Wow, Feels funny posting an actual project over here in the vortex. Everything seems all 'spinny'....
Anywho, after I made the ember rake last week, Sharon and I decided that we didn't need to shell out the big bucks for pre-made fireplace tools so I decided to go ahead and make my own set.
The last ember rake I made with 1/2" steel bar, and it's just too heavy, so I'm making another one. I have no idea what to do with the old one.
I'll be making :
- A Poker
- An Ember Rake
- An ash shovel
So Here are some pictures of the progress so far.
I've cut out the steel parts, bent up the shovel, welded things together where necessary. My welding isn't so good, but I'm getting a little better.
Next step is to grind the welds down, and get started turning the handles....
Laying out the parts on the steel
Playing with my little Harbor Freight Bending Brake (or is it Break)
Parts cut and bent
Ember rake Welded up
Shovel welded to the shaft
Ground a little concave bit at an angle to weld up the poker
All the Raw Materials