Advice needed on Three Legged anvil stand in Anvils, Swage Blocks, and Mandrels Posted October 30, 2013 Great paste Paul. Really like the sand and oil filling on the legs. I am still considering a wider footprint similar to Avadon's design. I have a suspicion the web and gusset plates will take any springiness out of the stand. The waist area trays are a great idea. Please keep them coming. Hopefully I can get this one off the ground later this week. I do need to find a thick plate. One inch sounds right, but I would settle for 3/4". That was a good piece of advice.