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Old 02-23-2015, 07:41 PM
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The firewood rack was made out of 3/4" solid bar. I twisted it first hot, then put it in the forge and bent it around a form hot. It took about 5 heats per bar to form. I was doing them all at the same time and it was a little much getting them in and out of the forge once the started getting some arc to them. I would have rolled them except the twist were in the way. Also the bottom wasn't a perfect circle, the legs were a bit straighter.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:58 PM
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Not only a nice job, but the stairwell is properly "defensible" in the original medieval tradition ...Steve
It certainly is .
Wonder how many people know what you are referring to.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:09 PM
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It certainly is . Wonder how many people know what you are referring to.
OK, I have to confess. This referral went over my head. What does this mean?

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Old 02-26-2015, 01:09 PM
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Picture yourself back in the "good" old days, your broadsword in hand, trying to storm the castle and climbing that staircase - say you're right-handed (most are) - where is your sword hand and how are you gonna swing it? (other than backhand)

Now, picture yourself DEFENDING that stairwell from being climbed - you're still right handed - which one of you is gonna have the advantage?

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Picture yourself back in the "good" old days, your broadsword in hand, trying to storm the castle and climbing that staircase - say you're right-handed (most are) - where is your sword hand and how are you gonna swing it? (other than backhand)

Now, picture yourself DEFENDING that stairwell from being climbed - you're still right handed - which one of you is gonna have the advantage?

These days, whichever twist (clockwise up or counterclockwise up) works best with traffic flow is what gets done... Steve
That is a much more concise explanation than I could have come up with. Nicely done.
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