Our Story: The Anvil & Us

 The most common question we hear is how did we come up with the name The Tipsy Anvil Co.?

The name is based on a rather unique story from Kaitlyn's childhood. Her grandfather was an avid collector of just about everything and anything. One of these items happened to be a red anvil. Well, kids being kids, one day her siblings manage to knock that anvil off it's stand. Resulting in many tears, a broken ankle, one delicious rootbeer(a rare treat as a kid), her grandfathers comfort, and an unforgettable memory. Fast forward many years, with Derek having a background in Blacksmithing we inherited that very same anvil and it now resides in our shop inspiring our name.

Meet Us:

Derek Rader

Owner-Creator-Blacksmith & Metal Work-CNC Specialist

I work full-time as a CNC programmer but on the weekends enjoy working with metal, forging, or tinkering with my CNC router. I enjoy just about anything with an engine & spending time in my shop working on the latest project.

Kaitlyn Rader

Owner-Creator-Designer-Woodwork-Sales & Customer Service

 I studied printmaking in college & after graduating started dabbling in woodworking which led to The Tipsy Anvil Co. I spend most my free time traveling, hiking, enjoying live music, binging a good book or show, & staying home with my dogs.

The Woofs

Freeloaders - Break Time Enforcers - Package Inspectors - Shedding Pros

This is Zeppelin & Piper. They enjoy anything with a squeak, chasing squirrels, frisbee, and long strolls. They are our shop assistants and like to help in just about anything we do.