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Offline mexican jon

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Fire Pokers
« on: January 24, 2017, 09:53:29 PM »
Nothing over technical  :scratch: But an interesting story behind these  :scratch:

Basically I have a large home built wood / coal burner in the workshop and the workshop cat loves it when I'm home as it never goes out  :loco:

I've had to come away for work again and the missus was concerned about the cat getting cold while I'm away  :loco: :loco:

So I left her enough wood and coal to keep the stove going whilst i'm away  :thumbup: Anyways 24 hours before I'm due to leave she decides that she will need a poker for the fire  :bang:

So a few hours in the workshop and hay presto  :ddb:
People say you only live once ! I say thank F@*K can't afford to do it twice.

Offline SwarfnStuff

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Re: Fire Pokers
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 11:37:48 PM »
Hmm, so when is the sword fight happening?  :lol:
They look almost good to be poking hot wood about.
Hopefully you scored a few brownie points with them.

John B
Converting good metal into swarf sometimes ending up with something useful. ;-)

Offline tom osselton

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Re: Fire Pokers
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 12:42:10 AM »
Nice design!

Offline Biggles

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Re: Fire Pokers
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 02:05:13 PM »
Wish we could have an open fire. Unfortunately our area is a smoke free zone!  :loco:

Offline mechman48

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Re: Fire Pokers
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2017, 02:27:29 PM »
Nice pair of duellers. Have made a few pokers over the years with differing handles, usually the ubiquitous plastic handles of varying colour combinations.

George.
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Offline RobWilson

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Re: Fire Pokers
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 03:29:18 PM »
Very smart  :thumbup:



Rob

Offline Joules

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Re: Fire Pokers
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2017, 04:37:48 PM »
Wish we could have an open fire. Unfortunately our area is a smoke free zone!  :loco:

You can, just have to use smokeless coal.  Multi fuel stove is my choice rather than open fire though.  I have a poker here my Granfather made in very similar style.
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

Offline mexican jon

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Re: Fire Pokers
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2017, 05:29:12 PM »
Wish we could have an open fire. Unfortunately our area is a smoke free zone!  :loco:

You can, just have to use smokeless coal.  Multi fuel stove is my choice rather than open fire though.  I have a poker here my Granfather made in very similar style.

It's quite funny that you have a similar one made by your grandfather  :scratch: as the design for mine came from remembering one we had at home when i was a kid  :scratch: it was made by my father in metalwork at school in the late 50's  :thumbup:
People say you only live once ! I say thank F@*K can't afford to do it twice.

Offline krv3000

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Re: Fire Pokers
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2017, 06:47:46 PM »
 :beer: brill