August 31, 2011

A Rake By Any Other Name

rake

[reyk
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1. an agricultural implement with teeth or tines for gathering cut grass, hay, or the like for smoothing the surface of the ground.

6. to gather or collect (there is that word again) abundantly.

Who knew what other great tools a rake could become?

You can often find discarded rake heads at yard sales, and even in the trash. Once the handle rots or breaks off some find them simply to be trash. I see them waiting for a new job.




Previous Two Pictures Tattered Style

This next rake had multiple jobs. First as a rake I presume, then as a macrame piece in the 70's (my mom's handywork) and finally as a jewelry holder. These are both currently in my closet.


You could also use it as a holder in your garage for other garden tools, a stake in your flower bed to hold up heavy headed plants, a key holder. You see where I'm going.

Of course there are easy do it yourself repairs you can make to your rake to put it back in working order, but I think not. What new uses do you see for an old rake?

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