BBQ tools (extended handles)

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About 5 years ago, someone at our church used a 500 gallon propane tank and converted it into a big gas cooker/grill for the church. Bonnie and I recently started helping out in the kitchen and I noticed on Wednesday when we cooked hamburgers for the kids that all we have is 3 or 4 of the “kitchen style” flippers. They are only about 12” long overall, and when reaching all the way into that big grill I was almost cooking my arms.

I asked one of the guys why didn’t we have any BBQ tools that were long enough, and he said “That’s all we’ve ever had.” So I brought 2 of them to the house and made longer handles. These 2 are now 26” and 29” long and should really make it easier to cook on that grill. The top one is maple and the bottom one was a piece of PT 2X4 that I cut down on the band saw. To keep the small metal rod from pulling out I bent it in 3 places (kinda like a “Z” ) and forced it into the drilled-out end,and used JB Weld to epoxy it into the handle. Both handles have 3 coats of Tung oil. Not really much of a “project” but I’m sure the other folks who work in the kitchen will appreciate it.


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#1 posted 12-16-2014 05:32 PM

Joe—Good job in modifying BBQ tools.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 12-16-2014 05:38 PM

That’s a real good idea. I will have to keep this in mind next time we BBQ. Good thinking Joe.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 12-16-2014 08:02 PM

Way to step up Joe!!! Fine job on the modification that should save you guys some grief. Nothing worse than the smell of overcooked

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 12-16-2014 08:04 PM

Great utility and such fine craftsmanship for a somewhat simple project. You’re a wonderful contributor to the kitchen help.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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