Joe Meineke

April, 2011

Anvil Restoration & Repair

One of my very first anvil restorations involved an old “King Howard” (most likely Hay Budden as it was made in Brooklyn, NY) anvil.  As you can see in the photos, half of the tool steel plate is missing (nearly all anvils made in America were a cast or wrought iron body with a hard [...]

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Copper Heart Paperweight

Some time ago I was contacted by a friend on Etsy, (see her shop, “nottoto,” by clicking here), who asked me if I could create a small custom item for her Aunt.  She decided she wanted a heart mounted on a metal base. I know she had originally envisioned me making something out of solid [...]

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