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Old 04-28-2011, 10:31 AM
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I picked up a Hay Budden anvil about a month ago on Craigs List. After looking at the anvil stands on I Forge Iron I decided to copy some of their ideas and build a proper stand for this ancient beauty. The anvil only weighs 104# so the "anvil people" call this a small one. I suppose they are right but anything that I can't pick up is a big one to me. I don't do any forging but have just always wanted a decent anvil and finally found one that I did not have to take out a second mortgage on the house to buy. Anyway here is the stand that I came up with.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:49 AM
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I like, nice job there.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:59 AM
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James, that looks just like my little Hay Budden except mine is still au naturel with most of the rust it has earned and maybe a little rougher.
It is also only a 75 pounder or thereabouts, which I like because it can keep me company sitting on my welding table until I get tired or it & then I can move it outside without straining my gizzard.

I'm sure you'll be really pleased with your acquisition.
The stand looks very good too.
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Nice stand. any other pic's of the anvil?
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:33 PM
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Here's a few. The serial number on the front foot is 182314 which I was told meant that it was made in 1911.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:48 PM
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Happy hundredth birthday Mr Anvil, I'm sure you look better than your maker.
Oh ya, the stand looks good too.
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Anyway here is the stand that I came up with.
and a very lovely anvil, too.
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Are you going to line the angle frame where the anvils sits with some kind of rubber or felt strips to aid the keeping the sound down some when you are beating the crap out something?
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:36 AM
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Nice job on the stand!

That is a nice size anvil for general use. Absent any two man sledge hammer tag team forging, it should do a fine job for you.

I also have a "smaller" 75 lb. HB that sits on my bench. Easily the best quality anvil of the several that I have owned.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:36 AM
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Are you going to line the angle frame where the anvils sits with some kind of rubber or felt strips to aid the keeping the sound down some when you are beating the crap out something?
Yes I placed a piece of plywood between the anvil and the stand as a shock absorber.
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