Fuji’s forge Posted November 23, 2018 Share Posted November 23, 2018 Hello to all, please say hello to Bessy. I created this Anvil from a 8”x9”x5” block of steel for top block. Corralled by a 1”x1”x1/4” angle. Supported by a 13.5”x13.5”x1” plate, on top of a I-beam measuring about 12”x12”x2’x107lbs/ft. It weighs about 360lbs. I drilled 13/16” holes for 3/4” x 18” rebar removable handles for easy moving. I still have 1” gussets to be welded under the top plate to the I-beam, as well as heavy gauge wire mesh for shelving inside the beam web to hold hammers, tools, ect... It has a nice rebound and ping at this point even without the gussets in place. My next major decision is to decide if I should weld a 3/8”x3.5”x9” piece of AR500 plate in the center of the steel block? I know the steel block will deform over time. So should I or shouldn’t I face the top block with hardened plate? Any and all comments are welcome... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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