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KnifeLife 10-09-2012 02:59 AM

Where can i buy an anvil for forging?
Ive looked everywhere i cant find one.

rocshaman 10-09-2012 03:03 AM

I've seen a few at farm auctions over the years... This might get you started in a direction too.

kytowboater 10-09-2012 03:48 AM

Your google foo is weak...

ScottA 10-09-2012 03:51 AM

Check out farm supply and tack shops. Farrier supply companies as well.

JTJ 10-09-2012 02:54 PM

Google blacksmith anvil. Amazon has them.

Gh0zt36 10-09-2012 03:42 PM

Craigslist . I got a 55lb blacksmith anvil for an old telescope I didnt use anymore.

Eturnsdale 10-09-2012 04:43 PM

They are all over the place depending on where ya live.

Fleamarkets, tack auctions, etc etc.

In the interum, if you are wanting a low cost start,,, My first anvil was a steel I-beam, and my second was a section of railroad track.

c3shooter 10-10-2012 01:24 AM

Yep- Railroad rail comes in different weights. Got an 18" length of the heavy stuff, bored a hole in the top for a pritchel, and one to hold a hardy, used a torch to cut out the web of the rail under one end to make a horn- and have used it for years.

Eturnsdale 10-10-2012 05:50 AM

For about the first two years when I taught myself to do it I never used a hearty or a horn. By the time I thought I needed them Id bought an anvil.

The Ibeam worked pretty well. Welded some strap iron on the sides to reinforce it, then ran some hard face over the top, a little work with a grinder and it worked really well.

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