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    Forge,Anvil,Vise,Drill etc

    For a man's job.

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    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"

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    It's fun for the whole family. I like the coal forge
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    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


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    But isn't the effect of the mass of the anvil providing a solid work surface ruined by putting it on(comparatively) springy legs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    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.

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