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Project by heldercruz100 posted 12-03-2018 09:33 PM 1010 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My weekend construction of a wood stand stand for my Diy Traintrack Anvil


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-- Helder Cruz





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 12:14 AM

That will get ‘er done! Sturdy stand!

Jim

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#2 posted 12-04-2018 03:53 PM

I’m thinking the opposite. A few blows on top of that anvil and those legs are going to splay out sending everything crashing down in the middle. Think you would need some sort of stretchers or band around those legs to prevent this.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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heldercruz100

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#3 posted 12-04-2018 11:21 PM



I m thinking the opposite. A few blows on top of that anvil and those legs are going to splay out sending everything crashing down in the middle. Think you would need some sort of stretchers or band around those legs to prevent this.

- ohwoodeye


Next weekend Im going to test it, if needed I will add some pieces around the legs for extra stability

-- Helder Cruz

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Lazyman

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#4 posted 12-06-2018 03:17 PM


I m thinking the opposite. A few blows on top of that anvil and those legs are going to splay out sending everything crashing down in the middle. Think you would need some sort of stretchers or band around those legs to prevent this.

- ohwoodeye

I agree. In the video, it looks like you simply drove nails into the endgrain of the legs? Even if you used screws, endgrain is not strong enough to prevent them from eventually pulling out. Even if you add stretchers or or bands to prevent the legs from splaying out, because 2 of the legs are in the same plain, it is also going to be pretty tippy unless you lean that side up against something solid.

A better option for an cheap anvil stand is to simply find a log that is large enough not to tip over and cut it to the desired height.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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