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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Metal Working.

Don't you hate it when you put a log on the fire that's the wrong size?  Or just after throwing it on everyone wants to go to bed?  It would be nice to be able to get it out of the fire quickly.  Or to set logs exactly where you want on a bonfire.  A fireplace tongs is the tool for the job.  Let's make one!

The coolest way to make one is by blacksmithing.  I was picturing a big set of scissors but the main videos on youtube have the pivot back by the handle.  Here's an advanced tong set:

You can make scissors style ones with less complicated metalworking.  Here's a picture of one made from flat bar and a few twists and bends:

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements is to make a fireplace or bonfire tong set:
  - steel or iron
  - hinge to allow wood to be grasped

To document your completion of the BB, provide the following:
 - A picture of your tongs partially assembled
 - A picture of the finished tongs
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