2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #85[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
"Made-It-Myself" GardenTerry Morgel, Avon, Minn., recently sent FARM SHOW photos of a couple of low-cost gardening tools he invented.
Sickle section hoes
“I made these hoes from used sickle sections. My wife likes to use them in her flower garden,” says Morgel. “Two of the hoes shown are equipped with double sickle sections welded to a large flat washer. A 4-in. length of 1-in. angle iron is welded to the washer a little off center so the handle will be centered. The handle is attached to the angle iron with 3/16-in. bolts. I used 3/4-in. dia. electrical conduit for the handle, but you could also use wood.
“The other short-handled hoe uses a single sickle section welded to an L-shaped metal bracket, which is screwed to a 1-ft. long wooden handle.”
Plastic barrel garden markers
Morgel made long lasting garden markers by cutting apart a 20-gal. plastic barrel. He says the markers won’t rot and can be used year after year. He used a table saw to cut up the barrel.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Terry Morgel, 37313 Co. Rd. 3, Avon, Minn. 56310 (ph 320 363-8802).
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