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Offline David R.

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Anvil Stand
« on: February 25, 2017, 04:29:03 AM »
I had picked up this little Vulcan anvil in a trade a while back, and while it is not a great anvil it is smaller and I am getting tired of lugging 150 pounders to demonstrations so I decided to make a stand for it. I had a nice wide poplar plank so I came up with this stand. No nails or screws, and I can take it apart to store. Gravity and the two wooden keys lock it together. I will just need to give it a little paint.







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Re: Anvil Stand
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 07:24:01 AM »
Now that is slick!  I like your work.

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Re: Anvil Stand
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 12:41:06 AM »
Very neat-- forwarded pictures to my blacksmith son-in-law who likes to see creative solutions to problems.

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Re: Anvil Stand
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 05:11:55 PM »
I LIKE THAT!!!!

Don't even worry about the paint,  Looks great the way it is. 
Or linseed oil would do wonders as well.

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Re: Anvil Stand
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 11:13:49 PM »
That's seriously cool!

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Offline David R.

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Re: Anvil Stand
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2017, 04:46:25 AM »
Thanks guys. I probably will give it some paint, I think I still have some milk paint around here somewhere. Poplar is pretty bad to soak up moisture left unprotected, and as I plan to cart it about for demos it will be outside some in our generally humid weather.
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Offline Dave Patterson

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Re: Anvil Stand
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2017, 04:52:38 AM »
After packing "portable" steel stands around for 25 years, that makes me look like a bloomin' fool.

That is SUPER cool, David!

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Re: Anvil Stand
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2017, 07:17:00 PM »
I have a small anvil this would be perfect for. Whenever I finish the flint build I have going I may
Give this a try. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Anvil Stand
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2017, 04:27:37 AM »
Please don't paint it.  I would just go over it with a good preservative, like Water Seal, and let it color naturally.

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Re: Anvil Stand
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2017, 01:17:11 AM »
OUTSTANDING!!

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Re: Anvil Stand
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2017, 06:20:16 AM »
David,
How high did you make the stand and how wide at the bottom? I have a small anvil, about 87 pounds, and have had a heck of a time finding an acceptable stump section for a stand. Yours looks very workable and portable unlike a 200# stump! Any dimensions you can share would be helpful. Thanks for sharing your ingenuity with us!
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Re: Anvil Stand
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2017, 02:39:09 PM »
Very nice indeed.  The rough surfaces are full of character and I hope you decide to let it age naturally. Just out of curiosity - how high off the floor is the face of this anvil when it is in the stand you made? 

Offline David R.

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Re: Anvil Stand
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2017, 05:14:33 AM »
Elkhorne, the stand measures about 12" x 14" at the bottom and about 9" x 10 1/2" at the top. The platform the anvil rests on is 14" x 9 3/4". The top of the anvil is 28" from the ground which is about my size. I tried it out Friday with demonstrations for school classes. Works OK.
Sorry polecat, I gave it a coat of green milk paint. Maybe good thing I did, got a good steady rain that afternoon. I just got everything unloaded this morning and oiled down the anvil.
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Re: Anvil Stand
« Reply #13 on: Today at 12:49:21 AM »
That is a really nice stand !  my smithy has a cracker dust floor where the forge and anvil are so I use a jarrah log for an anvil stand. Not as nice as your stand but more stable on the softer surface.
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Re: Anvil Stand
« Reply #14 on: Today at 04:55:46 AM »
Well that one is for carting about for demonstrations. My shop anvil is on a big poplar stump block as well. Currently working on getting set up with a brick forge. What is cracker dust?

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