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Project by Don W posted 05-16-2014 07:21 PM 1791 views 0 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s not to many projects where you get to use a chainsaw, a mallet from a mallet swap, chisels, a welder, and your LN #62. But here is one of them.

This was what I had before,

It was to low. Plus I needed a place for the blacksmith vise. This piece came in on a load of logs, and the inspiration just struck.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com





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ToddJB

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#1 posted 05-16-2014 07:25 PM

Sweet set up. I love that anvil. I keep looking but people want kings ransoms for them. Does the lower limb have a purpose other than looks?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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Don W

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#2 posted 05-16-2014 07:29 PM

I just left the limb as an additional shelf. A place to set the hammer so I don’t have to bend all the way to the floor I guess.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#3 posted 05-16-2014 07:33 PM

Perfect.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#4 posted 05-16-2014 07:39 PM

Nice work Don, certain this will serve you well… Thanks for sharing

-- Dan

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terryR

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#5 posted 05-16-2014 07:45 PM

Looks like a great place to swing a hammer!
The lower shelf is nicely done, Don!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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woodcox

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#6 posted 05-16-2014 07:51 PM

That is probably the coolest shop log I’ve seen Don.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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WayneC

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#7 posted 05-16-2014 08:01 PM

Love it. I want a large anvil for my shop. Been on the list for a while.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 05-16-2014 08:07 PM

I see an anvil on CL like yours, I’d love to have it but they want $300 for it.
Nice setup there.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Brit

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#9 posted 05-16-2014 08:18 PM

Much better Don. I like the holder for your club hammer. Now get bashing. :o)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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summerfi

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#10 posted 05-16-2014 08:31 PM

Nice job Don. It’s good you now have a place to do the delicate work.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- "Of all the tools I own, my favorite is a good sharp pocket knife." - My Dad

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Hammerthumb

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#11 posted 05-16-2014 10:30 PM

Great shop log Don. You could probably market those for some good $!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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chrisstef

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#12 posted 05-16-2014 10:32 PM

Shop log and the iron banana all intertwined, I love it!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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woodchuckerNJ

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#13 posted 05-16-2014 11:02 PM

Damn that’s one ugly colored anvil. Red would be easier on the eyes… :-)

I could not find a decent anvil, so I picked up some rail and am using that. Smaller work, but it’s hard unlike the crap they sell today thats soft, unless you pay a grand.

-- Jeff NJ

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bhog

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#14 posted 05-16-2014 11:52 PM

I was wondering about that mallet the other day and whether it was still alive. I use the one that you sent me quite often , it resides on my bench. Nice work Don.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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HillbillyShooter

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#15 posted 05-17-2014 12:09 AM

Perfect anvil stand.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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