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Northumbrian

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    Portugal
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    Making stuff, metal, plastic, wood, doesn't matter

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  1. Well given how I had already started the wooden stand, thought I'd finish it just so I can get the work height sorted at least. This week I've got loads of deliveries arriving with building materials, which some of which need to go in the workshop. So not much in the way of time to make up a proper stand. Anyway here's some pics... Oh, it looks like i got the height almost right.
  2. Ooooh, looking forward to seeing this
  3. The T-Section I have is 60x60x8mm, so structurally it'll be fine. I've also got a load of Cork sheeting... Any good?
  4. OK, so nothing in particular, various uses, but not one specific reason to use box section over T-section?
  5. The above photos of tripod stands, all appear to use box section for the legs, is that for any particular reason, or just what was available. Getting box section here, with a decent wall thickness is not easy. I have some heavy T-section which I think would do nicely. But I just want to check if there is a particular reason to use box section. Such as filling with sand or something...
  6. Well that's just dropped a spanner in the works Arghhh, so many ways to skin a cat....
  7. My plan was to make a box out of 10mm Plywood, that will have in the base, 3" thick end grain timber, butchers block type of thing. The idea being, as it needs to be mobile, the chances of busting a base made from 3" thick end grain timber, is less likely than a plywood bottom. Next Dry sand will fill the space half way up, then the thicker end grain block, which the anvil will sit upon, slides down into the box, resting on the sand. The height adjustment, will be via holes in each face of the plywood box, which will be capped when the work height is established. Just picked up some
  8. I've started working on a stand, working from the guidelines in this thread. Anvil height, how can you tell if it is the right height However, this stand was posted in that thread, I think I'll pinch this idea, but without the tool holders. I need to work first to figure out where & what I want or need. I also need the stand mobile, as I don't have a fixed site for my forge yet. So I will need to modify the design a little to make it mobile.
  9. This is why I joined the forum, to learn... Oh, I will do
  10. Well, you kind gents were good enough to guide me in the right direction, it would be rather rude of me to disregard the advice given.
  11. Hey fellas, sorry for not coming back in response to your comments, just been so busy over the last few weeks. I don't have any neighbours to upset, so working in the mornings or over night is certainly an option. Mind you I think my Wife would have something to say about working too early in the morning This is what I have to work with, the concrete base is on a slop, but the top of the slop at the doors is level. so a mobile setup would work well here.
  12. Been reading some posts on sand box stands, the idea appeals to me, as I can adjust my work height simply by adding or subtracting sand. Given, I'm just starting out this might be a sensible approach at this stage.
  13. Thanks for the tip on noise reduction, Portugal is somewhat absent when it comes to certain things. I've just checked out the Fabreeka website, so I've got an idea of what you're talking about, see if I can find something like over here. I'm just going to take my time and wire brush by hand, With what I did last night, I can't see any markings at all, nothing. So it probably doesn't have any. Doesn't matter to me anyway. I've got the family history with the anvil and that's something many, including myself, find more interesting. So I'm not going to waste my time actively looking for
  14. Smoggy, my uncle & I have the same tastes.... Led Zepplin, Guiness, & Single malt Whisky. Sorting him out a little thank you will not be a difficult task. As per working to micrometer standards, that's for my machines to do, not my hammers. I've got a load of old roof timbers, from the original workshop roof. It's all steel now. So I'll make the base for the anvil from those. Bore holes right though with an auger bit, pass some thread bar through, and bolt the whole lot together, so the anvil sits on end grain. I'll make a tee shaped wooden analogue for the anvil, and us
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