Rebar grilling fork with bottle opener

Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.
Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.
Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.
Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.
Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.
Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.
Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.
Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.

$20 shipped inside the USA

A fireplace cooking grill.

I’ve not posted an in-depth project step by step in some time.

The legs were forged and fabricated to reduce overall dimensions for shipping purposes.
The legs were forged and fabricated to reduce overall dimensions for shipping purposes.
The whole of the grill was wire brushed to bare metal and then heated to 500 degrees and coated with cooking oil to preserve the piece and provide a better cooking surface.
The whole of the grill was wire brushed to bare metal and then heated to 500 degrees and coated with cooking oil to preserve the piece and offer a better cooking surface.
The whole of the grill was wire brushed to bare metal and then heated to 500 degrees and coated with cooking oil to preserve the piece and provide a better cooking surface.
The whole of the grill was wire brushed to bare metal and then heated to 500 degrees and coated with cooking oil to preserve the piece and provide a better cooking surface.
The rivets are superficial as the 1/2 round cross bars are welded in place underneath the grill. Upsetting then ends was an aesthetic choice.
The rivets are superficial as the 1/2 round cross bars are welded in place underneath the grill. Upsetting then ends was an aesthetic choice.

The project started with a set of dimensions (24″x16″ with 7″ clearance underneath) given to me. Then I presenting various designs and features.

fireplace grill concepts for cooking
fireplace grill concepts for cooking
fireplace grill concepts for cooking (steel*)
fireplace grill concepts for cooking (steel*)
fireplace grill concepts for cooking
fireplace grill concepts for cooking
fireplace grill concepts for cooking
fireplace grill concepts for cooking
fireplace grill concepts for cooking
fireplace grill concepts for cooking
fireplace grill concepts for cooking
fireplace grill concepts for cooking

I began work with two of the forged elements out of 1/2″ round.

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Starting the leaf
Starting the leaf
The leaf finished
The leaf finished
The first two elements put together. This isn't traditional joinery but modern; later they where electric arc-welded underneath in place during assembly.
The first two elements put together. This isn’t traditional joinery but modern; later they where electric arc-welded underneath in place during assembly.
Next the 1/4 round that makes up the actual grilling surface was scroll on both ends Extras where made ahead of time as only the best made the cut. the cut
Next the 1/4 round that makes up the actual grilling surface was scroll on both ends Extras where made ahead of time as only the best made the cut. the cut
Arranging and tweaking the 1/4
Arranging and tweaking the 1/4″ round pieces.
A hole was punched and drifted on the opposite end of the leafed bar. Rings wer fabricated cold around a mandrel and all but the last forged element was welded as subtly as possible.
A hole was punched then drifted on the opposite end of the leafed bar. Rings were fabricated cold around a mandrel and all but the last forged element was welded as subtly as possible.
A 16
A 16″ piece of 2x2x1/4 inch angle iron would become the last element. Holes were drilled to allow the 1/2″ round to pass through.

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The angle iron was cut, forged and texture
The angle iron was cut, forged and texture
The angle iron was cut, forged and texture
The angle iron was cut, forged and texture
The angle iron was cut, forged and texture
The angle iron was cut, forged and texture
The angle iron was cut, forged and texture
The angle iron was cut, forged and texture
The angle iron was welded in place and the 1/2
The angle iron was welded in place and the 1/2″ round was upset to form a faux rivet head.
The legs were forged and fabricated and tested. But I'm afraid I don't have time to share that bit.
The legs were forged, fabricated and tested. But I’m afraid I don’t have time to share that bit.

It was great fun to make and as always a learning experience. I’ve got to make one for myself next!
Thanks- Greg
*To be proofed at some poin