|The main feature of issue 81 is a mixed-material post and
rail intended for use on a balcony or porch roof. Other
features include a "fire mop" that is better than a traditional
water can used for controlling coal fires, and a tong rein holder
that works on a wide variety of tongs.
||The post part of the "Post and Rail" feature is constructed with1 x 8
pine, redwood or cedar. Redwood
or cedar is prefered for its risistance
to rot, even though it's painted. The cap,
nestled between the 1 x 8's, is turned
from a solid peice of wood.
|A clever tong rein holder is one of
the blacksmiths' accessories
featured. It goes on from the side
and slides down the reins to tighten them.
||The rail part of of the "Post and Rail" features a repousse finial that uses the
forged end of the horizontal as part
of its surface.