Cool garden hand tools

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  1. Dzionik

    Dzionik Junior Member

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    andrew curr Moderator

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    great tools

    love that glaciated soil
     
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    That is a cool tool. I wish the soil we gardened in when I was a kid was that loose. We had more rocks than dirt.
     
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    My dad made a triple pronged hoe into 3 single pronged hoes by welding a pipe onto each prong.
    One got given to a neighbour and the other 2 come in long and short handle
    Its his favourite tools for weeding running a drill and preparing soil and it hangs neatly from the garage rafters ready for next time.
     
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    3ft high raised beds and they wouldn't ever need to dig.
    love his outfit though, and the beard is mighty fine too.
    why do people with long beards have a habit of stroking it?

    great ideas all of them, but when you think that generations of people
    have grown things in them same places, it's not exactly advanced technology :)
     
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    Permaculture is not an advanced technology either. Those people who use chemicals are the new agers so what's your point here?
     
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    well he was just excited about his digger there, and it's impressive but it's nothing to write home about is it? it's still a digger so my point is he hasn't advanced much further than his great great great grand father did on that same patch, he still has to dig the bluddy thing.
     
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    Humh... he is monk not hippie :)

    Think that digging is the only way to warm up the soil after long russian winter. Deep frosting is also the reason why soil is so crumble.

    My personal favorite is second one, simple for just loosening the soil.
     
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    FREE, his forebears probably used the spade that the other guy is using, so if you are going to dig then the tool he is using is an improvement. The permies I know who dig (yes there are some) use spades. I take your point though, how come other technologies haven't developed in such communities? I'm guessing that they develop in places where there are supermarkets and it's easier to experiment without going hungry ;-)

    Here's some kiwi ingenuity with a new hand tool https://www.theslammer.co.nz/ (the video is pretty funny).
     
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    My favorite garden tool before I began to do buried wood beds was the Broadfork. Super for aerating the soil without turning. :)
     
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    Thats a cool idea.
     
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    Wow, beautiful tools. I love that second one, too, the hinged, open shovel. This one is tempting, but I don't know what it's called. That slammer tool looks amazing. Is there anything better than the right tool for the job? :)

    here's the translation of that levered shovel in number 2 video:

    Archimedean-spade (shovel Wonder) - this revolutionary invention in the area of cultivation. The design is simple and AL is reliable. At the heart device is the lever of Archimedes. The main burden in dealing with the AL distributed by hand, back and waist to his feet. The earth dug down - the weight (gravity) to dig. Your weight multiplied by the length of the lever and there is that "Archimedes' force which is involved in the work. Due to the leverage spudding occurs on a small foot effort (which is very important for older people and gardeners who suffer spinal cord injuries), and transfer your weight (stepping) on the lever - AL swing automatically detonates (at toss, loosens and mixes) the ground.
    Labour productivity in the use of Archimedean-Shovels 2.3 sq.m. per hour.
    Order and buy a shovel Archimedes-you by phone. 8-929-547-56-01,
    Email: [email protected]
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