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Companion firewood holder

I made a hanging firewood holder some time back for my sauna, and I’ve started the bad habit of taking the firewood inside in small batches and placing it on the floor. This had to be corrected as I could easily stumble over them while moving inside. You can find the build log for the…

Metalworker’s Pacifier

I was too cheap to buy a new chip collector, and I didn’t like the fact that I would need to use two hands to release the chips. As I had some leftover neodymium magnets from an old project, I decided that I’ll spend my Saturday night to design one that would fit my needs….

Restoration of an ancient metal brake

I got an old metal brake from the family of an old machinist who had passed away. It stood in my workshop for almost an year, but I finally restored it and added a new handle to it to make it functional again. The brake was painted with machine enamel paint, so it should last…

Trike Trailer

My kids were always arguing about who is allowed to ride the small trike on my backyard, so I decided to make a trailer with a seat for it. Time spent was three evenings, couple hours each + painting. The cost of materials is unknown as I only used whatever I found from the garage;…

Hanging firewood holder

This is a very old project of mine. The construction was finished year and a half ago, but I first painted and mounted it now. I can’t really remember how much time I spent on making it but it’s somewhere around 20 hours. I didn’t have a lot of the tools needed for this (nor…

Simple firewood holder – One day build

I needed a firewood holder so I don’t need to place the wood on the ground. My rocket grill works best with rather small pieces of wood, so the size of the holder is reflecting that. I used mild steel for it and finished the build in ~3 hours. The metal twister is my own…

Outdoor bench with forged legs

This is a project which spans across 4 generations. The frame was forged by my grandfather who was a blacksmith in the 1950s. It’s made out of spring steel and I’m planning to keep it exactly as it is as even the paint is original. The boards are Siberian Larch which is naturally rot resistant….

Simple fire poker

My new rocket grill needed something to push the firewood down into the chute. This simple thing was created in 20 minutes! The twisted bar was one of the test pieces when I was building my metal twister. The handle is from my cherrytree. You can find the Rocket Grill build log here: https://silfer.works/rocket-grill/