The most essential tool for your garage or workshop!

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The DeWalt tool I use:
DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless impact drill -
DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless milling machine -
DEWALT 20V MAX Impact Driver DCf887 -
DEWALT 20V MAX Orbital Sander -
DEWALT 20V MAX 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw with Brake -
DEWALT 20V MAX* Die Grinder, 1-1/2-Inch -
DEWALT 20V MAX Brushless Planer -
DeWalt DCB118 Flexvolt 20V 60V -
Batteries DEWALT 20V/60V MAX*, Premium, 6.0 Ah, 2 pcs -
DEWALT 20V MAX Battery -
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  • Jesse Case

    Jesse Case

    Railroad track has been used for small anvils for a many of years, but you found a way to make them look nice, easy to move around, and the flipping over idea is just brilliant! Plus I assume being wrapped in wood helps take some of the loud ring and ping out of it, but not so much that it deadens it completely. Quality work!!!

  • Andreas M. Wielgoß

    Andreas M. Wielgoß

    Thanks first to Eugen for this excellent video tutorial.

  • Johnnywestoz


    Awesome job! I have an anvil ( anvil shaped object, ASO,) that I made from a piece of rail track, it took me a few weekends to shape it but jeez it has been a handy bit of kit in the workshop. We’ll done to you for an ingenious design and use of the rail track. I’m inspired to make one. Cheers cobber

  • Joni Mari Cruz

    Joni Mari Cruz

    When I was a jeweler I had a foot long piece of rail I used for an anvil. It wasn’t quite as fancy as this but I did take it to a machine shop to get the top perfectly smooth and highly polished. Nice video, thanks! And Happy New Year!

  • Kyle Runyan

    Kyle Runyan

    BRILLIANT idea! LOVE IT! Regular anvils are far too expensive for common people to afford and this would be PERFECT for a garage shop and takes up FAR less space!

  • Zyanid Warfare

    Zyanid Warfare

    Giorno fa

    I had been thinking of ways to get my first anvil and considered the rail method but thought it would be clunky and was just considering trying to buy a cheap anvil somewhere. But this interests me a lot more, I already do a little bit of woodworking so I can just do the rail anvil in the stand like you did here and I’d get to avoid the possible issues with just the plain rail

  • Renegade CruzR

    Renegade CruzR

    I love this Idea. I already use a piece of track as an anvil, but the support to use the top and bottom of the track is awesome. 2 suggestion for you and your viewers: 1) Angle one side of the top of the track into a dull point. This will help when working with some cone or canister shaped items. 2) For eliminating rust (even all the way into those pits) I like to soak any rusty steel or stainless steel in distilled white vinegar for 24 to 48 hours (about $2.00 per gallon). Then broom off with stiff non-metal brush; rinse with water; immediately spray with 90% or greater Isopropyl Alcohol; then dry off with towel or compressed air. It will look new, except for those clean pits. Now ready to be primed and painted with no worry of rust ever bubbling up under the paint. DO NOT use vinegar with alloys or soft metals; the vinegar will eat some of those away or turn it black.

  • yankee2 yankee

    yankee2 yankee

    I have several REAL anvils in my shop, a big one (165 lbs) and a smaller one (70 lbs) which is easier to move around. I find them incredibly useful, for everything from straightening metal pieces to forging iron to splitting kindling for my woodstove (SOLID backup make the job easier). Part of me hates to recommend them, because old ones are getting scarce and expensive, but I'VE GOT MINE, so that's OK! The rail section anvil I see here is a great alternative.

  • Dan Casey

    Dan Casey

    Wonderful and so satisfying to see excellent work performed by master craftspeople with the right tools. Also, your ideas are really clever and the results so attractive. This one would make an excellent gift and I want one, too. Your no-nonsense videos with good views, good lighting and pace are a real joy to watch. Thank you for taking the time, adding a becoming sound track and sharing.

  • Jason Thurston

    Jason Thurston

    I think it looks beautiful and has a lot of uses but I also think the wood comes up so high around the side of it that it makes the side of the anvil less available and I think the side is important for shaping things.

  • Kerry Burns

    Kerry Burns

    I was wondering right to the end, but because as a blacksmith in Yorkshire I had a very handy foot long piece of rail I had a clue. I wasn´t expecting the very high standard you work to -- excellent video, thank you.

  • throngcleaver


    Eugene! I love that! Especially that you made it to invert. I wondered why you cut out that curve where the flat bottom of the rail would be. Very smart, and very well done!

  • Osman Vincent

    Osman Vincent

    I have had a rail anvil for 65 years. I tapered one end on top to a very long tapered point. One end on the bottom is cut square to approximately a 25 degree angle. Don’t use it often, but extremely handy when needed, often for sheet metal type work. The wood block absorbs energy, but reduces ring. I sent it in a vice when I want to use the bottom. Recently used both side to make a downspout adaptor that needed a square corner on one end and a rounded corner on the other end. Have a regular anvil for forging type work.



    Hi Eugène! Good to see someone capable to do so! Just by looking at you puting the wood glue,I can tell you know a lot!Not like those guys puting all the bottle down to glue nothing! You also have nice machines, your shop looks great! You know how to use tools,not like those guys having everything for doing nothing!

  • Waiakalulu


    This is a cool build. Very practical, because it offers the use of both sides plus a nice carry solution. Brilliant!

  • Ms. X vn X

    Ms. X vn X

    I love this and could really use it, and the kicker is that I used to have every bit of this project laying around - both band saws, palm sander, big ol table saw, drill press, welder, chisels, leftover plywood, steel, and a small rail section. It is all still sitting in the workshop at my old house with my ex on the other side of the country. Whomp whomp.

  • Handirifle


    At first I thought, why build the wood container, UNTIL you flipped it over to have the large flat base. Genius. The only negative would be if the heads of those internal bolts ever decide to spin in their cutouts, then there is no fixing it. Nice video overall.

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker

    Absolutely beautiful.

  • George M

    George M

    Nice project but as a blcaksmith I can tell you that a piece of railroad track works better as an anvil if you mount it vertically rather than horizontally. It puts more steel and mass under the point of impact. All you really care about is the area directly under the hammer blow. Try taking the rail out of the mounting block and setting it on end. Then try using it vertically and horizontally to experience the difference. It is a bit counter intuitive but it really works better vertically.

  • Weekend Stuff

    Weekend Stuff

    Very cool build. I might adapt my railroad piece also. In it's current bare metal state it is clumsy to handle. And the rust stains the surface I'm working on. Thank you for showing your build.