From left to right, crucible lifting tongs, regular tongs for coal and metal loading, pouring shank, skimming tool.
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I don't have plans or dimension for these. They were measured up against my crucible.
The lifting tongs were made from a pair of domestic coal tongs with the faces ground down and drilled. The jaws are bent pieces of "repair plate" which are pop riveted onto them. These were just a convenient length and need to be long enough to stop the cruicble tilting whilst it is being lifted.
The pouring shank was made from a fire poker that was hacksawn down the end and then heated in the furnace till red and bent into shape with a large pair of pliers. You need to ensure that the prongs are longer enough to support the crucible, for large sized crucibles I'd recommend making a complete loop and welding the ends together. You can then place that on the floor and lower the crucible onto it with the lifting tongs.
The skimmer was a bent barman's spoon with a hand turned wooden handle.
Last edited by Workshopshed; Jun 18, 2014 at 05:07 AM.
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