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Any good ideas on making a rake?

Post in 'The Gear' started by westkywood, Nov 21, 2009.

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  1. budman

    budman Minister of Fire

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    That thing looks MEAN. >:-(

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  2. woodgeek

    woodgeek Minister of Fire

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

    Bootlegger New Member

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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

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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

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  7. golfandwoodnut

    golfandwoodnut Minister of Fire

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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

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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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

    carinya New Member

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    Handy rake for cold coals in shoulder season

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  12. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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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:
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    haha classic!
  15. DBoon

    DBoon Minister of Fire

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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

    Scott in IN New Member

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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

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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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

    EJL923 Feeling the Heat

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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

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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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

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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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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