Transforming an old sledgehammer from a flea market find into a new blacksmithing tool for my workshop. In this project, I forged a stake anvil using one half of the sledgehammer. The result is a flat stake anvil designed for delicate and precise forging work. While the functionality is there, the shank’s appearance leaves room for improvement, particularly in terms of centering. My attempt to forge the side of the hammer toward the center proved more challenging than expected. Nevertheless, this experiment provided valuable insights, and I look forward to refining my approach in the next iteration. Build video here:

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