I would like to share here with latest design of Rolling Anvil set up which I have developed in pursuit of ancient blacksmith spirit of freedom and common sense as well as modern concepts of sustainability and living lightly on the Earth.
The Rolling Anvil evolved further and became more light, compact, mobile, efficient and sustainable!
The new set up has been combat tested month ago during my return trip from Ukraine to Switzerland (buses and trains) where I did a blacksmith demo at the old castle near Basel.
The forge (stainless basin) has been put on trekking poles tripod. The steel mesh hood topped with sieve was used for spark and wind protection. During transportation it is rolled down and put into anvil stand pipe.
The blower I use now is cheap 12 DC air pump for blowing matrasses found anywhere on the net. In this case it ran from 10 Amp/H power bank which itself was charged from solar panel.
The anvil became a bit lighter (24 kg). The anvil stand (and cart at the same time) can be disassembled into plate and pipe in case it needs to fit in some limited luggage space. In case heavier works are involved a gabion is arranged around the anvil.
The set up is highly efficient allowing to heat and forge quite massive pieces like axe or hammer but mobile and compact at the same time.
All is needed on place is char coal and this can be found in any supermarket or gas station.