OK. Because of the recommendations here on RCM I bought that anvil
from HF. Got it home and then read the thread about looking for used
anvils. If the volume of the ring is proportional to the quality of
the anvil then this is a good one. And the hammer bounces back nicely
too. So, I need to mount this thing to something. And the horn is
really rough so I think it needs grinding. Some folks bolt the anvil
to a stump and drag that around the shop. Is there something better?
Or, rather, are there better mounts for different situations? There's
no way to bolt this sucker down and based on the ring may be fairly
hard. So it will either need to be welded to mounts or clamped to the
mount. Since the horn is gonna get ground is there any particular
shape to strive for? And should it be real smooth? And shouldn't the
flat surface also be pretty smooth?
- posted 17 years ago