Water sprinkling can

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Randy Bill
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Water sprinkling can

Unread post by Randy Bill » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:54 pm

I see lots of references to and the necessity of a sprinkling can for water to dampen or wet the coal in the forge. I'm understanding the why but haven't seen an image or description of one. Did I miss one in Search? They sound pretty important so would like to start with a proper one; could someone expand on what's required?

Martin Pansch
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Re: Water sprinkling can

Unread post by Martin Pansch » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:19 am

I have made mine out of baked bean cans. When opening them I only cut a half circle out of the top. To do this I cut across the diameter first with a stout knife then use a can opener to cut around the perimeter of one of the halves. After emptying out and eating the beans I'll drill a number of 3/16 of so holes in the remaining half lid. All this lets you either sprinkle water on something or dump it depending on which half you pour out of.

For a handle I'll usually forge most of a circle the circumference of the can or just a tad smaller. With a little tweaking you can get the can in there with a nice friction fit.

I am on the road but will take a couple pictures of mine when I get home.

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Darryl Ponder
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Re: Water sprinkling can

Unread post by Darryl Ponder » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:37 pm

Here is the watering can holder I made in basics class many years ago. It still gets a workout every forging session.
Just a standard 15oz tin can from the store.

Regards,

Darryl
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Martin Pansch
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Re: Water sprinkling can

Unread post by Martin Pansch » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:38 pm

Here is a few pictures of mine that better shows what my words were failing at.
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Randy Bill
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Re: Water sprinkling can

Unread post by Randy Bill » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:21 pm

Perfectly illustrated, gents. Thank you.

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