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Help a newbie? #8070321 11/30/20 08:50 PM
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I’m building a little hobby forge.

Everybody says to get the biggest anvil you can afford. I would like to know what anvil and stand y’all are using, because y’all obviously know what you’re doing.

My current choice of anvil is the Rigid 275#, but I won’t be able to lift that. Cliff Carroll’s Anvil Stump is the stand I like.

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Re: Help a newbie? [Re: Cast] #8070531 11/30/20 10:40 PM
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What? Is this proprietary information?


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Re: Help a newbie? [Re: Cast] #8070853 12/01/20 02:06 AM
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Heck I use a piece of railroad on a wooden stump

Re: Help a newbie? [Re: Cast] #8071012 12/01/20 03:32 AM
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When I had a forge and anvil, the Anvil was an old Hay Budden that weighed around 215 pounds. I had it sitting on big stump from a Mulberry tree. My shoulders are just too worn out to be swinging a big ole hammer against hot steel so I sold the hole set up.


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Re: Help a newbie? [Re: Cast] #8071295 12/01/20 01:32 PM
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Whole not hole. The W on my laptop sticks every now and then realmad


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I've had mine so long I forget where I bought it and how much it weighs, but I can't lift it. I forge very little theses days, my neighbors don't appreciate the pounding. I use mine daily for various things, mostly to stamped my makers mark on my blades. I wish I could help you. If you ever want need some steel cable for cable Damascus, I have plenty of it, just come and get it. I have several hundred pounds left; free to anyone that wants it.

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Originally Posted by bjankowski
I've had mine so long I forget where I bought it and how much it weighs, but I can't lift it. I forge very little theses days, my neighbors don't appreciate the pounding. I use mine daily for various things, mostly to stamped my makers mark on my blades. I wish I could help you. If you ever want need some steel cable for cable Damascus, I have plenty of it, just come and get it. I have several hundred pounds left; free to anyone that wants it.


Love to try cable Damascus but don’t have a mig welder to tie up the ends.


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Re: Help a newbie? [Re: Cast] #8071466 12/01/20 03:09 PM
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Here’s the anvil I like.

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Re: Help a newbie? [Re: Cast] #8071472 12/01/20 03:12 PM
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Maybe look on Craigslist before shelling out that kind of money.


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Originally Posted by postoak
Maybe look on Craigslist before shelling out that kind of money.


That’s the anvil I want. It has features I like and it’s heavy enough to do most any small job.

I’ll check CL but don’t usually enjoy the experience.


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Re: Help a newbie? [Re: MikeC] #8071481 12/01/20 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeC
Whole not hole. The W on my laptop sticks every now and then realmad


How do you make those beautiful blades without forge and anvil? I think I’m missing something.


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There's a 65 pound Atlas bladesmith anvil for $300 on EBay.



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Originally Posted by Cast
Originally Posted by MikeC
Whole not hole. The W on my laptop sticks every now and then realmad


How do you make those beautiful blades without forge and anvil? I think I’m missing something.


Stock removal

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Whole not hole. The W on my laptop sticks every now and then realmad


How do you make those beautiful blades without forge and anvil? I think I’m missing something.


Stock removal


Yes sir!!


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I started with a hay budden that was about 125. Now i have a Nimba centurion. Both used the same stand, which was 4x4s screwed together. I wouldnt look for anything under 100lbs for bladesmithing


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Stock removal here too! My back can't take swinging a hammer and my shop is hot enough in the summertime without the fire!ha

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Originally Posted by postoak
There's a 65 pound Atlas bladesmith anvil for $300 on EBay.



They kill you on shipping. New gets free shipping.


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Good luck sir

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Thanks guys.


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You might try Texas Farrier Supply. They have stores in Weatherford and Kennedale.

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