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Not done yet but this was cut from 4" plate. Horn was roughed with a O/A torch the finished with a 7" zircon flap disc. Feet cut separate and will be severely welded ;)

This is a 80# piece of drop from cutting a hole in a steel plate. No one said an anvil has to have the standard anvil shape.

140-lb pre-1910 Peter Wright. Aged, badly abused, and severely chipped, but no cracks or large chunks broken off. Stand fabbed from scrap angle, strap iron and some fresh 1" square tubing. Two "cutout

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burgie, very nice stand. I'm right handed and I use mine with the horn pointed to the right. As has been mentioned, it's really your preference. I move around if I need to. You may even sit it up on end and use the shapes in the waist, feet etc.! As Glenn says, you bought the whole anvil, so you may as well use it ;)

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7 minutes ago, jlpservicesinc said:

Yup and that card board stand looks a little flimsy or that is a super light anvil.  

Are you sure this is even on earth?   I think those white things are breathing helmets.

lol. 

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49 minutes ago, jlpservicesinc said:

Yup and that card board stand looks a little flimsy or that is a super light anvil.  

Are you sure this is even on earth?   I think those white things are breathing helmets.

Milk crates are stronger than cardboard, but only just ... :P

Interesting how the anvil has offset anchoring lugs. 

And just in passing ... if you had your anvil on milk crates and worked on it like that, do you think the milk crate would collapse?

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Marc1 nearly all the Eagle (Fisher Norris) anvils I have seen the lugs are offset.  I've only seen 1 that was not offset and it was tiny. 

I had tried steel milk crates back in the 80's. The heaviest I could find..  and they didn't last. The spot welds broke along where the feet were resting. 

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I believe you ... only I have never seen a Fisher anvil in the flesh. 

The question was tongue in cheek, of course eventually the crates will give in after flexing one time too many.

. I was hoping for a smart answer like ... the hammer blow is absorbed by the anvil so the base does not contribute to the system ... or words to that effect. :)

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Gday guys, new around here and hoping to be doing some forging soon. Thought I'd share some pics of the "anvil" i built. I was going for the Brian Brazeal style die anvil in scrap mild steel. The steel is 160lbs, it is welded to a 20lb plate, bolted to about 10 feet of 4x4 doug fir and surrounded by 4 slabs of about 1.5 inch pine, 2.5 inch angle iron and about 60lbs of sand. In total it comes in somewhere around 300lbs.20191110_113643.thumb.jpg.31252d69ae4e1095323e8abe5c830a1f.jpg20191110_113432.thumb.jpg.c97c55abc00aebcb296a7faaad77eac0.jpg20191029_071156.thumb.jpg.21ab26822a10125df23d7a060716a741.jpg

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Thanks mate. Its got a pretty dull thud, had to try it, so yeah it has a couple of dings in the top now, i'll learn.  When its really banged up some more ill get the grinder out again :) the neighbours love it.  I did make a video while i was building it but im pretty sure i cant post links here. If anyone wants to hear a rough accent while watching bad cinematography and someone who doesnt know what theyre doing let me know and ill pm you a link.

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