This is a casting stick thing that I forged today. I made it out of rebar.  I use the hook end to scoop out the dross that is in the aluminum cans that I melt down. The L end is to hold the crucible. It makes it easier to take it out of the foundry and it makes it easier to pour with it. The crucible is my new one. I bought a steel 2 inch diameter pipe with a fitting cap and cut a slot to put the casting stick in. Smelting is so much easier now.