After looking into different anvils and the prices of them. I decided it would be cheaper to build my own. After all how hard would it be. So I started looking around trash bens and this is what I came up with. I think it came out petty good. All materials used were free the only cost was my time and a few welding rods.
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Step 1: Gathering Materials
6 by 6 by 16 I beam
4 by 11 1/4 by 1 flat bar
Sledge hammer 2 1/2 by 7 1/4
4 pieces 1 1/2 by 5 1/2 round bar
1/8 inch plate 6 by 6
1- gusset cut on a 45- 2 3/4 by 3
Step 2: Welding
Welded the top plate on first.
Step 3: Welding
Next I welded the 1 1/2 inch round bar in. I welded it all the way under the 1 inch plate. Because when you hammer down on I beam it does ring out so I wanted to make it as stout as possible. That worked out pretty good. That blocked out the ringing when hammering.
Step 4: Welding Last Step
I welded the 6 by 6 plate on one end so I could weld the hammer on then I welded the gusset underneath the hammer to give the hammer some support. All in all I think it really turned out well.