‘Tis the season… for fire tools

Winter has arrived in this part of the world and while here in the antipodes that doesn’t mean festivites it does mean wood fires in the cooler parts. It also means fire tools, in all their variations, are in demand.

I have just completed the first batch of orders for pokers and poker, shovel sets.  They are fun to make and look good next to your wood heater or open fire.

Fire Set

My pokers have a forge welded ‘reverse point’ making a handy hook to help manouver those uncooperative logs into position. The pans of the shovels are formed from a single sheet of 3mm steel, sturdy enough to shovel hot coals as well as cleaning up ash.

It is nice to get feedback. Here’s some recent satisfied customers.

“…the poker arrived in time for my move and first fire in my new home. It is perfect…!”

“Best looking tools in the business! Thankyou! They are elegant and a joy to use…”

“…I collected them from the post office today. Thank you so much! I just love them, really happy.”

Please contact me if you would like to make an enquiry or place an order.

          Fire Poker


Fin the Fish Door Knocker

Fin the Knocker

Fin in his natural habitat

This definitly unique door knocker is the result of a meeting with my favourite architect, Steven Last of The Last Architects

Fin the fishy door knocker will adorn a door in an upcoming project. Forged from mild steel bar, Fin has fins hot fullered and a big copper eye, swinging on a backplate pivoted with a copper rivet.

Door knockers make a great statement to visitors and can inject a bit of fun. You can see more door knockers here.

Wood Oven Tools


Oven Tools
Wood Oven Tools

Just finished some tools for a wood fired pizza/bread oven.  Long handled fire tools , here we have a rake, shovel, and unique to wood ovens, a ‘scuffle’.  Scuffles are used to mop the oven floor, after the coals have been raked and prior to the bread or pizza going in.

Oven Tools 3
Wood Oven Scuffle

This one has an Italian made cotton head and a Tas oak handle, rubbed with linseed oil. As they will spend a lot of time outside in the elements as well as in the heat, I’ve finished the metalwork in ‘pot belly black’ paint.

Oven Tools 2       Oven Tools 3


This site shows my work. I have been operating my forge for over twenty years in the Southern Midlands of Tasmania.

I have enjoyed opportunities to work on a variety of interesting projects both private, commercial and for the public. Please look through the Gallery of images of my work. If you see something and would like more information, you can use the contacts tab to reach me.

If you are interested in me producing something for you, or helping with an idea for a metal work project, I can arrange shipping for most work Australia wide, and even internationally.


Art and Architectural Metal Work