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Old 11-13-2014, 12:54 AM
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Firstly, I have to admit I had no ides what a chiminea is.
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Jen, I gotta admit my first thought was "man, that girl's gotta learn to spell chimbley better than that" - then I plugged YOUR version into wikipedia
Chimeneas originated in Mexico many years ago as common cooking ovens & then migrated north with the Mexicans before becoming a a hot import item for box stores.
So the closer you are to the Old Country the more of them there are and the longer they've been around. They've run through at least one popularity cycle around here & most of the first batch crumbled up in the landfills a long time ago.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:55 AM
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Jen, I gotta admit my first thought was "man, that girl's gotta learn to spell chimbley better than that" - then I plugged YOUR version into wikipedia
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Jenn, I agree with your original thought, but it kind of grows on ya. I think at the right garden center, you could wholesale them for easily $1000, I can see people paying $2000 for something like this.

Then it got me thinking that it needs a petroglyph of Kokopelli to really seal the deal as a cool thing to have in your yard. I would think an 16-18" one on the front would set it off.

I did a quick search and there, in the first page of results, was a female blacksmith/artist with one she had made. I went to her website and it is interesting.
http://www.blacksmithchic.com/smithy.htm

She also sells Fire Goddess tee shirts, you should get one.
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:58 AM
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Jen, I gotta admit my first thought was "man, that girl's gotta learn to spell chimbley better than that" - then I plugged YOUR version into wikipedia

Sooo, today was my definition of a GOOD day - "Any day I learn sumthin' with no loss of body parts, it's a GOOD day" -

Oh, and if that's yer friend Dom's HAPPY face, don't EVER piss him off

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Neat project Jenn. Glad you guys put feet on those legs, otherwise I could see that sinking up the chiminea. I figure that if it is not sold for art, archeologists may find it in about 10,000 years, still intact and usable!!
It goes maybe 250 or a little more... the base just sitting in the driveway for 3 months was sitting an inch lower in the gravel..

The pads on the legs and the reinforcement for them were a last minute idea..

Actually wish I got to do a little more finish work on it but as they say it adds charm...

Man if it's around in 10K years.. I want a refund..
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:03 PM
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Chimeneas originated in Mexico many years ago as common cooking ovens & then migrated north with the Mexicans before becoming a a hot import item for box stores.
So the closer you are to the Old Country the more of them there are and the longer they've been around. They've run through at least one popularity cycle around here & most of the first batch crumbled up in the landfills a long time ago.
It is funny to see them around here but both my bud's have them or did till they fell apart.. Seems they are made out of some sort of clay and then only partially fired so the clay never really fuses together.. Then around here with the rain and then snow they only have a few years of life span.. Okay maybe 5..
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Jenn, I agree with your original thought, but it kind of grows on ya. I think at the right garden center, you could wholesale them for easily $1000, I can see people paying $2000 for something like this.

Then it got me thinking that it needs a petroglyph of Kokopelli to really seal the deal as a cool thing to have in your yard. I would think an 16-18" one on the front would set it off.

I did a quick search and there, in the first page of results, was a female blacksmith/artist with one she had made. I went to her website and it is interesting.
http://www.blacksmithchic.com/smithy.htm

She also sells Fire Goddess tee shirts, you should get one.
If you come up with the garden centers I'll cut you in on the first paying order they send me..

She rocks.. Wish I was more talented that way.. I get discouraged with elaborate iron work as no one wants to pay.. maybe it's just me.. Maybe I have one of those faces that reads.. " Money not wanted and services are free"..
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:21 PM
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I'd weld a couple robot-like arms on the side and call it R2Junk2.
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:41 PM
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I'd weld a couple robot-like arms on the side and call it R2Junk2.

That is so funny... Thanks for that..

I was thinking maybe a turtle fire pit next.. I think I'm getting the scale part for the shell down..
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Great work on a tricky item, Jenn.



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"I was thinking maybe a turtle fire pit next"

If you do that, you gotta put wings on it and name it Gamorrah (sp?)

(old japanese sci fi classic)

Spelled it wrong -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamera

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Old 11-14-2014, 09:26 AM
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I did a quick search and there, in the first page of results, was a female blacksmith/artist with one she had made. I went to her website and it is interesting.
http://www.blacksmithchic.com/smithy.htm

She also sells Fire Goddess tee shirts, you should get one.
I have met Lorelei Sims and seen her demo at the Quad State conference. She also did a pretty good book for smiths. Quite a lady.
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Speaking of good smithing books, I bought this one decades ago when the author was still alive

http://www.amazon.com/Making-Tools-A...+tools+weygers

Only the outside covers are in color, but there's a "heat color" chart on the back cover that's really useful if you're just getting started - and the stories of Weygers' adventures in other lands are worth the price of the book.

He was also a sculptor - one story is about someone giving him a small log, he "saw what was inside it", took some old files, forged them into sculpting tools and sculpted a piece, took pics and they're in the book (black and white though)

More similar stories from around the globe. Like using a crook-necked gourd as a quench for a bolo-shaped knife, etc... Steve
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