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I agree a stump in the ground would be optimal, a loose stump is a compromise for conveniance.
why glue when a clamp will do- someone will want to separate them one day! Maybe yourself to change anvil height...
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The glue is only to aid in reducing ring, using a rubber mat, section of conveyor belting, or historically (and no longer recommended) a sheet of lead, should provide similar benefits.

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I copied this stump mount setup from the 177 lb Peter Wright at work. Forged the hold downs, and lagged them into the stump. It made a big difference in the ring too...it's my 120 lb Trenton.
I'll be using a similar mount on my 278 lb PW.
Picking it up Friday.

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Here's mine. I took some ideas i saw here and there , bunched them all up and came up with this set up. My main goal was to minimize the ring to spare the neighbor's ears. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. It works out great for me. Any questions, comments or advice are welcome.

Naz.

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This is the Stand I'm building right now its nearly done but I had some trouble getting the stump cut the chainsaw we had was too short to get through so we resorted to the old buck sawpost-13941-095173500 1275434592_thumb.jp but the wood we were using is either hickory or some other extremely hard wood, so in the end we went back to the chain saw after removing the safety guard off the end (don't do that unless your cutting with the return side of your chain the other way is much more dangerous with the guard off)after that we Routered the shape of the anvil into the stump without a router post-13941-074208100 1275434592_thumb.jp-- we used a skill saw and made a few hundred down cuts before pulling out the wood chisels. You may notice we mounted the anvil on a flat peak with a sloping side we will be using the sloped side as a hardy tool holder,post-13941-024414700 1275434659_thumb.jp the band around the stand as a tong holder (not quite finished here) Will post the final version soon. post-13941-056555500 1275434796_thumb.jp

And as A final addition we added a mobility aid now we can carry it like a basket... ok mabey not :)post-13941-071358900 1275434810_thumb.jp

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Well i have no pics of it but mine is a square 2x4 construction like a log house filled with sand a litle taller than needed so as i grow i can add sand and raise the anvil its 2x4s are horizontal and screwed together each level and on each side there is 2 vertical borads that i screwed flay bar across to hold hammers and tongs it weighs about 300lbs full annd my 186lb peter wright barley rings with how it deadens the ring, I have a question; would spruce make good anvil stands? because we cut down 4 BIG spruce trees (100' tall and 4' diameter) so i have tons on big logs i just need to cut them up if they will work that is. :blink:

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The euro 165 is atop a 20x20'' cube of steel filled with concrete. 2 1/2'' of wood between the anvil and concrete with a 3x3 angle iron skirt underneath, it don't walk around. probly 400#. It was too much work but I used what I had at the time............
The PW 125 base is a much later design I like allot. 10x10'' tube welded to a beefy 2'' plate, then filled with concrete,around 300#.
I used conveyor belting between anvil and concrete. The chain hold down is sound, and it don't walk around either, cept' when I want it to
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Heres mine. One inch plate, and super stout 3/8 wall square tube, half inch plates welded to the feet, bolted to the floor. I used silicone to quiet the ring, this anvil is now quieter than my 148 pound hay budden, and this one is 460 lbs!
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I just welded this up today for my 280 pound Brooks anvil. It has a 1" top plate, the legs are 2X3 tubing, and the floor-mount plates are 1/2" X 3" bar. I drilled holes in them so if I ever happen to find the perfect spot for the anvil by the forge, I will bolt it to the floor with some Hilti anchors.

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Thats a nice stand Mark. I like the way you turned the feet inward. Wheres the anvil?
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Thats a nice stand Mark. I like the way you turned the feet inward. Wheres the anvil?


Thanks Brian. Here is a pic of the anvil (with my other anvils) on the stand.

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Pardon the welds...

I'm just in the process of sourcing the materials for a stand for my 450 pound Peter Wright. I haven't decided if I will build a similar one to this, or a different style that should put to rest the debate over which way the horn should be facing. While pushing snow this winter, my brother broke the front axle on one of the tractors on the farm. I'm thinking of making a stand with the axle assembly that will allow you to turn the anvil to any direction you want, with an indexing mechanism to hold it in place. I haven't sorted out the design details yet, I'm just mulling over the logistics in my head right now.
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Thanks Brian. Here is a pic of the anvil (with my other anvils) on the stand.

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Pardon the welds...

I'm just in the process of sourcing the materials for a stand for my 450 pound Peter Wright. I haven't decided if I will build a similar one to this, or a different style that should put to rest the debate over which way the horn should be facing. While pushing snow this winter, my brother broke the front axle on one of the tractors on the farm. I'm thinking of making a stand with the axle assembly that will allow you to turn the anvil to any direction you want, with an indexing mechanism to hold it in place. I haven't sorted out the design details yet, I'm just mulling over the logistics in my head right now.



Quite a collection there! Nice shop too. An indexing anvil sounds like an excellent idea.
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Spruce will work.

Out here in NM we are hardwood poor---save for cotton wood and I have several anvil stands that were actually creosoted soft wood mine timbers that work just fine, if smelly when you drop your work on/against them.

My most "fun" anvil stump was for a traveling LH set up where I wanted a "stump" but didn't want the weight to load/unload and haul all the time; so I found a section of hollow log and made the stand from that!

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Wow this thread took on some life while I wasn't looking.

Great looking stuff. I like the expanded grating to hold tools but not scale on beslagsmed's stand.

I really like the tripod ideas, and will eventually want to go that way myself. I notice a lack of means to hook the assembly with a hand truck on the tripods though...although some of those are rather big anvils.

Phil

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