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I KISSED MY ASH GOODBYE

 
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wolfy



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PostPosted: Friday 5-1-2015 10:47 am    Post subject: I KISSED MY ASH GOODBYE Reply with quote

I had a buddy cut a section out of the bottom of one of those 'el cheapo' D-handled, square-ended shovels that go on sale in the Springtime at the big-box stores. Then I had him weld a piece of expanded metal screen over the rectangular hole on the inside surface of the shovel......it slides along the ground better if it's welded on the inside.

I use it when transferring coals from the firepit to the oven lids. Just scoop up a pile of coals, do a little judicious jiggling and all of the dead ashes fall through the screened 'window' leaving the nice big glowing embers in the shovel.

If you've got more money than I do, one of these would work, too.....

http://www.toolite.com
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PostPosted: Friday 5-1-2015 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea! Thumbs Up I think making one would be a lot cheaper than the toolite ones. I saw the square end short one was 74 smacks. Frightened I definitely like your idea better!
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wolfy



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PostPosted: Monday 5-4-2015 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the ready-made shovels are waaaaay out of my league, but the 'el-cheapo' version, that I had built, was in the neighborhood of $5.....more MY style, for sure! Wink About the handiest Dutch oven accessory that I ever came up with, so far......and it works just as well with briquettes as it does with natural wood coals. Thumbs Up
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Location: Central Kentucy: Where the Bluegrass Meets The Mountains

PostPosted: Thursday 5-7-2015 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a terrific idea, Wolfy. Baddd

Things like that almost make me wish I didn't live in the 18th century. Ah, well. Guess I'll have to stick with my ember rake and shovel.
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