How to make steak flippers (or hooks, but I think “flippers” is more fun to say). If you don’t know what those are, keep reading!
This is one of my favorite things that we sell. I had nothing to do with it, either; it was all my dad! Steak flippers or turners are a tool used for flipping steak, as the name suggests. It’s just a long stick with a hook at the end- perfect for Labor Day down the road!
This is how my dad made it.
To make the flipper, he used a deer shed and- get this- an old hay rake. I think that’s awesome!
First thing he did was cleaned the rust off the rake. He did this by soaking it in vinegar and buffing off the excess, shining it up. Then he took it to his forge (he makes knives) to heat it up and bent it so that the hook would more sideways. While that cooled, he moved on to drill a hole in the base of the small deer shed to fit the rake into. He also drilled a hole in the pointy end of the shed to tie leather through, so that it could be hung when stored. Once that was done, he put the two together, twisting and whatnot so that they securely fit together.
And that’s it! Easy peasy, but not too speedy to put together (that attempt at rhyming is just disgusting).
Happy grilling, y’all!