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Well I have been wanting to try a post anvil for knife making, after reading about it and watching Tim Lively's vidio I decided what I wanted. Since my knees won't stand for me kneeling down too much I decided I wanted something taller than in Tim's vidio. I also wanted more weight and mass below the face of the anvil. I started looking and found a salvage iron yard who had a 6' piece that they would cut for me. It was used steel and sold for .50 a lb. I had them cut off a 3' section with a band saw and it weighs 163 lbs. I figured I could simply place it on the ground a fabricate some sort of a stand for it. So here is what I came up with. The box is open on the bottom and the 'anvil' sits on the concrete. I also ground one of the edges round. Here are some pics and I also included one that shows my Hay Budden in the back. Oh and I guess I will put a couple of pics of my forge in here for the halibut!
Well whadda you think?
Joe





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UnicornForge,
The stand is only 1' square total, so you can really belly up to this post anvil, I also mentioned that the post is 36" tall so I don't have to bend when working on a blade. Since the post is 4"x4" you have a 4" shelf all around the anvil, just enough room to lay a few things on when working. I plan on putting on some straps/loops for hammers, tongs, etc. Hope this clears things up.
Joe

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Not criticizing in anyway, but why not weld it to a piece of plate so that you can optimize it's and yours performance? Happy hammering though, they are so much nice to work on for blades than a regular blacksmith anvil. It's like having a 400lb anvil under your hammer, even though it only weighs 150lbs! Nice acquisition.

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