Do you have Craigslist in Canada? I bought a 300lb Fisher, that I found right here in my town, off of CL.
I just looked and yes there is a craigslist here. Nada. I'll keep my eyes open.
Actually I did read the wikipedia entry on Forging and was unsure if Drop-Forging gives a steel product or a product like Cast-iron. I was looking for some clarification from the knowledgeable members here.
Drop forged would mean it is steel not cast iron.
I don't think that a 77lb Rigid for $700 is a good deal, actually sounds bad to me.
Look for old used anvils from Fisher, Peter Wright, Trenton, Mousehole, HayBudden, etc. Paying about $2 per lb is a decent deal but if the anvil is pristine and big (300lb+) expect to pay up to twice that.
Thank you AJ, Pierre and Dave! I'll keep this all in mind.
I did find some abandoned railroad track rails behind my finace's office..... But they are full length pieces.
My dad has one made out of rail road track. It was my great grandfather's who made it. About 18" long I think. I should have taken a picture when I was at his house this week.