Guys, I am wondering how to make a custom anvil.
I have so many anvils as it is, but they're all pretty bland and uninspiring, so it's hard to bargain them to other anvil hoarders. I just want to be rid of them.
Any tips appreciated.
Don't customize your anvils. It will only decrease their value. What you need to do is find people who know their shit (aka blacksmiths. you know, poeple that actually use anvils) and sell to them.
Anvils are designed certain ways for certain reasons. They are tools, not collectibles. If you try to sell a customized one to someone who knows their shit, they will just laugh and walk away.
Unless your anvils are cheap cast iron capped shit that noone wants anyway. Then do wtf you want, they aren't worth any more then their scrap value anyway.
well atleast the finnish made lokomo's are very hard to get since there are guys that don't even use them they just hoard them and sell them with 10 - 15 euros/kg so they are expensive as fuck nowdays
allthough they are def. worth the money since they endure fucking everything
You hoarding fuckers are the worst, sooner people actually need told to get things done and here you are asking how to ruin then and make it so no one will ever want your shut even when you die and your family true to clean up your trash. Fuck you.
Smithing is like welding and machining. Either shit the money for quality equipment, relentlessly acquire knowledge to score it for less than retail, or find another interest.
BTW you can pad weld, hardface, and grind or have ground even badly worn old anvils to make them quite useful. I don't bother smithing because waste of time artshit but I weld and machine. Get with those who can improve what you have after studying what you need.
In funland you can get a Eastern block anvil for half the prize of a Lokomo. Check out the guys that scavenge blacksmithing shit from Estonia and even deeper in the darkness. Häntäpenkkejä ja alasimia lokomoja halvemmalla...
It's just one guy trying to make the next big meme.