• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Beau M. Davidson
master gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • John F Dean
  • Nancy Reading
  • Jay Angler
  • Christopher Weeks
  • Jeremy VanGelder
  • AndrĂ©s Bernal
  • Cat Knight
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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

To document your completion of the BB, provide the following:
 - A picture of your tongs being created
 - A picture of the finished tongs
Hug your destiny! And hug this tiny ad:
rocket mass heater risers: materials and design eBook
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic