Best way to sharpen a hoe.

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mandycharlie

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« on: April 15, 2008, 17:18 »
I know its a daft question.

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008, 17:19 »
Use a hoe sharpener  :D

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2008, 17:23 »
Sensible answer.....

Use an oil stone, such as this (illustration purposes only)....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Faithfull-Combination-Oilstone-8In-2In/dp/B0001IWSTW

Available from all good DIY strores!

Where's ya bin Mandy?
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2008, 17:27 »
Thanks I'll have a look at that link in a minute.

I was hiding last year, what with the loss of hair thing, (all of it in just a few weeks, alopecia)

I feel much better than I did, life goes on, even if its without hair.  I'm even digging with a bald head. (don't worry I keep sun cream in the shed).

Thanks for asking, I'm touched.

How do use the oilstone... ????

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2008, 17:31 »
I just use a metal file - does the job for me. Stop every 15 minutes for a few strokes and it's fine - whizzes through the weeds.

Lovely to see you on the site again, mandycharlie  :)
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008, 17:32 »
Look at the hoe, chances are one edge is flat and one is sloped. Just run the oilstone over it until the metal is bright, then do the other side. (I use a file from the 99p shop but I am a bodger). You will see what to do when you start doing it. You will feel the benefit in no time.
Self-sufficient in rasberries and bindweed. Slug pellets can be handy.

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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2008, 17:33 »
I'll be serious now  :oops:

I've actually got the same one at home and just use it like a file. You need to lubricate it with oil though - either motor oil or vegetable oil if you don't have any

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2008, 17:33 »
glad to see you back! :D
I use a file, or an oil stone, or a Diamond card. (pretty much what ever comes to hand really)

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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2008, 17:38 »
See your getting technical again.. me, girl, aka female..

Diamond card?

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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2008, 17:41 »
Quote from: "mandycharlie"
See your getting technical again.. me, girl, aka female..

Diamond card?


Gwiz is actually a multi millionaire with diamond encrusted super bling hoe sharpener. If you ask him nicely, he'll send you a tenner, no problem :shock:

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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2008, 17:42 »
I'm not even sure that's what it's called, but they come in all sorts of sives, don't weigh a lot, and are encrusted with lots of bits of diamonds  (industrial grade)
very good at sharpening blades ect.

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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2008, 17:44 »
I forgot to mention.... I bought some off of Ebay.
3 for a fiver so I will only be able to let you have the OTHER fiver.
Sorry. :D

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2008, 17:44 »
Quote from: "john"
Quote from: "mandycharlie"
See your getting technical again.. me, girl, aka female..

Diamond card?


Gwiz is actually a multi millionaire with diamond encrusted super bling hoe sharpener. If you ask him nicely, he'll send you a tenner, no problem :shock:


*laughing*

It sounds like its the new must have.

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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2008, 17:46 »
here you go, have a look at this

Ebay Link

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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2008, 17:53 »
That does look good, thanks Gwiz.  

Best ask hubby first, just incase, cause you know what their like, (sorry chaps, just reverse the psychology) if I buy it, it will be, well we have one of those in the shed/cupboard/draw/attic etc etc  :)


 

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