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I have nearly a yard of 136# rail and have been pondering how to make a stand for it. Since the shape is so irregular I was thinking about standing it in a garbage can and filling it with sand. I've looked through the improvised anvil thread and didn't see anyone else doing this. It seems like the easiest solution, but maybe there's a reason I haven't seen anyone else doing it. Any thoughts? Thanks, Pnut (Mike)
Pretty self explanatory...borrowed heavily (entirely?) from... ...and here... Thanks Charles R. Stevens. Nothing is attached yet, bottom metal plate is 3/8", will be cut to fit. Top plate will be fitted but not cut. Maybe fill most of those spike holes, use one for a hardy, and maybe drill a pritchel hole above that diagonal cut out in the stand. Thanks in advance, MOe
I'm a beginner blacksmith and I have made my own forge and anvil from scrap parts and thrift store purchases. The forge is awesome and I have no complaints about that investment but the anvil has some serious draw backs. I didn't know about this resource before I constructed it so I'm throwing this out to the forum to see if there is any advice on improving what I already have. I have read through many of the previous posts and all I hear is that rail anvils are worthless. I'm definitely a baller on a budget. This works and has many tool configurations that are extremely useful however it is noisy and has a depleted rebound. If there anything I can do to improve that? Here are a few pics... Let the beatings begin
A while back I posted that I was looking for an anvil. I decided to take the offered advice and find a piece of rail to pound on until the right anvil came along. Turns out salvage rail can be had in virtually any quanity for $.25 pound in my neighborhood, (and coal is $40 a ton...but no anvils!) so I bought a 3 two foot sections. Unfortunatly I have few proper tools for metalworking, so I had to grind the crown and shape/cut it with a belt sander and angle grinder. I am planning to use the other two pieces vertically as a base for the rail. Any suggestions for improvements?