Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Build An Anvil Stand

Pine lumber is plenty adequate for anvil stands.

Anvil stands are used to hold anvils a few inches off of the ground for metal work. They are often made out of wood or metal. Wooden anvil stands are often used for personal use. They will absorb a lot of the energy produced from pounding and reduce the stress that could be applied to a cement floor. Anvil stands that are made from wood are much cheaper than metal stands and will last a long time if built properly. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Set the two 8 1/2-inch boards on edge, parallel and spaced 11 inches apart. Set the two 11-inch boards perpendicularly between them on edge so they're spaced 5 1/2 inches apart. The corners should be flush. Screw through the 8 1/2-inch boards and into the ends of the 11-inch boards. Use eight screws for this task so two screws enter each end of the 11-inch boards.

2. Position the two timbers on end and against each other. Position the frame from the previous step around the timbers. The top edge of the frame should be 1 1/2 inch above the top ends of the timbers. Insert eight screws through each 11-inch board so eight screws enter each timber, four on either side that is against the 11-inch boards.

3. Set a 20 1/2-inch board against the timber so it is below the 8 1/2-inch board on the stand. The bottom edge of the 20 1/2-inch board should be flush with the bottom end of the timber. The ends of the board should each be 7 1/2 inches away from the sides of the timber. Screw the board to the timber using four screws. Repeat this process on the opposite side of the stand using the last board. These boards will keep the stand from tipping over.

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