Made this Blacksmith anvil round table. Comments?

I made this round "anvil table". Made of a piece of 3" thickness steel
with holes drilled around the perimeter. (this is a blind flange) The
holes could be useful for hanging tongs etc.
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Legs are made of structural tubing, not plumbing pipe. Everything
welded with 7018.
Now I am wondering if those can sell. I hve a bunch of these flanges
and, I hope, this can be useful for someone.
They weigh 350 lbs each.
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Loading thread data ... (Curt Welch) wrote in news:20140329140746.983$
What's the area of the feet (tubing ends)? It probably needs 1" plate disks welded on each foot to spread the load or and impact loads will chip or dent most floor surfaces.
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Ian Malcolm
The tubes are about 3" thick.
I would think that with 350 lbs of weight, any impact by a hammer will be well dissipated.
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I don't know what the wall thickness of the tubing is but if it is 3/16 and open at the end then the pressure on the floor from the tube end is about 66 PSI. Someone hammering over one of the legs could chip a concrete floor. Welding a disc on the bottom of the leg would help ameliorate this. On the other hand, open leg bottoms would help the legs dig into a dirt floor, which some may find desirable. Eric
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I don't think you grasp how hard blacksmiths hit metal. 350 lbs won't slow it down enough.
Are the tubes tubes, or sold 3" stock? If they are hollow tubes, and just open on the end, they will likely cause damage to most floors as a blacksmith hits on it. But, one could place a piece of plywood or something similar under it, to protect the floor.
I have one anvil stand with round pipe legs and no feet, but I welded a plate over the ends to seal them up and distribute the weight over the whole cross section area of the pipe. And, in my shop, I keep it on plywood.
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Curt Welch

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