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Sep 24, 2012 5:01 PM CST
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 6b)
Canning and food preservation Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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!
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Sep 28, 2012 5:35 PM CST
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Name: Evan
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Looks good show. How is the head fixed to the handle?
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Oct 1, 2012 7:15 AM CST
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 6b)
Canning and food preservation Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
With a metal wedge. Same as a hammer is attached.
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Oct 3, 2012 9:03 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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I just saw this for the first time today - that's really impressive! I love it. Thumbs up
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Oct 3, 2012 10:01 AM CST
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 6b)
Canning and food preservation Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
Thanks, I tested it on a gravel driveway. I'm thinking of selling them. Smiling
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Oct 14, 2012 6:49 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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I like it
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Oct 26, 2012 12:50 PM CST
Name: Mike Keough
Antioch, CA. (Zone 10a)
Hurray!
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Dec 7, 2012 11:16 AM CST
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 6b)
Canning and food preservation Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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.
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Dec 7, 2012 1:12 PM CST
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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Dec 25, 2012 11:26 AM CST
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 6b)
Canning and food preservation Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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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.
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Jan 5, 2013 1:42 AM CST
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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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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Jan 5, 2013 8:13 PM CST
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 6b)
Canning and food preservation Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
The first picture is of a 12 oz froe.
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