I am looking to move up to a real anvil from using a bench block and
a stake. I am looking to buy an anvil from Otto Frei, the 2004 tools
catalog page 347. I am interested in this one because of its finish.
The work I will be doing on it is in the “technical style” of John
Cogswell, as an example. I tried to express this without saying my
work is like his and triggering the “copy police” on this forum
However, I don’t think Mr. Cogswell would lie awake nights worrying
about what I do, his scrap refining container probably contains
better stuff than my finished work! But that is the type of things I
will be doing on the anvil, silver,using 200 to 400gm hammers,
jewelry sized pieces.
I am leaning toward buying the 35lbs anvil as I am an older woman and
it would be easier for me to handle. My question is, is there any
technical reason I should go for the 70lbs anvil. Does it have a
better hammer response, or feel, is it more or less lively, is the
sound pitch of the strike different, etc
Boston, where there is no snow and its above freezing today!