Where might I go for a primer on anvils?
I want one. Not sure yet I need one, but there's the occasional time I want
to hammer something on a solid object. I used to have one that was just
about 12-18" of railroad rail that had a point cut on one end. It had been
ground off to make it rounded, something I would anticipate took someone
quite a few hours to do.
I have seen a couple of used anvils in my area at garage sales for around
$200. I believe they were antiques. In the southern Utah area I live, I
believe I will be able to locate one with a "wanted" ad.
I know there are lots of shapes for lots of purposes. What would be a
"general purpose" anvil? Can you send me to a site where I can start
answering my own questions about anvils?
How much is a "good" anvil worth? That is, something a total newbie would
use, and not the finest or rarest.
Also, most anvils I have seen were mounted on big round pieces of trees. Is
that common, or would a stand mounted in concrete be better. I would think
the wood would take out some of the vibrations and shock. But I'm just
Thanks in advance.
- posted 15 years ago