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Gridlifter question

Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
edited 2:56AM in Off Topic
After 8 years, I'm curious as to how many folks still have, and use the Gridlifter I started making back in 2002. If you are, then I'll bet it's starting to look pretty ragged. I'm still using my ancient one, and every once and a while have oldtimers still say that they couldn't do without it. I honestly believe that it is the most useful tool I ever made. It's kind of strange, but it's rare that I ever get a request for one anymore, although Squeeze ordered one a few minutes ago. That got me curious. I guess the older generation is taking their lifters into retirement.

Trying to rain in San Antonio.

Mike

Comments

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 20,901
    still use mine, someday ill give it another coat of tung oil, is that what was on the early ones
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Yes, Sir. Then I changed, then changed back. Now it's equal parts boiled linseed oil, mineral spirits, and Spar urethane. Nice natural feel to it. Here's some I shipped this morning. Still fun, so I still do it. Looks like you had a great trip.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 20,901
    nice looking work. ill have to get some tung oil. the handle you put on my wading staff is holding up great with the epoxy, love that thing, i really think i can walk on water with it B)

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  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    I have been on here just under a year and I had not heard of your tools until just now. I'll bet if you post some pics you will get some orders :)

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Cool, Man! I've been wondering about that thing.
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Oh yeah, you're right. But that's kind of frowned upon. Trust me, I'm not looking to solicit business. I took about 6 months off after my Dad died last summer to get some of his affairs in order. Before that I had been up to 2 years behind in orders. I don't want any more of that. I've only been back up and running for 2-3 months. Had to sign a blood pact with my wife saying I'd spend more time out of the shop. It's better now. ;)
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Hey Lawn Ranger, I didn't know you were back in business. Are you related to THIS web site by any chance? If so maybe you could put a picture of your gridlifter on it so us noobs can see one. :cheer:

    It has rained here in Ft. Myers. A real summer type down pour. Like it wasn't humid enough!!!

    Thanks,

    Gator

     
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Gator:

    Yep, that's me. I'll email you.

    Mike
  • i use mine every single time i cook!!! ....stir ashes with it, lift the grates out with it, turn the grates with it . . ..and yeah, the handle is getting pretty cruddy! (mine is one of your early ones too, before you started really coating them heavy with the eurothane or whatever). . .still need to send it back for a re-do along with my handles! . ..
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thank you.

    Gator

     
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    send 'em on!
  • RRPRRP Posts: 20,444
    have it, use it and LOVE IT! I still believe I have the nicest one you ever made Mike! The handle just oozes personality and charm with it's unique color and shape!
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    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Thanks, My Friend. Glad it's been useful.
  • I would love to get a new handle. How do I order one?
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,180
    Here's mine.

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    It still works and looks great but I do have to scrub the handle with a pot scrubber and soap every now and then. And I usually clean the working end while I'm at it and paint it black about two inches up from the tip.

    Oh yea, here's a few other Lawn Ranger tools I somehow managed to accumulate over the years. And they are hanging on a genuine Lawn Ranger Tool Hanger.

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    I think there's a few more since this picture was taken.

    I couldn't Eggfunction without them and nothing would taste as good.

    Thanks Mike.

    Spring "Lawn Ranger Tool Collector" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Steve:Probably shouldn't do this, but this is the OT Forum. I haven't updated my site yet, but shoot me an email at gridlifter@yahoo.com and I'll get back with you. Let me know if I can be of assistance.

    Mike
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    You're too good to me, My Friend. I have just been thinking of how to get folks eggucated about the lifter.

    Great weather, huh?
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Mike,

    Could you post a pic of the business end of that thing. My deep dish pizza pan holder isn't doing it anymore for me. I might be needin one.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Yea, me too :)

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Wow! I had to go way back. Here are some pics of the first one ever made. this is the pic I first posted on the Forum in 2002. they rest are of some of the earliest orders. There have been vast improvements since then.

    Mike

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,172
    The one tool I use each time with any of the 3 eggs.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • tach18ktach18k Posts: 1,607
    I'm still using mine, they are not real pretty anymore, they do see a lot of weather as they are outdoors all the time, they could use some cleaning up. I use a cast iron grate and it wont lift that. I do use it for stiring the ash and at times use it to scrape the grate down.
  • EGGRPhEGGRPh Posts: 180
    Hey Lawn Ranger,

    Could you please e-mail me as well. I'm interested in your gridlifters. Thanks.

    Stef Berchert (EGGRPh)
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