The weather has turned cold enough that it is a joy to turn on the forge and get hammering. I cut some 3/8 inch square stock into bars that are approx. three feet long. I work the metal on the anvil and in the vise to make these pieces I call 'FireSticks'. These fire pokers are the perfect size for chimineas and outdoor fire pits. As a finishing touch, I add a piece of recycled glass to give it some color. These sculptures are all given given a traditional beeswax finish. The wax helps protect the metal from the elements.