I've got a large cooking pot someone gave me. Not 5 gallon, but maybe 3
gallon or so? It should be larger, especially when heat treating something
as large as that bar. Don't use plastic. If it catches on fire and melts,
then you have a large pool of burning oil all over the place to deal with.
Pete's post goes into more detail on the issues.
That's the root cutting end! :)
I like to sharpen 'em up on that end like a fine thin hatchet.
YMMV on that.
The other end is supposed to be "pointy" for dirt and rock. :)
I used up a bunch of those things digging ditches etc on the
railroad, that's why I know technical terms about them like
"pointy". Ok? I'm not trying to talk down to you using such
technical terms, it's just from my high level of expertice
and years of their use is all. ;) LOL :)
Someone cut it off? <shrug>
A tamping bar either has a round butt-plate on the end like a
giant nail or has a heavy retangular shape. The rectangular
ones were for pole line work seems like, anyway that's what we
used them for, to tamp the dirt down around a new pole we'd
Yeah, pinch-bar or as the Messcans would call 'em "peen-chay bar".
I'm wondering if it needs heat treating?
Just hammer it into the shape you want. ;)
That one I sure as heck don't know, sorry. :/
Alvin in AZ (retired railroad signalape)
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