Uses for a Pocket Knife

documenting the many uses for the common pocket knife

Use #45 for a Pocket Knife: Adjusting a Grilling Grate Extension

fish on a grille grate

This one is a bit hard to describe, but basically I co-opted my brother in-law (and all around handy guy) to construct extensions to a standard round grilling grate or rack to fit my outdoor fire pit.  Being much larger than your standard round yard grille, the firepit needed a grate either much larger, or extensions fitted to an existing grate.  That was 6 months ago but I finally got the grate back with it’s extensions that needed … extending.  Being metal you couldn’t just pry them with your hands so I used the can opener/90 degree angle notch (that is by far not a technical term) on my Swiss Army pocket knife to get the extensions locked into place.  Still not wide enough … Looks like I’ll be sending them back for another extended stay in the shop.