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#1 cadman56 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 07:26 PM

A few years ago a neighbor had public sale. I bought a garden rake and this other tool was thrown in with it. I don't know what is called and what it is used for or how to use it! I remember when I was little and lived in town our next door neighbor had one of these. I remembered the tool but I don't remember seeing them use it. Here are a couple of pics of the tool in question with my hoe to give you a size reference. IMG_0063.jpg IMG_0061.jpg IMG_0062.jpg

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 07:39 PM

I dont know the name of the tool but I have always used it for taking out weeds. When you make a pass through the soil It goes just deep enough to loosen the roots.
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Posted July 10, 2012 - 07:45 PM

That looks like a variation of a tool called a scuffle hoe. Here's a picture of one.

scuffle hoe.jpg

I was going to say that it was a bottomless shovel for those who love digging so much that they'd never get done digging a hole! ...But I thought that would be less than helpful :blush2:
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Posted July 10, 2012 - 07:50 PM

As I was looking at the tool, and before reading the other 2 posts, I thought it was used for weeding, so 3 out of 3 people agree....
It must be a de-weeder!
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Posted July 10, 2012 - 10:05 PM

There often used for harvesting leafy plants such as dandelion and spinach, where you want to cut the leaf patch off but don't care about the root.
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Posted July 11, 2012 - 04:50 AM

A type of hoe is what would be my guess as well. Seems to me we had one of those around but i haven't seen it for years. Used for weeding IME.
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Posted July 11, 2012 - 06:51 AM

I agree also, it's a type of hoe. Designed to cut the plant off underground. BTW, you pull it, not push.
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Posted July 12, 2012 - 07:06 PM

Thanks everyone for the replies. Now I know what the tool is and how to use it. I had some weeds in my garden, so today I tried the "weeder" out. Does a nice job of taking the weeds out. :thumbs:
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Posted July 12, 2012 - 07:13 PM

Where's the action shots or video? :p

Good to hear it works well, if you need more practice, I have some in mine that aren't going away on their own...

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Posted July 23, 2012 - 09:25 PM

MH81 - just got a new camera and the garden has some weeds in it. Well, a lot of weeds now that we got some rain. If I figure out how to take a vid with it I'll post it up here. Hey, better yet, you can come here and I can show you how this tool works and then you can practice on my weeds!! :D :beerchug:
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Posted July 23, 2012 - 11:04 PM

Next time I find myself in your neighborhood, It's a deal! Just be aware that I have found gardening to require nearly constant Lubrication Breaks. :beerchug:
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Posted July 24, 2012 - 05:00 PM

:bigrofl: Got you covered there! I just stocked the garage frig with Lager, Sam Adams Summer Ale and Corona's (loaded or unloaded)!! The instructor gets real thirsty too! BTW, I shot a vid of the "weed tool" in action. Film at 11pm. :beerchug:
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Posted July 24, 2012 - 05:36 PM

I'll be along shortly! :bigrofl:
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Posted July 24, 2012 - 05:49 PM

Honey, I need you to call me off from work tomorrow...
if I leave now, I could get there about midnight.
Ok, where did I put those directions to cadman's house...
:)
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Posted July 25, 2012 - 08:09 PM

You guys are welcome any time! :beerchug: I made a vid of the "Weed Tool" in operation. There was a storm coming and I could hear thunder as I set up the tripod. Turn the sound down. My wife came up to the garden and was standing right behind the camera asking what I was doing + 1000 other questions. Finally I told her that her voice was going to be on the vid. It got quite then!! It was a little choppy when I replayed it on my pc, but I may not have the latest software to play .mov files. Here is the link. I hope it works and plays for anyone who wants to look at it.

http://s646.photobuc...nt=MVI_0071.mp4




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