After spending the past two years forging on a 70lb NC Tools farrier anvil, I felt it was time for an upgrade. As anyone moderately familiar with blacksmithing tools is aware, anvils have become both scarce and expensive. After a good amount of research I concluded a brand new anvil could be had for roughly the same price as a used "antique". After speaking to Steve Fontanini of Rathole Forge, my mind was made up, I wanted the 250lb anvil. I liked every aspect about it: the German style body with side-shelf, the beefier American style horn, and the upsetting block. With that decided it was time for a stand. I had already built a very similar stand in the past for my smaller NC tools anvil, and couldn't really think of much to improve upon. I'm a firm believer in triangular bases as they stand firm regardless how un-level the floor may be. I did however decide this time to put the 2 leg section on the horn side of the anvil as it is more likely to be struck horizontally.

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Tools & Products - In order of appearance


 

Fontanini 250lb Anvil

Fontanini 250lb Anvil

JET 8x14 Bandsaw

JET 8x14 Bandsaw

Magswitch Pivot Angle 1000

Magswitch Pivot Angle 1000

Dewalt - Flexvolt Miter Saw

Dewalt - Flexvolt Miter Saw

Dewalt XR Brushless Drill

Dewalt XR Brushless Drill

Sculpt Nouveau - Copper Plate

Sculpt Nouveau - Copper Plate

Self Healing Mat

Self Healing Mat

Craftool Swivel Knife

Craftool Swivel Knife

Tandy Wing Divider

Tandy Wing Divider

Dewalt DWE4011 Angle Grinder

Dewalt DWE4011 Angle Grinder

Jet Belt & Disc Sander

Jet Belt & Disc Sander


Lincoln Electric Powermig 210

Lincoln Electric Powermig 210

DeWalt DW872 Cold Saw

DeWalt DW872 Cold Saw

Lincoln Electric Sq wav tig 200

Lincoln Electric Sq wav tig 200

SC Johnson Paste Wax

SC Johnson Paste Wax

Cork Backed Ruler

Cork Backed Ruler

Letter & Number set

Letter & Number set

Aussie Leather conditioner

Aussie Leather conditioner

Pferd SG-PLUS cutoff disc

Pferd SG-PLUS cutoff disc

ISOtunes Bluetooth hearing protection ("ZHF" for $10 off)

ISOtunes Bluetooth hearing protection ("ZHF" for $10 off)

Lincoln Electric Viking Hotrod hood

Lincoln Electric Viking Hotrod hood

Nova Voyager Drill Press

Nova Voyager Drill Press

Lincoln Electric 375 Air Plasma Cutter

Lincoln Electric 375 Air Plasma Cutter

Lincoln Electric Inferno Torch

Lincoln Electric Inferno Torch

Olaf Rotary Cutter

Olaf Rotary Cutter

Basic Leather stamping kit

Basic Leather stamping kit

Gearwrench Tap and Die Set

Gearwrench Tap and Die Set

Pferd Polifan strong

Pferd Polifan strong

Magswitch multi angle 1000

Magswitch multi angle 1000

Certiflat Fab Block

Certiflat Fab Block

Digital T- Bevel

Digital T- Bevel

Pheer PH454 Flat Platten

Pheer PH454 Flat Platten

Tandy Veg Tan leather

Tandy Veg Tan leather

Craftool Edge Beveler (No 2.)

Craftool Edge Beveler (No 2.)

X-ACTO knife

X-ACTO knife

Super awesome ZH Fabrications T-shirt

Super awesome ZH Fabrications T-shirt