welding, project, household

Custom fire guard

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Last year we installed a log burning stove in our living room. It's awesome and I'm actually looking forward to the cold weather as a reason to use it again.

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This year we will be playing host to my family including my nieces and nephew. So the question of how we ensure that an exuberant child doesn't accidentally lay a hand on the hot outer surface.

The answer of course is a fireguard and that sounds like an excuse to fire up the welder!

Design

For design I looked to our lights for inspiration. They set a tone for the room and I wanted to echo the pattern in the fire guard.

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materials

9 meters of mild steel flat bar. 25mmx3mm

21 meters of 6mm mild steel round bar

 

Tools

Mig welder (mine is a Clarke 150en)

Metal cutting chop saw (mine is the evolution rage)

Or just use a hack saw.

 For this project I actually created an instructable which you can find here

http://www.instructables.com/id/Art-Deco-Fireguard-for-Log-Burner/ 

 

I also made a video of my build process