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Is anyone willing to sell an anvil or forge (I don't care what kind) for under $40


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I am looking for an anvil or forge I do not care about the type, but the anvil must be at least be 10 lbs. Since I am on a tight budget If I can get an Anvil and forge for under $40 each I will be in good shape. Please message me if you are willing to sell.

 

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i see people on blacksmithing trading post groups on facebook selling starter kits for around that price Andrew. I just saw one posted Sunday for 40 bucks for a small RR track anvil 2 pairs of tongs and a hammer or 2. But they sell superrrr fast. Like instantly... lol

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$40 would buy a pretty big piece of steel at a scrap yard. a 6" square by foot or two long piece, stood one end, would be better for knife making than the 100lb peter wright anvil I use. The more I forge knives on a London pattern anvil, the more I think I should just get myself a big hunk of bar stock. The shape seems more useful.

 

A simple coal forge can be built out of some pretty cheap/free materials. I'd spend the money on something hard and heavy to use as an anvil, and scrounge for a way to hold the fire.

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You can easily build a forge for that much money, look around on the internet for plans. For an anvil, dig around at your local scrap yard for something, like Brian said. RR track works, but not ideal and it's stupid loud. Just look for some steel that's as heavy as possible, with a flat surface for pounding your steel.

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a 20 pound sledge hammer from a yard sale?

 

Dr. Evermore may have some larger bits around

http://worldofdrevermor.com

 

or down the road:

http://www.delaneyssurplus.com

They have a large yard and may have something of use.

 

Ric

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Stump anvil and fuller for $47.50 +shipping

http://www.oldworldanvils.com/anvils/stump.html

 

The forge you can make from scrap and plumbing parts from Home Depot

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Ric

That's the ticket right there. If you got a big cross peen hammer, you could flip it over and have a bottom fuller when you needed it.

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