Firetool set completed 2013-5-5. My first large project. My first successful forge welds (and a few arc welds when the forge weld didn't get 100%).
50 hours or so and 150lbs of coal.
The stand itself is the last piece done. It has the best faggot welds and basket twist.
High-temp paint on the poker end and shovel. The rest is a combination of Johnson's paste wax (poker & shovel handle) and Krylon clear gloss coat. If I had it to do again, I would not use the paste wax (tended it cake in the tight spots and feels a bit tacky to the hand).