fluidsteel Posted November 28, 2011 Share Posted November 28, 2011 So, after a year of living with my brother I finally have my own place. I have an 8'x16' jobshack trailer that my boss gave me for my finish work and grinders. It's fully wired with heat, and lights too. The smithy outside will be small, 12'x8' with a covered 8'x8' area that will be under an awning off the back of the trailer. I am primarily a knife maker, but will also do ornamental iron for fun. I have three anvils a 300# Fisher that I will be using, and a 119# Kohlswa with a 55# unknown make really old anvil. The Fisher is too heavy to be lifting repeatedly. So, I want to get it close to the right height from the start. My question is regarding the build of my anvil stand. I have found that the knuckle height that most anvils are set feels uncomfortable to me. I'm 6'2" but when I stand next to a 5'10" guy my knuckles are usually around the same height from the ground due to my wide wingspan. Is there another rule of thumb regarding height and ergonomics for your hip height etc? I feel like I'm stooping to forge most of the time... I'm only over thinking this because 300# is heavy.... I won't be using too many fuller tools, guillotines etc except the random ornamental ironwork. Does anyone else out there use a higher anvil for forging? I imagine what I'll do, is make a stand with room to add or remove 1" plates like some stands I've seen on the Show me your Anvil Stand thread...but thought I'd ask for a few opinions. Thanks, Brian Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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