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A Pretty Cool Anvil

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Browsing through the Anvilfire collection I found the following:

 

http://www.anvilfire.com/anvils/donated_027.php

 

Looks like a Dwarvish spirit has been captured.

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I've been meaning to make one of those for years now.....with a matching post vise and hand hammer.

 

Ric

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Is there an anvil making class in the future? :)

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I would put money on that anvil being a cast iron novelty. That face looks to me like an early Disney cartoon.

Apologies for my negative comment, but that image, or similar, have been floating around the internet for ages, and always struck me as being off.

-Dan

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I would put money on that anvil being a cast iron novelty. That face looks to me like an early Disney cartoon.

Apologies for my negative comment, but that image, or similar, have been floating around the internet for ages, and always struck me as being off.

-Dan

 

Not so much off as odd.

The one in Nuremberg is quite nice...the others I have seen with grotesques have been of lesser quality of forging/carving.

 

In D'allemagne's book "Decorative Antique Ironwork ISBN: 9780486220826" you can see other such work on tools and objects.

 

Howie,

Forging a proper anvil is not for the faint of heart...even a 20 pounder.

 

Ric

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I wonder if the likes of Nimba would pack a sand casting of an original carving...

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I wonder if the likes of Nimba would pack a sand casting of an original carving...

 

I plan on something similar to that, but doing it in house here.

 

Ric

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I really hope to get a chance to take a wootz class from you someday but a custom carved anvil making class would be a close second for sure.

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