Horseshoe fire pit

  1. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    A while back I was given a bucket of old horseshoes by another forum member and all that scrap wood I got hold of last week gave me an idea.
    Shoes loosely arranged over the bottom of an old gas cylinder (which will become the ash pan) and held together with cable ties to check fit.
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    Tacked in place
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    Side built up
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    Feet tacked on
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    Ready to be fully welded up and fettled into shape
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    Need to get some stove paint for it, cut the ash pan then it’ll be ready for it’s first burn.
     
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  2. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    Don't paint, burn in it.
    It will stink a bit, but I think they look better after a good fire.

    @Wozzaaah Did you give the rabbit a mask?
     
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  3. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    I won't bother painting the ash pan but I want to clean the shoes up and try and stop them from rusting.
    The rabbit needs putting on a chain, he's gone into full escape mode again. :laughing:
     
  4. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    They will rust, the heat will see to that.

    But they may be different grades of steel, so the pattern you will get makes, in my view attractive.

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  5. Yamhon Member

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    I've got plenty of ideas to use up some horseshoes, only horse rider I know doesn't use shoes on her horse... I was shocked how much they cost if you have to buy them!

    You can get paint which resists a lot of height, but in my own research the problem seems to be with contact with flames, most paints I've used and considered using only protect against indirect heat, not contact with flames.

    I like these upcylcing sort of projects :-)
     
  6. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    The shoes won't be in direct contact with any flames as the wood will be burning in the ash pan.
     
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  7. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    One of mine, you can see the different rusting patterns on the shoes.
     
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  8. Lazurus

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    I have tried all sorts to stop the rust, either hammerite or clarcoat is the only thing I have found obviosly neither any good for a fire bit, just let them rust, looks good I think. FLOWERS2.jpg
     
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  9. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    Wicks and B&Q metal paint do well enough to sell them on.
    But they will rust, but in some cases it adds to the look.

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    No paint, just time.
     
  10. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Basket given a couple of coats of stove paint (sorry :laughing:)
    Fire bowl cut, cleaned up and painted. Ready to go! :D
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  11. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    But it is not going, it is staying put.

    Nice job.

    Beers at yours?
     
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