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On Friday at work, I build this anvil stand. The anvil is quite heavy and I used a fork lift to get it on top. The rim is 40's truck vintage. The only cutting I did was via hand-help band saw to cut those angles and all parts seen were found in the lengths seen. I work at a metal recycling yard. :LOL: I should have put a hammer holding loop on it. I like to use rims so one person can roll it around by yourself. I've not used .045 wire before and getting to really like that size. What do you think of it?
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Very nice. Looks a little tall though but I know photos can be deceiving.

How heavy is the anvil?
 
  
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I believe its less than 200lbs. Its quiet old but in great shape. Suppose I should have put something in the photo to show its size, like a dollar bill. :unsure:
 
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Looks good! Any plans to add some tool holders? I looked and looked for a nice anvil like yours, all that I could find were very expensive!
My brother gave me a piece of railroad track, it took a lot of cutting and grinding but I ended up with a very useful home made Anvil.

Mike
 
  
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Looks good! Any plans to add some tool holders? I looked and looked for a nice anvil like yours, all that I could find were very expensive!
My brother gave me a piece of railroad track, it took a lot of cutting and grinding but I ended up with a very useful home made Anvil. Mike
Well, RR track is all the anvil I personally own as well. If you can find heaveir rail, like 80lbs or highter. Its still pretty good..
 
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Typically the preferred height for a blacksmithing anvil is you standing next to anvil with arm extended and your knuckles just touch on face of anvil....

Other wise it looks good, glad you did not weld anvil to stand and only used clamping brackets....

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On Friday at work, I build this anvil stand. The anvil is quite heavy and I used a fork lift to get it on top. The rim is 40's truck vintage. The only cutting I did was via hand-help band saw to cut those angles and all parts seen were found in the lengths seen. I work at a metal recycling yard. :LOL: I should have put a hammer holding loop on it. I like to use rims so one person can roll it around by yourself. I've not used .045 wire before and getting to really like that size. What do you think of it?
Well done! I started playing with stock removal knife making during the first go around of quarantine... built a gas forge for heat treating and modified a cheap HF belt sander to learn on. One of the things that fascinated me in reading forums was the absolute diversity of homebuilt anvil stands and also improvised anvils. Have a 4" round by 3.5' long chunk of solid axle in the shop that might make a decent knife anvil if I can ever get around to mounting it in a stand and dressing the flat face.
 
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Looks good! Any plans to add some tool holders? I looked and looked for a nice anvil like yours, all that I could find were very expensive!
My brother gave me a piece of railroad track, it took a lot of cutting and grinding but I ended up with a very useful home made Anvil.

Mike
Have you looked at these..... They are cast steel and pretty well accepted in blacksmithing areas..... Pretty decent anvil for the price...

 
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I use a tree stump for mine
 

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Have you looked at these..... They are cast steel and pretty well accepted in blacksmithing areas..... Pretty decent anvil for the price...

Thanks for the link DL

Mine’s not too pretty, but it will take a beating.

Mike

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Anvil stand.
8”x16” tubing filled with 8’ RR rail, sharps, plasma dust, blast sand, shot and Portland grout. 650# before the anvil and tooling. Quiet and great rebound for anvil.

Blacksmith stumps were at least 4’ in the ground. If the anvil moves when used you are wasn’t energy. Video, you might be surprised.
 
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I have 2 pieces of Mr choo choo 6 inch ribbin rail
going to weld one bottom up to right side up so
have a flat and partial round one.
A friend had an old time blacksmiths anvil weight
at least 200 lbs he wouldn't sell wasn't sure if he
would need it or not.
A tree stump is I think about the best stand for an
anvil . No give in any direction

willy
 
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Anvil stand is very nice. It could use a carrying handle though. (y)
 

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awesome job, that will last a lifetime.Just needs a coat of paint imo.
 

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I always appreciate the work of people that go the extra mile to make an item look better. I would have probably just mounted it on a round section of tree and forego the Octagon shape and the flatbar retaining strip. Yours will sell at auction for a lot more than mine when it is my time to go, while both would have served us well during our lifetimes! David from jax
ArlyA, nice job! I mounted a vice on a similar setup!
David from jax
 

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Ray, you do know its to heacey to lift, right? To move it you tip it a bit and rolls it on the rim lid.
The handle comment was of course a joke.

Even cartoon characters know anvils are heavy.
 

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I haven't made a stand for my anvil. If I did, I would be afraid I may use it.
It's very old. Any Anvil Lovers ever heard of a mousehole anvil ?
 
  
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I haven't made a stand for my anvil. If I did, I would be afraid I may use it.
It's very old. Any Anvil Lovers ever heard of a mousehole anvil ?
They were a major builder in England for many, many years. Lots of the older ones in the states are mousehole.
 

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They were a major builder in England for many, many years. Lots of the older ones in the states are mousehole.
this one has a picture of a mouse stamped into the casting. I'm guessing pretty old. I bought it for cheap... Like 20-30 bucks in pretty decent shape
 

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All these nice anvils. ArlyA - particularly like the way it can be moved. I have a two foot piece of RR iron. Welded on my steel work table.
 

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Mr. Smokeydog, what is the 2 inch receiver used for, and does it go all the way through?

(Nice touch with the eyes and feet!).
 

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Mr. Smokeydog, what is the 2 inch receiver used for, and does it go all the way through?

(Nice touch with the eyes and feet!).

I have a couple solid receivers in the shop for various attachments. Ring rollers, benders, vises, crane, tooling that I don’t have to dedicate valuable floor space. Same attachments can be mounted outside on truck or tractor to swing long metal. Yes it goes thru.
 

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