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Old 05-14-2019, 04:37 PM   #1
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My dad gave me the anvil he picked up at a garage sale I think.

Cut an 8' 6"x6" into four pieces
Welded angle for the bottom hoop
1" flat bar for the top hoop
Router'ed out a hollow for the anvil to sit in.
About $30 in materials.





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Old 05-14-2019, 04:49 PM   #2
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That will work. I've been looking for one for a while. If you can find one they usually want a arm and leg for them nowadays.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:55 PM   #3
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Really nice job.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:59 PM   #4
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nice!
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:03 PM   #5
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Thanks, I'm anxious to fire up the new forge for the first time.
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:34 PM   #6
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Looks really good.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:30 PM   #7
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Sweet!
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:40 PM   #8
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Looking good
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:55 PM   #9
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Cool idea...
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:00 PM   #10
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Looks great. Look up shou sugi ban for a finish on the wood. Would look great.

On second thought, likely wouldn’t work on pressure treated lumber.

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Old 05-15-2019, 02:22 PM   #11
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Cool! mine is on a oak stump.
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:59 PM   #12
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Cool! mine is on a oak stump.
Same as mine. 22" in diameter and weighed about 300lb. green. I'll bet it still weighs 250 or so.
The only way I can move it is with a 2 wheel dolly.
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:19 PM   #13
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Looks great. Look up shou sugi ban for a finish on the wood. Would look great.

On second thought, likely wouldn’t work on pressure treated lumber.
Thanks. I like it.

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Old 05-19-2019, 11:18 PM   #14
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Thanks. I like it.

Looks good! Wasn't sure it would work on pressure treated!
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:36 PM   #15
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I have used anvils a lot with horsehoeing and blacksmithing if you’re going to be swinging that hammer a lot wrap a chain around the neck of that anvil and drive some angle iron in the wood on the corners to make sure it doesn’t pop out of that recess
Great job
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:18 AM   #16
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Thanks, I'm anxious to fire up the new forge for the first time.
What style of FORGE are you going with ?

I'll need one in the short future, just looking for ideas.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-27-2019, 01:29 PM   #17
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I bought a single burner square type from eBay for $140ish. It does the job for the small stuff I'll do with it.
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Old 05-27-2019, 02:17 PM   #18
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Very nice job.
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Old 05-27-2019, 02:48 PM   #19
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I have used anvils a lot with horsehoeing and blacksmithing if you’re going to be swinging that hammer a lot wrap a chain around the neck of that anvil and drive some angle iron in the wood on the corners to make sure it doesn’t pop out of that recess
Great job


What does the chain do ?
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Old 05-27-2019, 02:58 PM   #20
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What does the chain do ?
For me it feels like it makes a more solid impact hit. Especially with a little anvil like that it will have some vibration if you ever use it for a cold hit or iron forging where the force imposed on it is nearly matched and the anvil will have a sort of vibration feel. I can usually tell by the amount of “bounce” whatever I’m hitting produces. Then you can unhook one end and drape it over whatever you are working on to hold it/absorb vibration in itself. An anvil that small is similar to a sugar baby model and is fairly top heavy with its small base
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:49 PM   #21
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Looks great to me! I found an anvil like that at an antique store in Bandera. Went to find my wife to show her and a guy was standing by it when we got back and he had bought it.

Back to looking lol.
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Old 06-05-2019, 03:10 PM   #22
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Looks great to me! I found an anvil like that at an antique store in Bandera. Went to find my wife to show her and a guy was standing by it when we got back and he had bought it.

Back to looking lol.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:12 PM   #23
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Looks great. Look up shou sugi ban for a finish on the wood. Would look great.

On second thought, likely wouldn’t work on pressure treated lumber.


Put the torch to a table I made from pallets.

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Old 06-20-2019, 02:21 PM   #24
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Cool deal! I found one a few months ago and have been thinking of how to get it to a comfortable working height. Very well might use your design
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Old 06-20-2019, 03:28 PM   #25
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Cool deal! I found one a few months ago and have been thinking of how to get it to a comfortable working height. Very well might use your design
I didn't go in to a lot of detail but the biggest challenge I had was cutting the 6" x 6" accurately. If you have a chop saw make a stop so you can turn the piece and cut it smooth and accurate. I't'll save you the router work I had to do to level it.
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Old 06-23-2019, 04:22 PM   #26
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Gotcha! I have a chop saw
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:28 PM   #27
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That looks great
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