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Plot74

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« on: April 21, 2012, 21:36 »
I would like to know how to sharpen my garden hoe and spade more so the hoe.
John
John
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Trillium

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Re: Tools
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 21:53 »
This video might help. Here.

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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 13:29 »
A metal file is best for thinner metals, like most hoes.  I find a small hobby angle grinder works well (and quickly) on thicker tools like spades and axes.

But make sure you don't make the spade too sharp, as if you hit a thick tree root you might actually get the spade stuck!

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 14:09 »

We had to wait 30 seconds before the old duffer finally got round to making a stroke.  May I respectfully suggest that the hoe is held in a vice and both hands are then free to control the flat file.

Cheers,       Tony.
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Gwiz

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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012, 16:37 »
 :D
Tony, you've got a point :)

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Plot74

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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2012, 23:06 »

We had to wait 30 seconds before the old duffer finally got round to making a stroke.  May I respectfully suggest that the hoe is held in a vice and both hands are then free to control the flat file.

Cheers,       Tony.
Thanks for the replies I have brought the hoe home to do a proper job on it as it has no edge at all just flat.( bought at a car boot sale ) I got an extra long Handle gifted by another chap on the plot a real friendly bunch . They are all looking after me being the newbie on the plot the previous gardener let it go it hasn't been looked after properly for a number of years.
I am bringing it back to life cheers again
John



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