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Old 05-14-2019, 03:37 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, 03:49 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, 03:55 PM   #3
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Really nice job.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:59 PM   #4
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nice!
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:03 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, 04:34 PM   #6
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Looks really good.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:30 AM   #7
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Sweet!
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:40 AM   #8
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Looking good
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:55 AM   #9
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Cool idea...
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:00 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, 01:22 PM   #11
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Cool! mine is on a oak stump.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:59 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, 01:19 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, 10:18 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, 10:36 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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