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Posted By westkywood,
Nov 21, 2009 at 1:31 AM
That thing looks MEAN. >:-(
Careful--I don't think that thing is legal to carry concealed in CA.
This is what I did. A kids' leaf rake.
Elder, That thing looks like a backscratcher for a grizzly.
Unless you give it teeth, I'd call that an ash hoe, not a coal rake.
I found this on Amazon but it does not look like the teeth are long enough:
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
Nothing that a bit of dentistry with an angle grinder couldn't fix.
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.
yeah but the ash slips through the holes so perhaps a hoe/ash strainer/rake combo haha
Handy rake for cold coals in shoulder season
It's not clear in your photo: Is that 5th tine cut a little short for a reason?
You have a sharp eye !
This is an "opposable tine" which facilitates the elevation and specific placement of coals :cheese:
I have read that when ash rakes develop an opposable tine they quickly develop new, unintended capabilities and also increase in price dramatically.
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).
some people have been known to give their right hand for a rake like this
What is the purpose of the gold ornament on this rake . . .
Um, what's the purpose of this rake?
If you want to shovel the stuff out, why not just use a fireplace shovel?
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.
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
That, my man, is the second of the three rings of marriage. The first is the engagement ring and the last is the suffering.
The purpose of the rake is to separate the coals from the ashes, not to replace the shovel.
Noting your signature I see you don't suffer.......