Finished the stand for our apple butter kettle today. I wasn’t satisfied with how the ring fit the kettle so I forged another. Then I made three legs to support the ring. I began by offsetting the tops of the legs so they would splay outward. This was done with the help of a bending jig I made a couple years ago.

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Once all three legs were offset, I began to define the feet with a spring swage.

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The feet were further defined by rounding on the anvil and drawing out the legs just above the feet.

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Below are the finished ring and three legs.

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Finally, I added my touchmark. It represents my initials “BJ” in front of mountains.

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The three legs were riveted to the ring with three rivets each and the apple butter kettle stand was done. I might add some kind of finish but will probable just rub it down with cooking oil. The heat from the fire will bake it in just like seasoning a cast iron skillet. Thanks for looking!

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