Any good ideas on making a rake?

westkywood Posted By westkywood, Nov 21, 2009 at 1:31 AM

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  1. budman

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    That thing looks MEAN. >:-(
     
  2. woodgeek

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    Careful--I don't think that thing is legal to carry concealed in CA.
     
  3. Bootlegger

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    This is what I did. A kids' leaf rake.
     
  4. labrador

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    Elder, That thing looks like a backscratcher for a grizzly.
     
  5. LLigetfa

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    Unless you give it teeth, I'd call that an ash hoe, not a coal rake.
     
  6. RidgeHiker

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  7. golfandwoodnut

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    All right, you guys got me hooked, or should I say raked. I had an appropriate large spatila that I got as a gift for the grill From my golfing background it came equipped with a golf grip. I just cut the teeth and bent it in the vice. Now I have the Parfect (pun intened), ParBBQ (the name ont the grip) coal rake. It matches my call name GolfandWoodnut. I might even carry this in my golf bag for when there is not a rake in the bunker! %-P
     
  8. LLigetfa

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  9. THEMAN

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    haha I'm willing to bet money you are correct. As a matter of fact I should probably delete the post, just to be safe.
     
  10. THEMAN

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    yeah but the ash slips through the holes so perhaps a hoe/ash strainer/rake combo haha
     
  11. carinya

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    Handy rake for cold coals in shoulder season
     

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  12. Shari

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    It's not clear in your photo: Is that 5th tine cut a little short for a reason? :)

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  13. carinya

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    You have a sharp eye !

    This is an "opposable tine" which facilitates the elevation and specific placement of coals :cheese:
     
  14. THEMAN

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    haha classic!
     
  15. DBoon

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    I have read that when ash rakes develop an opposable tine they quickly develop new, unintended capabilities and also increase in price dramatically.
     
  16. Scott in IN

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    I typically use a curved end fireplace poker. That being said I also took a cheapo one hand garden rake and bent 2 of the five tines up, it works fine for raking coals (with a leather gauntlet glove on).
     
  17. carinya

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    some people have been known to give their right hand for a rake like this
     
  18. firefighterjake

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    What is the purpose of the gold ornament on this rake . . .
     
  19. Spikem

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    Um, what's the purpose of this rake?

    If you want to shovel the stuff out, why not just use a fireplace shovel?
     
  20. EJL923

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    When I first got my stove installed I realized i needed a rake. i was impatient and cheap, so into my garage i went scrounging. I found a 1" x 1/8" thick piece of steel. At 4" i made a 90° bend after heating it with a torch. Cut to desired length. If you need a real long rake, you may need thicker steel if you want it sturdier. Mine is plenty strong around 20". For effect, i drilled a hole in the other end in case i want to add a leather shoe lace. Dont forget to round the edges on a grinder. Also had a can of high heat paint laying around. Minus the drilled hole, this rake was made with a saw and a torch in about 10 minutes. What started out as a temporary solution became my permanent ash rake. Works very well.
     
  21. carinya

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    talk about eagle eyes in this community.....

    this should not merely be regarded as an ornament......you may recall J Cash's song ??....

    Ring of Fire
     
  22. LLigetfa

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    That, my man, is the second of the three rings of marriage. The first is the engagement ring and the last is the suffering.
     
  23. LLigetfa

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    The purpose of the rake is to separate the coals from the ashes, not to replace the shovel.
     
  24. carinya

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    Noting your signature I see you don't suffer.......
     
  25. Shari

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    <<<loud groan>>>

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