Dampen anvil sound?

Hmmm... is it posible to dampen the PLING in the anvil and not make the anvil more jumpy at the same time? :>

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I've read about somebody using a sheet of lead under the anvil.
Tomas Wilhelmsson wrote:

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Tomas Wilhelmsson wrote:

Easily done. Tie, bolt, clamp, fix, attach, whatever, your anvil to whatever you're using for a base, or simply attach a magnet under the heel - either method will greatly reduce an anvil's ring. If these methods are unpalatable, foam ear plugs are cheap and effective.
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On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 06:18:45 -0500, Tom Stovall wrote:

Thanks to all that answered, ive tried the magnet trick and it works gr8 ... just that it will maybe be in the way from time to time and i dont have a strong enough magnet to hold itself where i put it ;P
If i can get some lead (does it realy spell like that?) i will try that ... but how thick does it have to be ... just like a sheet metal or? :>
Thanks again and have a good day :>
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Yes, sheet metal. Usually somewhat thicker than other sheet metals, as it's pretty weak and soft - should be available as a roof flashing material. And it is spelled that way in English, as are several other words which are pronounced differently and mean different things. It's not an especially rational language...
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I wrapped a whole bunch of chain around my anvil. Sort of worked. Then someone on this NG told me to put sheet lead under it. I tried that, wow, it worked a lot better. Plus, without all that chain my anvil looks better. In my area sheet lead is available at a large independent hardware store chain called McLendon's. You only need a square foot or so.
Grant
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Tomas Wilhelmsson wrote:

I stuck mine to the stump with a layer of RTV Silicone.
It's a 232# Peter Wright that rang like a bell. now it sounds like a cheap cast iron anvil.
That's a good thing.
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Drop a bolt in the pritchel hole.
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