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Log tongs?

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

  1. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    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.

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  2. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Ice tongs.

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  3. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Doh! Wrong forum! ;lol
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    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, I was gonna say ice ice baby...
  5. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    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.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Here ya go:

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  7. BillinTX

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    Ice tongs are excellent for handling firewood.
    I have several sizes that I use.
  8. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    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.
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    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    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?

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