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steeley
04-27-2012, 11:51 PM
For a man's job.

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Eamon Burke
04-28-2012, 12:43 AM
Isn't it a bit pointless to put an anvil on what is basically a steel workmate?

The language is cracking me up. "etc", "putter around" "making good a full 100 per cent"

steeley
04-28-2012, 01:41 AM
It's fun for the whole family. I like the coal forge

StephanFowler
04-30-2012, 09:32 AM
Isn't it a bit pointless to put an anvil on what is basically a steel workmate?

The language is cracking me up. "etc", "putter around" "making good a full 100 per cent"



Actually these are VERY useable setups for someone who needed to travel with tools on horseback or carriage.

you can do a lot on these teeny anvils if your patient.


but a full time blacksmith would want significantly more substantial tools

:viking::biggrin::viking:

Eamon Burke
04-30-2012, 09:33 AM
But isn't the effect of the mass of the anvil providing a solid work surface ruined by putting it on(comparatively) springy legs?

StephanFowler
04-30-2012, 12:47 PM
But isn't the effect of the mass of the anvil providing a solid work surface ruined by putting it on(comparatively) springy legs?

it's not ruined but CERTAINLY compromised

I wouldn't mind doing some light ornamental work or tweek some horseshoes with a setup like this, but for any serious forging I want a couple hundred pound anvil chained to a solid wood stump

the "accepted wisdom" for anvil size is 8 to 10 times your hammer weight,

I do most of my forging with a 4Lb hammer so would need a 400Lb anvil. I use a 200Lb post anvil which is roughly equivalent to a 4/500Lb English pattern because all of the mass is directly below the work piece.
I can feel a distinct difference in efficiency when I use my 200Lb standard anvil.