Log tongs?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Ashful, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Ashful

    Ashful
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    8,730
    Likes Received:
    3,630
    Loc:
    Philadelphia
    Found a pair of tongs in a bix of tools i dragged out of my great-grandfather's shop. What are they?

    They were rusty when I found them. I cleaned them up with an electrolysis bath and painted in low-gloss black enamel.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1373854403.509619.jpg
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. fossil

    fossil
    Expand Collapse
    Accidental Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Messages:
    10,528
    Likes Received:
    2,412
    Loc:
    Bend, OR
    Ice tongs.

    iceman.jpg
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  3. Ashful

    Ashful
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    8,730
    Likes Received:
    3,630
    Loc:
    Philadelphia
    Doh! Wrong forum! ;lol
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  4. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe...
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Messages:
    2,326
    Likes Received:
    670
    Loc:
    New Jersey
    Yeah, I was gonna say ice ice baby...
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  5. Ashful

    Ashful
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    8,730
    Likes Received:
    3,630
    Loc:
    Philadelphia
    The trouble is, my ice maker puts out decidedly smaller cubes. Doubt I could even get one to stick between the points.

    They may become rustic decoration for the basement mantel.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  6. fossil

    fossil
    Expand Collapse
    Accidental Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Messages:
    10,528
    Likes Received:
    2,412
    Loc:
    Bend, OR
    Here ya go:

    cube.jpg
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    PapaDave likes this.
  7. BillinTX

    BillinTX
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    44
    Loc:
    Northeast TX
    Ice tongs are excellent for handling firewood.
    I have several sizes that I use.
     
  8. Ashful

    Ashful
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    8,730
    Likes Received:
    3,630
    Loc:
    Philadelphia
    I imagine they hold wood quite well, but I'm not sure why I'd ever need them for that purpose. Wood is so much less slippery than ice.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  9. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,518
    Likes Received:
    490
    Loc:
    Greenwood county, SC
    Yep gonna say ice. Use as a decoration. I have. Set of log tongs like used behind a mule for skidding timbers or logs out of the woods. They were used by my grandfather and maybe farther back?
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature

Share This Page