As some of you know, I have been dabbling with knife making the last year or so, with some mild success (meaning one quality knife out of 5). I decided that while that is fun, stock removal is, well, limiting. So I have decided I wanted to try forging using a forge and an anvil. As you may not know, anvils have skyrocketed in price ever since the show Forged in Fire came on the air (or cable, I guess), so it would be insane to buy an anvil only to find out you actually hate it. After much wandering on the internet, I came across an idea that seemed to be right up my alley, and I had all of the materials I needed on hand at the house for zero out of pocket cost. Bonus! I have made a very temporary post anvil out of a 6x6 piece of lumber and two pieces of 1/4" angle iron and some bolts. I sunk it in a bucket of concrete. EDIT: Pause while i try to get the stupid picture to post.