We start with and 80lb (per foot) railroad anvil.
It's in pretty bad shape
After 12 minutes of sanding with an 80 grit belt sander, we have begun to make some progress.
Here is the rig
The first course is complete
Use aluminum oxide sand paper. We couldn't find the palm sander for the 320 and 600 grit courses, so I will finish this another day. This is as good as the day it arrived by the way.
The next course will be my ball peen hammer. This is the first tool of the metal smith.
I use this hammer daily.