New pictures of my work (DSC00058.jpg) at my web site:Well, after two forging sessions I've learned a lot about what NOT to do and have managed to make myself a fire rake.
It ain't pretty, but it works...for now. As I get better, I'll make another one. I think it would have been much easier had I started with a piece of stock closer to the shape I wanted; about 28" of 1/2" round stock would have been nice. :)
Thanks to all of you who have been answering my silly newbie questions. I really appreciate it. I guess the important thing to note here is that I've been beating on some iron, learning about my fire, and haven't gotten lynched by my neighbors...yet (I live in a subdivision hehe). Oh, and I'm also learning about clinkers...porous, hard, nasty, non-combustible things!