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GardenerX
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step by step guide to makeing a Garden Tool

Hello Everyone,

I'm going to do what the topic name says I'm going to give you a step by step guide to makeing a home made garden tool pics included.... WARNING DO NOT ATEMPT THIS UNLESS YOU ARE AN ADULT OR HAVE ADULT'S SUPERVISION

step 1: gather your suplies, the suplies you will need are as shown below :arrow:
[img]https://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/001-6.jpg[/img]
the knife handle is optional if you don't have one I would suggest a stick

step 2: now that we have all our suplies LET'S BEGAIN, first you take the stick or in my case the knife handle make sure it fits the pipe nice and snug
[url=https://s549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/?action=view&current=003-5.jpg][img]https://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/th_003-5.jpg[/img][/url]

step 3: next you will need to take your tape measure and measure the pipe to about, 3-3 1/2 in' MAKE SURE TO MARK THE SPOT
[url=https://s549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/?action=view&current=005.jpg][img]https://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/th_005.jpg[/img][/url]

step 4: now cut the pipe where you marked it
[url=https://s549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/?action=view&current=006-1.jpg][img]https://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/th_006-1.jpg[/img][/url]

step 5: next you will need to cut the pipe at an angle, MAKE SURE IT'S AT LEAST 1 1/2 IN' LONG, start at about the middle of the pipe and cut at an angle
[url=https://s549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/?action=view&current=007-2.jpg][img]https://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/th_007-2.jpg[/img][/url]

step 6: put the flat end onto the soon to be handle-(A.K.A the stick or knife handle), MAKE SURE IT IS SECURELY ON, if it starts to get loose just add a dab of super glue and hold it till it dry's
[url=https://s549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/?action=view&current=008.jpg][img]https://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/th_008.jpg[/img][/url]

step 7: once it is securely on the handle GO TEST IT OUT MAN, or lady depends on what you want to be :lol:

MY FINISHED PRODUCTS :arrow:
[url=https://s549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/?action=view&current=008.jpg][img]https://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/th_008.jpg[/img][/url] [url=https://s549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/?action=view&current=009.jpg][img]https://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/th_009.jpg[/img][/url]

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GardenerX
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Hello again everyone,

I just wanted to update the tool project and show everyone how it works the angle of the pipe makes it easy to cut through small roots and break though tough soil,

[img]https://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/012-2.jpg[/img] [img]https://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/016-1.jpg[/img]

cynthia_h
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It looks useful for tight spots where a trowel is too big. Very nice! Good re-use of materials, too. :D

Thank you for the tutorial.

Cynthia H.
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9

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