I guess you could say I’m stumped. I have been leveling off the top and bottom of my future anvil stump by hand. I tried to do this the way it may have been done one-hundred and fifty years ago. But I gave up and pulled out my router.
I decided to mill the top down usng my router. I created a sled for the router and screwed 2×4″ boards to the stump. The 2x4s were leveled so the top would be parallel to the floor when finished. So far so good. Now all’s I need is an anvil.
Even though I don’t have a big anvil,I do have a little railroad rail I made into an anvil. I will have to use that for now. Also I can still use the stump for forming metal by carving forms into the stump or making wooden forms that I can use on the stump.
Either way I am excited to have a surface to hammer on that will not move or flex.