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    Question Starter Anvil

    Would this be a decent Anvil to start with? Comments and suggestions appriceated. Need something solid to WHACK bolsters into place

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenSwerid View Post
    Would this be a decent Anvil to start with? Comments and suggestions appriceated. Need something solid to WHACK bolsters into place
    A good starter would be about 75-100LB


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    So more like this one. Thanks Marko!

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    If you can find an old one locally, I would go for that instead. You will get a better quality with an old one and probably a larger on too.

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    The first one you posted is also Cast Iron. It would be more of an Anvil-Shaped-Object, rather than an anvil.

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    Check around at farm auctions, and scrap yards. I got mine at a scrap yard. 125 pound ACME circa 1907 for $100. Still looking for a bigger one.


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    For what you want forget about the cast iron ones, the dent way to easily and absorb most of your force.
    Go to a local scrapyard and look around, you may not find an anvil, but a good solid chunk of steel with a flat face will do you fine.
    You may be able to get something for scrap prices, which would be heavier and less expensive.
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    I poured 80# of concrete around the angle part of a forklift fork yesterday. I don't plan on doing a lot of forging, but think this will serve my needs well. A local forklift repair shop gave me the fork, and the quikcrete was $7.00.

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    I was looking on kijiji.ca and used ones were going for around $400. That's out of my budget right now. I'll take a look for a scrap yard and see if I can find an old piece of railroad rail or something 'Anvil' like.

    Thanks for all the advice guys!

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    Discount cast iron anvil will probably be lumpy too, so you would need something big enough to flatten it first. After that you'd need a bucket of one of those "cold" case-hardening products. And it still wouldn't be a very good anvil.

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