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What would you do with these?

They are from a wood stove and are about 16" long, 3.5" external diameter with 0.5" wall thickness.

Curious to see what use you would put them to. :)

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The first thing that pops in my head is CANNON, but that's probably highly unsafe.

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thats Shelby tubing sold by the " NOT cheap !! stuff --

great for building any type pipe hing for say a dump bed also could use for hoist swing arm hing just need a pin

i would put to the side to nice to forge just cause

for blacksmithing have no good Ideas sorry !

Steve's Welding

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Thanks for identifying it IronWolf. From what I saw of Shelby tubing, that would be 1016-1020 steel.

I wasn't even considering using it for smithing. It would take forever to heat it up to red in my small charcoal forge!

What I was considering was using it as a tool to shape metal over it or to bend around it.

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As part of the support for something heavy would also work.

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Just a possible use that comes to mind is it could be used to make a slide hammer. ( looks like it might be heavy enough as a slide). 

It would certainly be welcome in my scrap pile for " when I need it". And can always be used as a quick bending form.

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Find a project you want a 3.5" id  helix for and notch the top to hold the workpiece as you spiral it down.

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Pipe like that is rare enough around here that I'd be hesitant to cut it up or hammer on it. 

Still, no harm in cutting off a small length and making a cupping tool with it.  The thick wall would make it plenty strong enough to do cold work, too, and that's always a nice way to make dishes.

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Be good hinges for a jib boom crane. 

What were they used for in a wood stove?

Frosty The Lucky.

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My Englander shop wood stove has a blower on the back that is plumbed vert. into a row of horizontal  pipes where the hot air blows out the front.  They may be used for that

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Like Realtree wrote, older wood stove sometimes had those thick pipes. They pass through the hottest zone with the holes on the front and back of the stove. A blower in the back pushes air through the pipes, which gets warmed.

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Well, doesn't that give me more incentive to pick up old junk wood stoves. You see the heat exchange pipes in the tops of the older ones. In fact I have a use for a couple feet of pipe like that right now. I just don't want to pay for new. ;)

Frosty The Lucky.

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Greetings Arthur, 

          I ended up with a chunk of thick walled pipe like yours... I made a stainless insert and a support in the center with a small strap on the top in the center for handling.  i would take it to demos and heat it in the forge than insert a hot dog on a piece of stainless welding rod .. The object was to show young folks radiant heat.. Lots of fun until I ran out of dogs.. 1 heat would cook 3 dogs.. 

Forge on and make beautiful things 

Jim 

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Jim, that's an nifty idea. A small oven for the forge! ;)

Frosty, most people will give their old stove away if you get it out of their house. But they are massive and a pain to bring up from the basement. My brother's weighted over 300 pounds, even after taking out the fire bricks and removing the door.

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