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When I see an anvil fly

July 6, 2017

There's something deeply satisfying about watching a giant chunk of metal, powered by a pound of explosive powder, break the bonds of gravity and soar through the air.

Well I seen a horse fly, I seen a dragon fly, I seen a house fly...and now, thanks to YouTuber Essential Craftsman, I've seen an anvil fly. There's something deeply satisfying about watching a giant chunk of metal, powered by a pound of explosive powder, break the bonds of gravity and soar through the air. Now I know how Wile E. Coyote felt.

According to David Grossman for Popular Mechanics: "Scott Wadsworth and Cy Swan didn't alter the anvil too much to make it flightworthy. They just added a lot of explosive powder to the bottom of the anvil, and then added even more powder on top of that.

This video is a bit out of character for Wadsworth, whose videos often provide important information about ladders and tape measuring in a cool, measured tone. But as far as July 4th explosions go, it's an unexpected delight."

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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