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The stump is buried 30'' in the ground.

The steel tube is 1/2 wall thickness. approx 100# and lagged to the stump tendon.

80#  of sand.

5/8'' top plate

300# PW  is inbedded in a think bead of silicone.

The chain was left over from the tie-down, so I wrapped it around the waist.

Went from a high pitched "Rinnnnnnnggggg"  To a dull thwap.

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That was my thought too. I mounted my Star power hammer on a white oak stump that was 36 inches in diameter, sunk into the ground 48 inches, with a concrete pad poured around it. It took the termites/rot about ten years to eat it away to the point I had to dig it out and fill the base solid with concrete. Thought I was safe because of the wood being oil soaked & covered with scale...nope.

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Irondragon - yeah I just hate to see anyone go through all that work and make something that nice and sunk that deep only to have to rip it all out down the road.  My very large stump has never moved on me and if you router out the bottom so it has 3 sort of feet it never wears and starts rocking.  I doubt I'll ever see that stump give out.

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11 hours ago, MC Hammer said:

Is that cedar that's in the ground?  If not, I'd be worried about the wood rotting or getting termites / carpenter ants.  Otherwise it looks great.

Yes it is cedar.  If it lasts 10+ years......  I will be close to being to old to swing a hammer. LOL.  I have worked construction all my life, and my body is sore and tired.

 

1 hour ago, MC Hammer said:

Irondragon - yeah I just hate to see anyone go through all that work and make something that nice and sunk that deep only to have to rip it all out down the road.  My very large stump has never moved on me and if you router out the bottom so it has 3 sort of feet it never wears and starts rocking.  I doubt I'll ever see that stump give out.

I wouldnt dig up the stump if it went bad... I would move the anvil, as in digging a new whole.  LOL

4 hours ago, Frosty said:

A delightful level of overkill, nicely done. My only suggestion is to round off the corners before you discover why by banging your shin or other body part on one.

Frosty The Lucky.

Once I get the chance to spend some time sweating over it I am sure I will find some sopts that will need the grinders attention.

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