Anvil stand

Sam Salvati

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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:

































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
 

Martin Schutte

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Hell Sam that looks very nice! I think with the Brian Brazeal "Base" in there it gives it more weight! Have you forged with it and does this setup work for you!? Again that is a purdy sturdy stand!

Martin
 

C Craft

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Sam I really like it! I have thought of something similar but I got a feeling the (solid base or top of the anvil stand) is key to making it work well. The mass and weight are both in your favor.!:35:
 

Sam Salvati

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Thanks fellas. The little dish is for holding my scotch while I forge.

Mr Craft solid top is ideal but you can get around it with bracing. I made another stand for my little Peddinghaus, and had to put a strut right to underneath it, used only 1/4" plate for the top and it's VERY solid.
 
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