Oily Sand for Tools: I need to do this...

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Oily Sand for Tools

By weeds
November 15, 2012

Keep a bucket of oily sand in a handy place to stick your tools in to prevent rust.

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Name: Kristi
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Nov 14, 2012 8:03 PM CST
This is a great tip that I've been meaning to do for a while. Thanks for the 'bump'.

Need to get this done and keep threatening to paint the handle of my garden tools purple or pink or... theoretically making them easier to find or to keep them from walking off. lol
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Apr 17, 2013 5:52 AM CST
Margaret Roach (awaytogarden.com) recommends using flaxseed oil instead of motor oil. Whatever oil is in the sand will be on your tools, and eventually will transfer to wherever you use your tools.
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Sep 25, 2014 2:05 PM CST
Or mineral oil. I don't think that's toxic to anything, and it never turns rancid.

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