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Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

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To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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  • Ash Hook - any homemade designs?

    Anyone using an ash hook in their oven like this one?

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    I've been using an old 2x4 to move the coals around, and truth be told - it works just fine. But I have been reading the "Art of Wood Fired Cooking" and it talks about an ash hook to move coals, and I got curious.

    I thought I might weld something up for use in my oven - but thought there may be designs here on the forum that I could use as a starter.

    Anyone build/use such a tool?
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    Re: Ash Hook - any homemade designs?

    I use this. I bent it a tad beyond vertical so I can rake against the back wall.
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      Re: Ash Hook - any homemade designs?

      FB has sold an ash rake which is a variant of both.


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        Re: Ash Hook - any homemade designs?

        I bought a pooper scooper from Petco. Replaced the handle with a longer piece of EMT pipe - works greet.
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          Made from 3 mm aluminum so it will not damage the hearth brick, but strong enough to push a log around. Sorry it ain't pretty but it works. One thing I discovered about making tools is the handles start off to long and all of mine have been shortened a couple ins at a time till they feel right

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