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Anvil stand from a solid block of wood.
and a gift from a LJ friend.

My friend Thomas was kind to offer me some beautiful wood for a new anvil stand and I had the chance to visit him in his shop.

The project included, Thomas running a few chainsaws, a router sled build, a few beers and the wonderful smell of wood.

You can read more in the blog:

1. Anvil stand.
2. Thomas cutting the log.
3. Back in the shop.
4. Router sled in action.
5. Hollowing out.
6. Sound damping.

Perhaps this can inspire others to make tolls.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 05-07-2017 03:37 PM

Did LJ change picture sizes? It becomes blurry…

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 05-07-2017 04:15 PM

LJ’s is very slow but no blurred pictures .
Good looking anvil stand but those bands got to go .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 05-07-2017 04:24 PM

Really nice anvil stand and a really nice friend you have!

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#4 posted 05-07-2017 04:51 PM

Very nicely made stand, I like the shop exorbing of the wood. I made one out of metal at school, kids would have burned holes in a wood one just to see it smoke.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 05-07-2017 05:01 PM

LJ s is very slow but no blurred pictures .
Good looking anvil stand but those bands got to go .


- kiefer

I totally agree with kiefer.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#6 posted 05-07-2017 05:30 PM

That’s a cool project, and a nice end to your other post about the visit.
I like all the tools hanging on the side.

-- -Will, FoundSheep Designs

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#7 posted 05-07-2017 05:30 PM

Realy beautiful piece of wood and you’ve done quite good router job. Great thing you used also all sides of it for tool holders, smart ’’on the way’’ idea.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 05-07-2017 05:55 PM

This is very nice setup, Mads. I love your shop and I can only imagine how much you love it. May you always be happy in your work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 05-07-2017 11:02 PM

very nice!!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#10 posted 05-07-2017 11:17 PM

Cool blog. I like what you did with the block of wood, nice shape and the recess of the anvil. Also a great idea how you hung the tools on it. The bands however and don’t take this the wrong way, I know everybody does things for a reason but the bands are not playing the right music with the rest of the build.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 05-08-2017 12:15 AM

Wow, that is no ordinary stand but a multi purpose holder, too. Nice work mads!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 05-08-2017 01:38 AM

Oh Paaleez!!!! this man Mafe only does HONEST work all the time, uses the materials to hand, lives within his means and always gets us thinking about how to make the best of a situation and saw the need for these bands as restraints against further wood movement. This is craft work here not “Fine Art” I am with you here Mafe.
Best wishes from Hobart.
Ron——now a lathe butcher.

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#13 posted 05-08-2017 01:42 AM

Routing out the base for the foot of the anvil was a nice touch. ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#14 posted 05-08-2017 12:45 PM

love it very nice !!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#15 posted 05-08-2017 01:46 PM


-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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