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I'd like a stump in my studio

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!

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.

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.

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

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

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