torkbox (torkbox) wrote,
torkbox
torkbox

Fireplace Poker

Idea

I wanted to make this look at home in New England but not archaic. Using a whaling harpoon as the starting point I developed it for the materials and stripped off needless detail. My stuff always starts out with more junk than they end up with. The ergonomics of the handle and overall balance is superb. It reigns over all logs.

Material
 

Mild steel, purpleheart, hot set rivets

Finish

Steel ground smooth, mild polish, heat blued, oil wipedown

Tools

Anvil, engineer's hammer, drill, file, rivet set, grinder, buffing wheel, oxy/acetylene torch









  

©2008 torkbox

Tags: fabrication, metalwork, steampunk
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