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mr. anderson

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  1. I'm in baton rouge. For the most part, there's not much actual damage here other than a few areas where tornados spun off of the hurricane. I just got power back at home, I'm starting to feel human again. It was 82F inside with high humidity.
  2. That's a really nice anvil stand, i made mine out of plywood and i really like it. I'll have to look for some rectangular steel tube like that for when it's time for an upgrade.
  3. I'm curious what you ended up doing, I'm dreaming of a shop upgrade but i can't quite justify the cost at the moment.
  4. That's a really cool build! I considered getting a shipping container, but I'm not sure if they'd be able to get it to where i want it without a crane. Where did you get your containers?
  5. This thread has got me thinking, have any of you made a shower curtain out of solid steel? It's beyond my skills, for now, to work something that long, but I think a twisted wrought iron curtain rod with some simple wrought iron hooks would look nice and rustic. There shouldn't be too much sag on a 4-foot span.
  6. Small update on the sandbox, its holding together wonderfully though the sand has compressed and i had to add more in to re-level my anvil. But I'm very pleased with it.
  7. Ya, i figured it's easier to build it taller then it would be to try to extend it later,I may end up cutting it down if it gets in the way. For now though its a nice place to keep tools
  8. That's a good idea with the wood, I'll have to try that. I haven't burried the feet yet as I'm still working on getting the height right, but so far just being on the sand has quieted it down a ton. Honestly my forge is louder then my anvil.
  9. This anvil is an absolute pleasure to use, finally having something this solid and at an appropriate height is a game changer.
  10. Took a week but it's done! I'm gonna play with the height a bit before adding sand to cover the feet.
  11. It's been a few days, i got the sand in and packed down tight. It took 340 pounds of sand to get to the level i think i want and I've got another bag of sand so i can bury the feet once she's in place. Got a friend coming after work to help get her in place.
  12. You're probably right, even empty it's already heavy, but it seemed to be the easiest way to get a really solid box. I could have used 2x2s in the corners but I was worried considering the weight of both the sand and the anvil itself. I already had the plywood and the construction adhesive so I figured why not go a little overkill. Do you have any suggestions on how to lift the anvil once I get to that stage? the best option I've thought up so far is a chain hoist but I'm not super confident in the strength of my rafters in my little prebuilt shed workshop.
  13. I'm still no Carpenter but the char makes it look a lot better
  14. I'm thinking ill char the wood and put a matt clear finish on it, I've never been a good painter.
  15. After rethinking the trashcan plan I went back to my original plan and build a wood box for the sand. I used 3/4 plywood for the bottom and sides with 4x4s in the corners for strength. Everything screwed and glued together with construction adhesive and steel angle supports. It's strong xx xxxx, ugly but strong. I'll give the adhesive a day to cure before fill it with sand.
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