Tools and Stuff forum: Look what my sweetie got for me

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 7, 2015 4:04 PM CST
DH just got back from a trip to the hardware store and look at the nice new toy he got for me! (It's the one in the middle.) Doesn't look like much compared to my old cutters, but see how much better it fits my somewhat small hands. Smiling

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 7, 2015 4:52 PM CST
Very nice. Looks like a neat latch assembly on it.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 7, 2015 5:20 PM CST
It won't cut anything very big; the label says up to 1/4 inch, but it will certainly be nice for deadheading and snipping flowers for bouquets. Smiling
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pirl
Feb 7, 2015 6:41 PM CST
What a thoughtful husband!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 7, 2015 8:14 PM CST
He's a sweetie, always bringing home little goodies he thinks I might like. Smiling
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Feb 9, 2015 4:24 PM CST
Please forgive the presumption, but it looks like the older pruners could be rejuvenated significantly with some fine sandpaper, or Comet cleanser followed by a sharpening stone on the edges.

f you don't have a sharpening stone, you can glue fine sandpaper (400, 600 or 800 grit) to a wood block or tile or anything flat and stiff. Basically, make your own fine-grit Emory board.

You might not be able to get a flat sharpening stone onto both edges of the inward-curved jaw. Wrapping fine sandpaper around a finger and stroking very gently can sharpen an inner curve (or amputate the finger - YMMV).


Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 9, 2015 5:52 PM CST
Now, Rick, you aren't supposed to notice that those poor older pruners have been left out in the weather and neglected. They've been sitting out on the front porch for DH to hack off chunks of our aggressive climbing rose when it tries to attack him. Hilarious! They actually work quite well, tho. It's just that the spread on the handles is a bit beyond my comfortable reach.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
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RickCorey
Feb 9, 2015 6:54 PM CST
Mea culpa!

A corroding edge may give your DH a "serrated" edge to work with. But he coulkd duplicate that by finishing the sharpening process with a coarse stone.

I know I have a strong tendency to look for ways to make a process more complex. "They already work quite well" makes sense to most gardeners, but I have a knife-sharpening fetish.

(I shouldn't talk, however! I have hoes and shovels that need sandpaper, a file and some oil.)

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