Thanks Dave, it will be great to see your DB and implements all done! I still need to redo my implements. JB, I think you are right. we try to force the machine to do something other than what it does, and we end up beat and frustrated. But what the DB does, it does well. DJ54, thanks for the video. It looks like you have found a happy medium- and it seems the trick is not to overload it with power or depth of cut. I guess it feels to me like it is doing nothing if I don't have it set for 6-8 inches deep or something. What I have done with the cultivator is to start at the top notch, makes a couple passes, drop it a notch, makes a couple more, etc. until it is all cultivated as deeply as I can go. I haven't had the nerve to use it once my little plants are coming up, but my garden is small, and I don't have long rows.
FYI, my grains are coming along, and the soft white wheat and the hard red what have put on grain heads already. Hopefully, a good harvest will come.