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    Anvil Stand

    When my Father-in-Law passed away in 1999 one of the things I inherited was his 80lb anvil. Being the professional procrastinator, I cobbled together this piece of art from 2x4's Promising to build a better one later.

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    I finally got off my duff when I came across some 1" plywood with black laminate on both sides.

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    I miter cut 4 identical sides, added biscuits glued it together (you can't see them in the pictures) but there are angle iron brackets inside at top and bottom corners to strengthen the miter joints.

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    At my age I don't want to being lifting anvils, I've been hanging on to these 4" casters for several years,

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    I cut the end off and drilled another mounting hole

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    I mounted the wheels about " above the base so that it sets flat on the floor but when you tilt it back the wheels lift it off the ground and it rolls free.

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    I very happy with the way it turned out.

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    Very nice.
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    I'd be happy also, looks real nice. Do you do blacksmithing?
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    I wonder why this makes me think of Wile E. Coyote....?

    Nice job Dan!

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    That's some interesting plywood. Sure ought to do the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Douglass View Post
    Do you do blacksmithing?
    I do metal work, but not Blacksmithing with a forge and hammer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    That's some interesting plywood. Sure ought to do the job.
    There is a place near our bus garage in Seatttle, I don't know if it's a cabinet shop or what (there is no sign) but every now and then they put out these wood pieces with a free sign, some are really nice, I just stop my bus, put on my four way flashers, open the baggage bin and load it up!

    I made this cutting board from some scraps I found there.
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    nice very nice!
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    thats a old one dan. havnt seen a horn that long before??
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    A good anvil is one tool I'd love to have!

    Does that anvil have a hardy hole? (A square hole for holding tools) or does it have a pritchel? (A round hole for punching through piece of metal) It sure has a nice look to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Burton View Post
    I wonder why this makes me think of Wile E. Coyote....?
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    I agree with the others...that's a great stand, Dan.
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