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Thread: Spent a little time at the lathe today.

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    Spent a little time at the lathe today.

    Not much too look at, but it'll come in handy this winter tending the fire.

    It's an 'ember rake' used to move the coals around in the fireplace. Basically, rack the coals to the front, put fresh wood in back so that the coals get more fresh air and get converted from charcoal to ash...

    Maple Handle, Copper plumbing part ferrule, steel bar welded to some sheet steel for the rake.

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    That'll be very handy this winter, Brent. It looks real nice.

    If you make a bigger one you can use it for mixing all the concrete for your shed slab. Think of all the money you'll save on mixer rental.
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    Great idea and would look awful nice by my wood stove.
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    Brent good idea. Nice looking handle to. Glad ya finilly got some time on that lathe.
    Steve

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    Brent wants me to purchase a tool set for the fireplace and I'm thinking, why? He seems to be making all the tools we need. Just need to get him to build a holder for them

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    Pretty cool Brent
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    Brent,

    Looks good! How long did you make the rake?

    Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Gallian View Post
    Brent,

    Looks good! How long did you make the rake?

    Paul
    All told, I say this project took 1 hour. Spread it out over a few hours, but it was pretty quick...

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    When i first saw it i thought it was connected to your concrete work.

    Cool job you dun of the tool. Now you need a stoker or poker whatever you call em. I was about to type what about shovel then remembered you use wood.
    cheers

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    So, now that Sharon saw this, looks like I have to make a poker and a shovel, and a rack to hold'em... Oh well, Knowing my productivity, I have plenty of time to come up with a design...

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