Right on man. There is something great about making your stove parts. Its really a great feeling to make something that works perfect for you.
Here are just a few of mine:
The pokers are all carbon steel but the ash shovel is stainless. The poker with the hook on the back works great to open te door on the WM or slide the dampers back and forth. The ones with the wide flat part on tha back work great for moving coal around and the twist in the larger one works great for clearing the great . Some have straight points for smooth poking and others have spaded points for breaking through. I became pretty addicted to forging these and have made ultra long fireplace pokers, log flippers and other tools for my folks as well.
I see where you had to go at an angle to get the maximum poking. It must have been a pain with a straight poker!
Thanks for sharing! The cool thing about this site is the amount of fabrication skills everyone has as well which always helps out someone else down the road.