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Firepit tool - poker, fork, hook
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Double End Andiron + Poker / Extraction Tool

Make a roaring firepit - we've made a combo of 2 very functional tools for your firepit, pizza oven or wood-fired oven.
$295.00
(Incl. 10% tax)
* Tool length:

* Andiron styles:

* Engraving:

Customer Note:

Make a roaring firepit - we've made a combo of 2 very functional tools for your firepit, pizza oven or wood-fired oven.

The combination of these 2 outdoor cooking accessories mean you'll be able to build a blazing fire and manage the logs as they burn.  Our longer, double-ended Andiron has a heavy duty loop on one end which is paired with an equally heavy-duty hooked tool.  The tool makes it super easy to extract the Andiron from the firepit or hot oven, or move the Andiron out of the way. They look great, they're really solid, top quality workmanship as well as being handy functional accessories for your firepit, pizza oven, or wood-fired oven. 

The Poker / Extraction Tool

It's made with extra length so you can keep your hands away from the heat.  It has a hook that fits the loop on the Andiron allowing you to move or extract the Andiron.  It's also pretty handy for poking, pushing and moving logs around in your fire. The handle is solid and easy to hold and the tool can be hung on a hook when not in use.  We make this with a heavier gauge steel so it's really robust and you can choose the length that suits you, at no additional cost.

The double-ended Andiron

Andirons are not only decorative, they serve a functional purpose.  They're designed to lift logs up from the hearth floor to increase air circulation underneath for a more robust fire.  They provide a space underneath the firewood for the kindling and firelighters which is used to start a fire. Andirons are free-standing to allow removal for cleaning ashes from the firepit, fireplace or wood-fired oven. From a practical point, they provide better ventilation and burning with consistent heat for cooking if used in a wood-fired oven. By raising the fire, the air can get to the fire from all sides, so that it burns better. Andirons also serve to prevent the wood from rolling out of the fire.  In order to let the fire burn better, fires have been elevated for thousands of years with andirons.  Our double-ended Andiron has additional length with and allows for piling more logs in specific directions.  We've also added the loop which allows the tool to hook the Andiron so that it can be moved or extracted.

We always try to make practical items look interesting and have character, so our Andirons will add either a contemporary or quirky look to your fireplace, with 4 options - simple minimalist style OR adding an animal head to the front:

  1. Minimalist
  2. Bull's head (add $50 each)
  3. Dragon head (add $50 each)
  4. Ram's head (add $70 each)

How to use andirons

Place the andiron in the firepit, fireplace or oven, with the hooked end at the front. Place your logs propped from both sides of the andiron with one end of the log on the floor, the other atop the spine of the andiron, from either or both sides with a pile of kindling in the centre or below the spine.  Allow gaps between the firewood for the passage of air and flames for more complete combustion and less smoke.  Light the fire and enjoy the radiant and even heat from a hearty blaze.

  • Extraction Tool : choose from 700mm up to 1000mm in length
  • Hand-made from 16mm square mild steel
  • Andiron: Size: 450mm length, 225mm width, 210mm height handmade from mild steel
  • Polished and varnished
  • Fork weight: 1.5kg approx + Andiron weight: 1.5kg
  • Shipping size: X-Heavy boxed parcel

Engraving

These items can be engraved with a personal message on either tool or both.  Due to limited space, the maximum number of characters is 20 (including spaces between words), please make sure your message isn't longer (thankyou!).  Examples and some suggestions are:

  • 3/9/14 ♥ S & J  - 14 characters
  • 03/09/2014 ♥ S & J  - 18 characters
  • Sam & Jem 3/9/14 - 16 characters
  • 6 years ♥ 03/09/14 - 18 characters

Please tell us what you'd like for engraving in the Customer Note box above,  Plus you'll also find another box for last minute comments at checkout. Click on the Engraving Details button below which shows in detail where our Customer Note boxes are located.  If you are engraving 2 pieces, please be specific on what engraving is to go on each piece.  The engraved message will be added along the shaft of the tool, or on the spine of the andiron.

Shipping

Due to packaging and the shape of these items, it's a bulky parcel and postage is calculated by size rather than weight and will be sent as 2 parcels.  Cost of shipping of Firepit Tools is calculated by dimensions of the package and your postcode.  Shipping size for this product is X-Large Boxed Parcel and there are 2 options - Parcel Post (Australia Post road freight) or Courier delivery.  For International orders, we'll contact you regarding quoting and payment of additional shipping charges.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How long before the product I like can be shipped?

We keep most of the more popular items we make in stock. If an item is in stock, it may be able to be sent on the day we receive your order, or depending on time of day and any customising, it may be sent on the following day. If you are running short on time, you could call or email us to check what we have available to ship immediately, or ask how long before the item can be made and ready for shipping.

Some of the items that we don't hold in stock are the Jewellery Boxes or Fireside Tools, because these have many options and variables, eg. colour of fabric lining, style of handles and type of tools. Our iron rings also need to be made to size, but as these are quick to make, they may only take an extra day or so.

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Caring for Iron & Steel jewellery

Iron is a base metal and is not as stable as gold, silver or stainless steel. When it comes into contact with oxygen in the air or water, it will try to combine with the oxygen to create an iron oxide. We know this as rust. This is the reason why you seldom see iron in its naked state. Iron is protected in various ways: paints, glazes, varnishes, oils and waxes. Your jewellery piece has had a quality clear varnish applied to help protect it.

Your jewellery loves to be worn often. The oils in your skin help to condition the metal much like when you season a cast iron skillet (typically rinse, dry and apply an oil then heat it briefly - no soap as that is corrosive). Your iron jewellery can be treated similarly. Keep it dry and rub a little oil occasionally if it was exposed to water.

If it does get wet with substances like soaps & detergents, chlorine or salt water, rinse it with clean water and dry thoroughly using a hair dryer or leave it in the sun briefly. Apply some oil, you can use coconut oil, olive oil, or any other oil safe for cooking. Rub it on and buff it off.

Some people like to hang and display their jewellery. That would be great...as long as you aren't doing so in a steamy bathroom. Water and humidity are its foes.

How to care for iron / steel
Iron is a base metal

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art2iron acknowledges the Traditional Custodians, the Wadandi people, on whose land we are living, and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.

Artist at Home

Roger Paine operates from his studio at home in Busselton.  He's happy to discuss custom-made projects or design work.  Please contact Roger - business hours 9:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri

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  Roger & Wendy