Crafting a dirt rake takes two twigs and two of the additional material the dirt rake is being made of.
The rake is used to turn dirt, grass blocks and grass paths into farmland. To till, press use on wabe or earth while holding a rake. Rake can also be used to convert coarse earth into regular earth by pressing use on the coarse dirt.
Tilling is effectively instantaneous, regardless of material, and uses 1 durability. Breaking object with a rake uses 0 durability.
Dirt Rakes can be used as a weapon, but they do no more than a fist. The dirt rake uses one durability when used as a weapon.
Wood Dirt Rakes can be used as fuel in a furnace.