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    advice on a sand flea rake

    going to make a sand flea rake and was wondering if anything special I might want to do to it...... to make it better...thanks for any help and advice
    My time is running short, with a week away
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    Put a T on the handle so its easier to drag
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    Make it wide.
    Something like this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pier#r View Post
    Make it wide.
    Something like this...
    so how wide is that? looks like 32inches(16in to the center pole)...if the hole spacing are 1in apart on the perforated metal at the bottom
    what about the screen? I have both galvanized like pictured(and will need more of a frame like pictured) or expanded stainless that is rigid itself ....won't need much more then a frame on the outside edges (maybe)....never went for sand fleas before, so I am learning like soooo many things in life

    OK which screening would you use? is the expanded metal opening too big? 7/8 x 3/8 in at the widest points.......it is stainless so will last a long time where the other won't
    the small ones might fall through, but most I don't think would

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    definitely the larger (thicker) mesh!

    BTW, I am 'in the market' for a new sandflea rake (hint-hint ;-)
    Last edited by Pier#r; 09-25-2013 at 10:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pier#r View Post
    definitely the larger (thicker) mesh!
    thank you Sir !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pier#r View Post
    definitely the larger (thicker) mesh!

    BTW, I am 'in the market' for a new sandflea rake (hint-hint ;-)
    do you need a new stainless drop ring too ..

    looks like it will be 24 wide 10x10 deep10in opening ....how does that sound...or does it need bigger(too late)....it should process sand quick and good with the opening in it....does the leading edge need more of a plate flat surface....the digger???? I only want to make it once.

    is a fiberglass handle ok?
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    Yep, wide is good! It may need bracing though ?
    If the leading edge is too sharp it will cut the sandfleas in half

    10-12" wide and deep sounds good, but it should have a squared or rounded bottom (NOT V-shaped).

    Stainless steel dropnet rig is optional but then this model looks great...


    Oh, I meant the sand flea rake ;-) LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pier#r View Post
    Yep, wide is good! It may need bracing though ?
    If the leading edge is too sharp it will cut the sandfleas in half

    LOL!
    only the ones that hit that edge

    already made the frame and it's V shaped....darn should have waited..... I knew it....
    24inches wide...is that too wide? and plan on one brace centered where the handle attaches if I have time now....crap

    so are the fleas shallow?

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    Guy in Fla did a two part video on making his on youtube. He was a commercial pompano fisherman so he probably knew a bit about catching the fleas. He convinced me that buying one was probably a better alternative for me than trying to build. But there are probably some ideas that'll help you design yours.

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