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I'd like a stump in my studio


#1

I’m thinking I’d like a stump, in my studio, that I can attach my
anvil and vice to. What kind of stump is good or does it really
matter? Also, what is the desired size, especially the height?

Thanks much!


#2

hardwood not green depends on if you intend to sit or stand and your
height I use several stumps that I have carved out forms into for
hammering and forming so usually I sit (as I have challenges
physically) the height of the stump should bring the piece you are
working at the level of your current proper body mechanics position.


#3
I'm thinking I'd like a stump, in my studio, that I can attach my
anvil and vice to. What kind of stump is good or does it really
matter? Also, what is the desired size, especially the height? 

Mine is oak.

I just got the biggest one I could find. I had to pay the tree
trimmers to cut it flat on both ends but they were happy to deliver
it free. http://www.ganoksin.com/ftp/stump1.jpg

I covered it with leather because the moisture in it (even after
sitting outside in the sun for a year) was rusting my tools, and
because it looks steampunkish. I dragged it to the back door with a
logging chain attached to my Subaru and moved it to where it is with
furniture sliders and lots of cursing.


#4

I think there was a “stump” discussion some time back. Be sure to
check the archives.

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep7ze1


#5

Check the Orchid Archives. Some years ago there was lengthy
discussion on this, especially on not getting a stump with insects
living in it. But, in general, stumps are great!

Judy Bjorkman