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I have recently acquired a set of fairly good sized forklift tines that I would like to make an anvil out of. They stand 4 feet tall, are 4 feet long, 7 inches wide and 1 3/4 inch thick. It took me a little effort and money to get these so I want to make sure I get the most anvil I can out of them. I have seen many different examples here and elsewhere on the internet of forklift anvils. For those of you that have made them what is the most effective use and design? I am completely new to blacksmithing and am not sure exactly what I need in an anvil. I could obviously make one with a large face. But from what I have been reading in these forums I might be better off with a smaller face and more material underneath than vice versa. Also, I would like to have some of the material left over for other things so if I don't have to use all of it that's a plus. What are everyone's thoughts? I'm itching to start cutting the things up but I want to do it the right way.