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How do you mail an anvil?

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by Wolfjohn, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Wolfjohn

    Wolfjohn Gold Member Gold Member

    463
    May 16, 2002
    Seriously...I have a 29 pound bench top anvil I need to send to Iowa from Washington. Do I really need to "box" this thing up? I figure I could tape a good address label on it and send it....I doubt it would get "bent up or dented" in route. What do you guys think? Anyone mailed one of these things before?
    :confused:
    Thanks,
    WJ
     
  2. Tim616

    Tim616

    754
    Sep 13, 2011
    Well they mail vehicles... So this should be a cake walk :p
     
  3. gooeytek

    gooeytek

    Jul 12, 2011
    strap it onto a small pallet/board, cover in shipping wrap?
     
  4. Mahoney

    Mahoney

    865
    Mar 8, 2006
    If it will fit in a priority mail flat rate box, that might be the least expensive shipping option. A box for your anvil would protect other boxes from the pointy bits of your anvil, if you are not worried about that, a box is probably not necessary
     
  5. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Why would you post this question in General Knife Discussion?
    Moving to FEEDBACK, where the rest of our mailing questions are found.
     
  6. Wolfjohn

    Wolfjohn Gold Member Gold Member

    463
    May 16, 2002
    Soooooorry man!..geez.......
     
  7. cj65

    cj65 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2008
    Check with Greyhound bus company. They sometimes ship items and the reciever can pick up at the bus terminal. Crate it up, and ship it cheap.
     
  8. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    This is a good idea, a friend once mailed the heads of an old Chevy 350 motor using GH. The price was much less than FedEx or UPS.
     
  9. IamMatt

    IamMatt

    927
    Mar 20, 2002
    Call companies that sell anvils and ask what shipping methods they use. No need to reinvent the wheel.
     
  10. Bufford

    Bufford Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    Just tape it up good with shipping labels and send it courrier. This year I had to replace the grate in my wood furnace and it had to come from the Vermont area south of the boarder and the thing was heavy made of cast. Shipping costs were reasonable I cant quite remember but somewhere between $40 to $50
     
  11. TwinStick

    TwinStick

    Jan 21, 2011
    LOL :D In an------anvilope of course !!! LOL :D

    Sorry, i thought it was funny. :D
     
  12. dericdesmond

    dericdesmond Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    I wish I had an anvil to mail, thats fricken metal.
     

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