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Anvil stand

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Western anvil came from CarlH15A4EC97-4F7C-422D-83F7-305859472C7A.thumb.jpeg.d04d5457ee2f06b3723939ebd07cea47.jpeg

I’ve had it setting on a block of wood that Linda had in the basement. Worked alright but I needed to sit on the roller mechanic stool to use it. 8C49F5B8-3B61-40D1-8341-4BEACA926B01.thumb.jpeg.58ecf41d37ac05c941695dcbc8aa06b7.jpeg

Told my neighbor I needed a stump to make an anvil stand. Shortly a tree service cut white oak in his next door neighbor’s yard and I got a call to come pick up my stump. We debarked and let it dry on my shop porch until this week. D467F7E7-39D3-447A-85DF-5E5278178BE2.thumb.jpeg.1879c22650e28734416794fe7ab4558a.jpeg

I watched a YouTube video on cutting an anvil stump/stand to correct height. 064C435C-409E-4EB7-8BDC-FBA1FEA47602.thumb.jpeg.46a6060259b5154942204708e7e5909a.jpeg 

With 2x4s secured in decent level I turned it on it’s side.C600099C-EBB9-4812-A28F-2324FC860E8A.thumb.jpeg.a83eb2b6be35bdb8d660801f976801bd.jpeg

for my neighbor to saw w/his 20” bar Stihl 330. Turned out pretty well for couple of novicesEF8FAC51-D6E1-4666-A1BE-114FE485E658.thumb.jpeg.bbec38c2533ea975ba750be200f9c753.jpeg

Already used it and I can tell you anvil at correct height is way more useful and easier on your back44F0ECB8-DC1E-49BF-9E0A-F42B652333CC.thumb.jpeg.25d4096d4328a735b037c183a0f01e1c.jpeg

Will need to knock off a bit of the center of the underside as it has a slight wobble. Neighbor has a belt sander.,.



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Beautiful anvil!  How much does it weigh ?    The shop is looking great,   

Thanks Ken in Mi

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Ken, I've not weighed it but think 100-110#.  Western anvils were rough molten, not polished like Trenton, Peter Wright, Mousehole others. It rings good and has not been abused. Now to secure it to the stump. Thank you for the shop compliment. gene

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