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Future Projects #1: Hoe Handles out of what?

08-27-2017 01:55 AM by Ocelot | 26 comments »

! I was using one of my favorite hoes today, and was reminded that the handle is in sad shape. I have several hoes made by Rogue / Prohoe which are much better than any I’ve seen in local stores. Unfortunately, some have been left out in the weather – in some cases all winter. The handles are 60 inch ash and are not rot resistant. Long hoe handles are not seen at my local stores either. If I order replacements, they cost about half the cost of the tool, and shipping on long things is also high. So, I was thinking of making some – preferably from rot resistant wood. Black locust and osage in straight grained lengths are not to be found around here. I tho...

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