How to Buy an Anvil





Introduction: How to Buy an Anvil

Step 1: Find Your Store

Go to Canadian Tire, Princess Auto, TSC, or another hardware store.

Step 2: Go to the Vices Section

Step 3: Find the Anvil

Step 4: Buy the Anvil

Step 5: Start Smithing!



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    Used railroad track that is replaced is common and legal to buy, so get a receipt.

    Taking railroad track from a track in use could cause a de-railment and a disaster, and would fall under the jurisdiction of the US (or substitute the country of your choice) Federal Railroad police. Just don't steal it... There is enough worn out stuff around. One can make a very nice anvil out of a small section of track.

    And for starters a 5 pound anvil isn't bad for a jeweler. but for real iron working 50 to 100 pounds would be a step in the right direction.

    My local Steel supplier will sell you any gauge of rail you want ? it is even listed in the application catalog they give out. I don't know how someone would know the difference between the RR owned track and something I bought at new steel priced. I live in willamette valley oregon, maybe it is a canada thing?

    I don't get how buying an anvil has to do with stealing from a railroad track.

    A enlightening instuctable indeed.

    I must agree its dumb law... But the reason for it it to prevent people from stealing rail from off of the railroad (leftover rail placed on the side). I'm not sure who would enforce it, I do know that you'll be charged if you try to sell it to a scrapyard. I personally would love if it was legal to own such parts (spikes included). But, as my French ancestors would say, "C'est la vie!"

    A Law against owning a particular shape of steel... In the "land of the free"... Weird, just Weird. And it is enforced? By who?

    That's the peter btw. You really should at least tell everyone what to look for in a good anvil, or would you like me to?

    Really?! That's just funny!