tongs

Discussion in 'Shop Talk Archive' started by McAlpin Blades, Apr 15, 2001.

  1. McAlpin Blades

    McAlpin Blades

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    Mar 15, 2001
    I bought a set of 18" forged tongs from E bay tonight for $8.50. Man this has got to be better than using vice grips! Cory

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  2. Chris Crawford

    Chris Crawford

    380
    Apr 14, 2001
    That's great. I've not been able to find an old set of tongs anywhere around town. I ended up making this set out of an old lawn mower blade. I've made two other sets that are shaped and grinded to hold railroad spikes. Thanks -chris

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  3. McAlpin Blades

    McAlpin Blades

    82
    Mar 15, 2001
    Chris those are really sharp! Very nicely done. Cory

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    "I am a shootist."
    Clay Allison
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  4. Chris Crawford

    Chris Crawford

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    Apr 14, 2001
    Thanks
     
  5. Bruce Evans

    Bruce Evans

    Sep 26, 1999
    They look good Chris..Try first Monday,I have bought several pairs of tongs there.
    You guys need to start watching for estate sales or sales where they are clearing out old buildings that has tools from years ago in them and you will find tome old tongs.
    You can buy new ones at the local co-op store or from Centaur forge
    http://www.centaurforge.com/toc.html
    Bruce

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