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Fence Tool Made From Old Crowbar
I made this fence tool out of an old crowbar. I chose the crowbar because it's both hard and malleable. I use it to pull staples out of wood fence posts when removing or repairing wire.
First I cut the crowbar off at 12 in. with a chop saw, then used a belt sander to sand the claws off making sure not to get the bar too hot by dousing it in a pail of water between sanding. Then I sanded down both sides of the claws to make a point. Finally, I put an 8-in. long piece of 3/ 4-in. dia. rubber hose over the bar to make it easier to handle. I use it with a hammer. Doesn't damage wire fence or posts. (David K. Pemble, Pemble Farm, Pittsfield, Mass. 01201 ph 413 443-0646)

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1997 - Volume #21, Issue #6