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Sam Salvati
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I know this really belongs in tools and toolmaking, but I am very proud of it and want to show it here! I liked the steel stand for the peddinghaus anvil so much I decided to also do a steel one for my Jymm Hoffman anvil also. Used some rebar for an industrial look (plus it was available) for the bracing, rectangle tube for the legs and I sacrificed the Brian Brazeal style block anvil to use as the top plate for this stand, which adds about 30 pounds and makes the whole thing very rigid. I wanted to have the stand be the same size as the base of the anvil to allow alot of room around the heel and horn. Kerry my boss suggested the skulls for the feet which I like alot.

 

I was thinking of all kinds of things to put on it, tool holders, racks, bending fork, trays and shelves and little thingies, but then kind of streamlined it, one for a hammer, one for the hardy. I did concede to my brain and make an articulated arm, that can hold different kinds of things on it's end, I only had time tonight to make a little tray for it but I want to make a little T rest that can adjust up and down to act as a helper's hand, and some other things as I think of em. The arm has quite the reach, each arms is 7" making 14" straight out.

 

Anyway, here is photos:

 

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about 20 pounds of steel block (left over top from the Brazeal block anvil) at furthest extension in the tippiest direction of the 3 leg stand, not even a wobble

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Let not the swords of good and free men be reforged into plowshares, but may they rest in a place of honor; ready, well oiled and God willing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants, then "To Arms!" I say, and may the fortunes of war smile upon patriots

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Dude! That is so awesome! I have anvil stand envy.

 

That little tray on the arm would be a great flux tray. A couple of loops on either side would hold the application spoon and the wire brush too.

 

The skull feet are badass bro.

 

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Cool, a swinging cup holder!

 

Your previous one inspired me to get off my butt and build one for myself. Now I may have to steal the cup holder idea, too.

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

Geoff

"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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looks like a great stand,

three legs will keep it straight on nearly any floor, too,

fine work to a beautifull anvil

 

my only point of critic is, it quess it will be very loud, "singing and shouting"

did you try that out?

or do you have some big magnets to put on the horn?

 

best regards

Jokke

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Ingenious design, Sam. It's those little things like the bolt tiedown and arm that make such a huge difference!

 

John

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Thanks fellas!

 

Jokke, this is a very quiet anvil, no ring like a Fisher, no magnets needed :D

Let not the swords of good and free men be reforged into plowshares, but may they rest in a place of honor; ready, well oiled and God willing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants, then "To Arms!" I say, and may the fortunes of war smile upon patriots

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Nice stand, and good lookin anvil. The cross brace will hold tongs fine I think. How about a taller tray/cup for punches/chisels, or a tin can to cool them in. Better yet a double holder for both. Well bolted anvils ring very little and need no magnet or chains. Even my made for music Kohlswa anvil is quiet when bolted down, except for the horn, that still resonated a bit, but nowhere near as bad as unbolted.

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Just curious,any particular reason for the anvil being off set on the base plate..??

Looks good !!

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Cliff you are the first to notice, I offset it so I can use the base plate as an upsetting block.

 

Thanks guys!

 

Martin, that's what the tray on the arm is for, punches and coolant.

Let not the swords of good and free men be reforged into plowshares, but may they rest in a place of honor; ready, well oiled and God willing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants, then "To Arms!" I say, and may the fortunes of war smile upon patriots

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Cliff you are the first to notice, I offset it so I can use the base plate as an upsetting block.

 

Thanks guys!

 

Martin, that's what the tray on the arm is for, punches and coolant.

 

I had that feelin after I asked, good thinkin and good job !!

Dang! now I got a use fer that chunk of 2"layin on the outside bench, or one of those 1 1/4"

thick round cut outs from a past adaptor plate job,CRAP!, another project.. :D

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If ya can't be good don't git caught  !!                                        People who say stuff can't be done need to

                                                                                                        git the hell outta the way of people who do stuff   !!!

Show me a man who is called an expert by his peers         

And I will show you a good man to listen to ......

Show me a man who calls himself an expert

and I will show you an egotistical asshole...............!!

 

                             

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I just eyeballe the angles for the legs, a couple inches out and you really only lose a tiny bit of hieght. It's ok if it comes out shorter, then you can shim underneath the anvil with plywood. This stand is about 3/4" too tall for me, gotta figure out a way to shorten it just a bit.

Let not the swords of good and free men be reforged into plowshares, but may they rest in a place of honor; ready, well oiled and God willing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants, then "To Arms!" I say, and may the fortunes of war smile upon patriots

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