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    Default Jewellers anvil

    My new anvil made in Victoria (Australia) very high quality inexplicably better than the various foreign examples that can be had

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    That's a beauty. Hope you get lots of pleasure using it. Dennis.

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    Well done on your new purchase and it looks great!

    I use a heavy engineers vice with a large flat section for my anvil type work, but yours is a better solution.

    I'm also still trying to leverage a full size century old iron anvil out of a farmer friend of mine but they never seem to want to part with them!

    Nick

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    I have 100 kilo + one in the shed, it is a bit big for my bench

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    That is a nice one. I have anvil envy but at the moment trying to move everything round to create a bit of bench space, can’t fill it in again! How big is it?

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    120 mm long
    19 mm wide
    47 mm high
    foot is 55 mm x 36 mm

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    Looks good! Being made in Australia I hope it's more trustworthy than this one:




    (Maybe the clue is never buy a painted one)

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    There's a class of anvils known to some smiths as ASOs - Anvil Shaped Objects. They include those made from cast iron, mild steel and rail track. None of them have a good rebound and some of the cast iron ones can be prone to cracking apart (especially if you really hammer on them).

    If all you need is a hard surface to do some riveting on then they'll probably do, but a nice hardened steel anvil is a joy to use by comparison. I have a nice old 2.5cwt (~125kg) as well as a less nice 40kg anvil - my laptop anvil - which was bought new from Vaughns; never been entirely happy with the hardness of the face on that, although it's OK in a pinch.

    BTW - not all anvils look like traditional anvils. Some of the tinsmiths stakes make useful small anvils; post anvils can be very effective if you don't need a horn and so on.

    Thinking about it, I may have one that size around too... Wonder where I've put it?

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    It is only a little bench anvil although it is surprising how much use they can be, ( my last one disintegrated turned out to be some type metal honeycomb it came from that big country on the border of Pakistan ) i am trying to convince him to make some quality hammers, I will most likely get rough casting and finish them myself

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