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    It has been a good day . I picked up 5 post anvil stands today from John Adams at Rochester Welding. John is the owner of Tunnel Mill and has many blacksmithing events each year. I then took the anvil steels and stands to Ron Hrstka home and proceName:  steel.jpg
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    I put together my post anvil this morning. Here is the one I am keeping.

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    and some corrected pics

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    Looking good Randy,, he's Ron doing ain't heard from him n a while. Your going to need a truck to haul around your stuff to meets now. Tc
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    Looking good Randy,, he's Ron doing ain't heard from him n a while. Your going to need a truck to haul around your stuff to meets now. Tc
    He has a truck but he will need a much larger one. That is a lot of steel.
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    I would round those edges a little more & on one edge make a large radius round over. What thickness that square tubeings walls? It might be a good idea to put sand in the tube to help take the shock. You don't want the anvil portion moving in the stand you lose a lot of energy when it is not solid. What ever you chose to do I am sure it will work for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slawman View Post
    I would round those edges a little more & on one edge make a large radius round over. What thickness that square tubeings walls? It might be a good idea to put sand in the tube to help take the shock. You don't want the anvil portion moving in the stand you lose a lot of energy when it is not solid. What ever you chose to do I am sure it will work for you.

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    Yup, still to be done is grinding 2 radius on the narrow sides , a 1/4" and a 1/2".
    On the other 2 long edges I think they will be slightly rounded. Some kids broke into my garage and stole a bunch of stuff including a new angle grinder so gotta get another one to do this.

    I am essentially copying the design from Charlie Lewis. He used pea gravel and wedges and has had no ill effect for the past several years so I will try that and see how it works for me.
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