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Beginner building anvil and needs advice

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I'm starting to learn blacksmithing and I am thinking about building a vertical railroad track anvil. It would be about 3ft tall and burried in a bucket of concrete. I was planning on welding a block of steel to the top of the rr track so I can have a larger working area. What type of steel would I need and what size should I look for? Also would I need to heat treat it. I will mainly be making knives and tomahawks. Thanks!

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what Phil said is right. that will be a good work surface. it may also help you with hammer control being that you have a small work area.
not sure about the bucket of concrete, i have never used that as a base but wood is always good. good luck please post again and let us
know how it turns out

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