Hi Guys. Its John here.
Friday’s Anvil drop started off a bit slow but by Saturday morning things were humming along. Sorry for not getting the 24-hour notice out but we kept the store open until lunchtime today. We’ll get those units out tomorrow and Tuesday. This week we hope to drop twice. Likely Tuesday and Thursday. It obviously helps us internally to get smaller batches going more regularly.
Sneaky Pete Livestream
Spent an hour live-streaming with Pete this afternoon. I hope you guys don’t find it too boring but there is a lot of information in there that I think you might like to know. It was fun and I’d like to thank Pete for putting in a lot of effort to put on a great show.
Instructions and Schematics
Spent the weekend updating all of our drawings and crisping up our 3D images. In the coming week I will put together some solid instruction and schematic manuals. We will be posting pdf’s to the website. All that said some of the best “tips and tricks” are coming directly from Anville itself. For an awesome video that was posted on FC post #2,595 this morning by BingsBuddery check out YouTube at
Thank you BingsBuddery
How do they get the Caramel in the Cadbury Caramilk bar?
Folks have shown interest in how we get the copper into The CopperCore. The little schematic above shows how it’s done. Don’t rush out to copy it though because Vestratto has Patents Pending on both the CopperCore oven and the method to make it.
In the left image an inner core is machined from 316 steel (medical grade), an outer sleeve from 416 steel (magnetic) and a plug from pure C110 copper (pure electrolytic copper). In the centre panel the parts are assembled and then welded together with a laser. Once secure the assembly is placed into a vacuum oven that sucks out all of the air and then heats to 2,000 degrees F to melt the copper down into the narrow gaps between the core and the sleeve. The parts are then cooled over 14 hours so that the stresses in the three different metals normalize and result in a perfectly true, stable configuration. Heat transfer is optimal because, melting the copper under vacuum ensures a perfect inter-metallic bond between the copper and steel.
There has been a concern that the process, being expensive, is going to result in a higher price for the Anvil. I’m taking the exact opposite approach. I’m willing to invest a bit more into every Anvil now knowing that once more get into the wild and the sceptics start converting we will be able to increase our volumes and actually decrease our costs.
The final photo is a section through the CopperCore oven. Yessir. Thats the tip of a ballpoint pen up against the wall. The outer 416 stainless layer, inner copper, and inner 316 stainless layers together are just 0.024 inches thick, or about the same as 6 human hairs. But that 0.012” inner copper layer conducts heat just as effectively as a stainless or titanium oven with a wall thickness of over 1/4”.