Ernie, or anyone else that might care to chip in --
Where could I find the basic dimensions of a given-sized anvil? I keep mulling around the possibility of making a 4" wide (thick?) anvil, and I've done a lot of studying of the pictures and description Ernie has provided (many thanks!!) -- from which I think I *might* be able to guess about how tall, long, etc. to make it ... but I wouldn't mind having somewhat more exact dimensions to work with. I realize that probably the dimensions can vary considerably depending on personal preference ... but I'd love to know what the personal preference of some knowledgeable people might be!
What I'd really like to know is any or all of the following, for a 4" anvil:
How tall should it be? How long should the flat top be? How long should the horn be? What is the largest diameter of the horn? How wide is the narrowest part of the body (ie, where it tapers in from the horn and from the heel)? How wide is the base (where it tapers back out)? Approximately how far in from the end of the heel should the hardie hole be located? Are there any other dimensions that would be helpful / critical for making an anvil?
TIA for any input. If you have a favorite anvil and go to the trouble to measure it to answer these questions, a triple TIA!!!