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Old 04-27-2014, 12:38 PM
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Navyintel,
I finally got around to throwing one together this morning.

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It is a little wider bladed than usual. I went out to my cold and presumably "clean" oven to try it out. I easily raked out another 5 or 6 tablespoons of ash hiding in the corners. The shape of these things make it much easier to rake the very back. The hoe I was using did not get to that area real well. It is also much easier to rake the blind spots just the sides of the arch. The rooker is a great little tool and, very easy to build.

Thanks for the idea .
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:38 PM
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G'day Gulf
That looks the part. I'm warming to this tool more and more as time goes on.
I recon if I can find some steel to suit I'm going to make myself one. My oven entrance protrudes into the oven floor and I recon there's ash in those corners from the first fire!
I've put away some 1 1/4 in hard wood stock away for the handle already. It will plane and sand up well.
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:57 PM
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This rooker seems to be an interesting tool, and getting some good reports. I have been using this curved bladed tool to move the fire around the oven and remove ash and coals etc. It is made of aluminium sheet and is a little less than 3" across the blade. It works both left and right handed and I use it to both push and drag ash and coals. As you can see it is a front line tool.
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Gulf's tool looks great. The design has the final metal at 90 degrees and straight, not curved. This makes 100% of the coals in contact with the tool regardless of the handel angle. Good job.

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This rooker seems to be an interesting tool, and getting some good reports. I have been using this curved bladed tool to move the fire around the oven and remove ash and coals etc. It is made of aluminium sheet and is a little less than 3" across the blade. It works both left and right handed and I use it to both push and drag ash and coals. As you can see it is a front line tool.
G'day Steve
How thick is that blade? I have some aluminum which is 2.5 mm thick that might make a good rooker if it stiff enough. I like aluminium ...less likely to wear an chip the oven
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:43 PM
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Hey Dave - It is probably 2 mm but 2.5 would work fine, probably better. I agree, stainless is nice but aluminium is easy to work and gentle on the brickwork.
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