Rake like Nigel's from The Bonsai Zone

gilly24

Seedling
Messages
5
Reaction score
1
Location
Sydney, Australia
USDA Zone
10b
Any idea what kind of rake Nigel uses and where to get one? It seems really durable but lightweight and effective.

c4S5ri2.png
 

just.wing.it

Deadwood Head
Messages
11,324
Reaction score
15,687
Location
Just South of the Mason Dixon
USDA Zone
6B
There's a video he made years ago in which he mentions what it is....
I can't remember which video, but if I recall, I think it was found at a thrift store.
 

sorce

Nonsense Rascal
Messages
29,812
Reaction score
40,639
Location
Berwyn, Il
USDA Zone
6.2
A single hook is safer for roots.

Keep it as a buttscratcher, cuz if you use your single hook for buttscratching, either people gonna look at you funny, or you may have an accident!

Sorce
 

BonjourBonsai

Shohin
Messages
336
Reaction score
346
Location
Maryland, USA
USDA Zone
7a
Thrift stores have an excellent selection of silverware from which to make all kinds of fancy root rakes / butt scratchers
 
Messages
197
Reaction score
396
Location
Rawlins, Wyoming
USDA Zone
5a

canoeguide

Shohin
Messages
443
Reaction score
778
Location
Central PA
USDA Zone
6a
The one thing about his rake that I like is the rounded prongs and tips. Most rakes have rather angular, sharp-sided prongs that tear roots easily.

That said, 90% of the time I think that a chopstick or single root hook is the best tool.
 

penumbra

Masterpiece
Messages
3,990
Reaction score
5,545
Location
Front Royal, VA
USDA Zone
6
Nigel's rake is an eloquent looking tool.
I use a rake actually more than I use a hook. I have a lot of young plants and tropicals with more fibrous roots than woody tangling roots.
 

Similar threads

Top Bottom