The other day, I stopped by a local custom-jewelry store and bought a vise. The vise is a big, heavy-duty tail vise that looks more than a little tough. It has been used hard, but has a lot of work left in it.
If you have limited needs for an anvil, a foot-long piece of railroad rail might be enough. For those who are intrigued by the idea of having their own working anvil, there are multiple other options â€¦