fine bit of wood

  1. zeppelin builder

    zeppelin builder Member

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    got round to cutting the oak block for my anvil today been sitting around for about 10 years brackets to make next 20200325_125252.jpg
     
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    That's a lovely stump.

    I declare "stump" is word of the day! :artist:

    Stump
     
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  3. brightspark

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    brackets or staples :laughing:staples normally used across the corners
     
  4. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Nice anvil is the top face original
     
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  5. zeppelin builder

    zeppelin builder Member

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    i repaired the edges but top is untouched
    slightly hollowed , it came out a horse cart workshop about 240 pounds weight
    have a lot of tinsmiths stakes that fit the hardy hole
     
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  6. Windy Miller Forum Supporter

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    Two pritchel holes - how extravagant!
     
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    How the other half live eh, Andy? :D
     
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  8. Windy Miller Forum Supporter

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    Indeed! Such luxuries I can only dream of!
     
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  9. zeppelin builder

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    just like the local pasty from forfar , one hole is plain ,two holes denote onion
    well ive been told that one sometimes needs a rest
     
  10. bourbon Member

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    I wouldn't use staples, There isn't much 'land' where they need to go, you will risk splitting the wood even if you predrill. Make up some brackets that go around the 'legs' of the anvil and screw them on with coach bolts to the side of the block
     
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    Where do they grow square trees?....
     
  12. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    In the next forest to the telegraph pole trees.
     
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  13. zeppelin builder

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    next to the long extinct "Braintree "
     
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    Nice block of wood, may pay to band it before one of those shakes makes it into two lumps of wood :thumbup:

    Bob
     
  15. zeppelin builder

    zeppelin builder Member

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    do you think elm wood be more suitable
    have you ever tried to split an elm ,its like it got rebar through it
     
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    elm would be the traditional choice
     
  17. bourbon Member

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    The one Paul is working on is elm. the other one is just a bit of soft wood forge.jpg
     
  18. zeppelin builder

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    settled on big staples made out 1/2 rebar
    drilled undersized, holes in 6, inches at an angle then set a bit of angle on top and welded it 20200326_161925.jpg
     
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