My question is: can I get away with using this random 1"x2" bar stock clamped to the top of this wood stove as an anvil/work surface? The top of the stove is aprox. 3/8" thick plate.
I am just starting out and wanting to blacksmith. I will only be focusing on smaller items such as nails, hooks, bottle openers, small things to practice the craft, etc. No Viking battle axes or fancy iron scroll gates yet. So no worries about holding up under pressure, just inquiring as to see if this is wise or not from experienced blacksmiths and if someone has a better solution that they might see for my situation.
Thank you in advance!