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Anvil recommendation

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andy,

i actually needed that big rounder horn last week!

julie

Believe me if a blacksmith’s anvil were to come my way I would own it.

Don

That’s a beauty! I might park it a bit out of the way so that I don’t back into it.

hi,

now that i think about it…i think the comment i am recalling about forged versus cast…was talking about cast iron anvils…not cast steel anvils…

julie

Here in the shop I have no room, and would have little need for a large anvil. I do use a small watch makers anvil, and several steel blocks for my limited needs to forge.

Having said that, I have an ancient anvil by the barn, as well as one made from a RR rail. Both get use in maintaining farm and lawn equipment. Both rounded and squared horns, and a heavy hammer can solve many problems


The older anvil

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andy, do i see a railroad track steel anvil on the table behind…?

i have always wanted one of those too…

and a big thick steel block! maybe like 12”x12”!
(no room though…)

i am having “anvil envy”!

julie

Do you use that hammer on soft genuine Emeralds?

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gerrylewy18

20m

Do you use that hammer on soft genuine Emeralds?

“Gerry, on my iPhone”

Not twice…

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Have you considered contacting your town’s public works office for a tree stump? Most larger towns have an arborist on staff to care for the trees planted along public streets. You might be able to get a decent sized hardwood stump for price of hauling it away.

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No … that’s the base of a big shear.

Please excuse any typos-- curse my clumsy digits…

There should be a tree removal service in your area… call them give them the height requirements and tell them what you want it for…
then they will cut a tree and square off the top and bottom for you…give them $50-75. They will probably deliver it to you for that…n
Proper height?
Simple stand up and hold your arm by your side and make a fist… the top of your anvil needs to be at the bottom of your fist from the floor to prevent damage to your elbow and wrist.
If it were me I would invest in a good vice that rotates not only in circle but also in degrees …you can then make your own stakes for forming and other things… more versatile then just a anvil… I have both in my shop and can do jewelry or bowls if needed…
enjoy.

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