Tools and Stuff forum: need opinions on my home made garden tools

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Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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homeshow
Sep 24, 2012 5:01 PM CST
This is a long handled froe. My wife calls a handy Ho. Smiling I made it at our blacksmithing club down in Chattanooga. I'm just not impressed with store bought garden tools. I like wood handles best because they take the shock of heavy use and don't transmit the stress into your elbow and wrist.
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I made this one out of a ball peen hammer so the is steel resistant to rust and hard enough to shape sandstone. What do you think? I'm all ears!
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Sep 28, 2012 5:35 PM CST

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Looks good show. How is the head fixed to the handle?
Evan
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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homeshow
Oct 1, 2012 7:15 AM CST
With a metal wedge. Same as a hammer is attached.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 3, 2012 9:03 AM CST

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I just saw this for the first time today - that's really impressive! I love it. Thumbs up
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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homeshow
Oct 3, 2012 10:01 AM CST
Thanks, I tested it on a gravel driveway. I'm thinking of selling them. Smiling
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Oct 14, 2012 6:49 PM CST
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I like it
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Name: Mike Keough
San Francisco, CA. (Zone 10a)
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putitupmike
Oct 26, 2012 12:50 PM CST
Hurray!
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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homeshow
Dec 7, 2012 11:16 AM CST
My friend Rob's wife has had this one and started using it. So far she has replanted the strawberry patch and loves it. wants some for the kids. They grow the majority of their food. Said she really liked how it got between all the plants.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Dec 7, 2012 1:12 PM CST

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Thumbs up
Evan
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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homeshow
Dec 25, 2012 11:26 AM CST

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Here is the next project a digging froe with a root cutting ax on the back. Just flip it around and get the woody roots out. High carbon steel also. 2 models a hand held version and one on a long handle.
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Jan 5, 2013 1:42 AM CST
I can't sleep and was looking for the right place to ask a question,when i run across this. Thumbs up I absolutely love your idea's, well they are more than idea's but i have MS so i have to get my husband to do a lot of the heavy duty work & digging.He would absolutely love that last one.

If you ever come up with anything light weight i would love to see it!!!

Good luck
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Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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homeshow
Jan 5, 2013 8:13 PM CST
The first picture is of a 12 oz froe.

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