torkbox (torkbox) wrote,

Fireplace Poker


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.


Mild steel, purpleheart, hot set rivets


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


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


©2008 torkbox

Tags: fabrication, metalwork, steampunk

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