Rake like Nigel's from The Bonsai Zone

gilly24

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Any idea what kind of rake Nigel uses and where to get one? It seems really durable but lightweight and effective.

 

just.wing.it

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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

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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!

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Thrift stores have an excellent selection of silverware from which to make all kinds of fancy root rakes / butt scratchers
 

Flowerhouse

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canoeguide

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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.
 

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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.
 

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