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Are there any budding metal workers out there who have made tripods for suspending stuff over fires?
More for the group gathering type application. Something funky with a shortening mechanism on the chain.
When I came across one in the past for sale, it was the last they had and I didn't need one then :wink:
All info appreciated.
The chances are that you could go and get one made for about £15-20. Just take some drawings into a metal worker/engineers and they should be able to sort it out for you. Gary will probably know more about sizes etc
Excellent - cheers Tony.
I had been thinking about a trip to the local metal smacker - I will see what else comes up on here - just incase :)
I made one with 3 steel rods, just interlock the ends by bending rings. Then use a length of chain and a couple of hooks as a pot hanger. I got everything from B&G so materials are easily available. :-D
it might be worth checking yellow pages or similar for blacksmiths, anyone who does wrought ironwork should have no problem at all.
The one I use and the ones woodlore and woodsmoke use all come from Moselkattan (or however they spell it)
Check them out.
Ah - Moskoselkatan :lol:
Going to order an Arran 5 Light on Monday - so I will have to check it out. Dont remember the tripods from the catologue, but I will check out the website.
If I cant get hold of one - I might ask you to measure yours up Gary :wink:
Thanks for that Gary :-D Most appreciated.
Your welcome and if it turns out ok let me know I could use a second one too.
In fact your smithy might be able to do a roaring trade on here!
Will do. He is a like minded kind of chap, although not online.
The stuff I talked to him today about making for me didn't seem to be a problem. He seems to do a good trade in custom reinactment stuff, but doesn't mind compromising for a cost effective solution :-D
Saw an advert in a mail order catalogue for a fancy tripod barbecue. Cost £100 plus ! That started me thinking about these. For the tripod, the hard aluminium tube used to fix your household aerial on could be good. Strong, no rust etc. Three 5-6 foot lengths at £8 each (ish) from B&Q.
Got a friend called Smithy funnily enough, who makes Tripods and kettle irons, trivets etc whatever you want really. Problem is he lives in a Gypsy caravan with his partner and son and was last seen in the west country...
I'll try and get a mobile number. These are the real McCoy, none of yer Swedish import stuff ! Made by a man who cooks everyday on an open fire.
Oooo.....I think I will be tempted as well :-D
Rich, you gona reply to my PM?
My guys got New Age Traveller Dreds - so there :nana: :-P :lol:
My guy makes good tripods, :-?
Is the link for Bear claw bushcraft correct?
All I keep getting is an error message when I click on it.
It is but the site is not live yet. It should be any day. Try Pm ing him
I have just had a tripod made you can copy it if you wish, it really is the dogs bits, adjustable chain, removable BBQ mesh, just what the doctor ordered.