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Hi all, new on I Forge Iron, recently my father and I got into blacksmithing, and we needed an anvil. All we had was a square block of iron. No horn or anything.. well anyways we picked one up off craigslist today and its in decent shape, minus the base. It looks like it was cut or broken at the waist, and a rod was welded to it, and drilled down into the stump its sitting on. The guy made a wood block to fit around the bottom. Anyways, the things has gotta be near 200#. It took us both to move it in and out of my truck with difficulty. Theres no name or weight on it, and its about overall 28½ inches long, 5¾ wide, the horn and table is about 10¼ long. Hardie hole 1¼ wide. Any ideas what is is, age, etc? Thanks. Any help or ideas that point me in the right direction for research would be greatly appreciated. Here's some photos...

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I have no idea of the make of this anvil but it reminds one of the Riveted Anvil from Yesterday on this site.  two different approaches to the same problem. 
Interesting.


Yeah your right. It does look like that one. But I wonder what it is though?
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Still hard to tell what make it was originally.  As long as it is solidly attached to the base, it will work.  If there is play or a rocking motion when struck, some carefully made wedges between the anvil and the wood base might help.  Or take the anvil out of its base and grind the  bottom flat, and weld it to a better base.  I have seen worse.  With a bit of creativity, it could be a user anvil again.

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Yeah the guy said he did it, and has used it that way for 20 years. He was getting old (about 75) and had a lot of medical problems now. But he says the welded rod goes to about 2 inches away from the bottom of the stump. It doesn't really rock at all. But for now it basically does what we need... And the guy was kinda sad to see it go...

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