, Arkansas--------My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am! Make more saw dust!!

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#7 posted 12-13-2010 05:11 PM

I’ll bet the grandson’s mom knows a story that the granddad didn’t tell the TV crew. That is why he is so much further back.

Steve.

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#8 posted 12-13-2010 05:14 PM

A former highschool classmate of mine is an active anvil shooter. He runs a pretty sophisticated machine shop in Laurel, MS. Have not looked it up as yet.
Bill

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#9 posted 12-13-2010 05:14 PM

I just know that if I tried this in the back yard, the anvil would fall on the house. That would not be a good thing.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#10 posted 12-13-2010 06:21 PM

richgreer – LOL. In Michigan, though, it might do enough damage to allow the owner to walk out of debt. Hmmmm, maybe I’ll get into the “sport.”

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#11 posted 12-13-2010 06:39 PM

Simply amazing!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#12 posted 12-13-2010 08:47 PM

BobG,
I can’t take credit for that line. Einstein said it.

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#13 posted 12-18-2010 02:05 PM

What’s that expression? “Only in America” :-)

Very cool. I thought it was only going to go about a foot in the air.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#14 posted 12-18-2010 03:06 PM

thankĀ“s for the show :-)

Dennis

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