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Project by daltxguy posted 11-01-2008 08:35 AM 2199 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just in time for transplanting our tomatoes to the garden.

The handle is air-dried spalted Silver Beech ( nothofagus menziesii) from our very own forest. The dibble is recycled Rimu ( dacrydium cupressinum). The rimu is more water resistant than the beech.

Nothing extraordinary but it does represent one of the first projects that I took all the way from tree ( or in this case branch) in our forest to useful wooden object as well as being a bit of a diversion for me to get into wood turning. No sketchup design for this one!

Finished with a light coating of linseed oil ( it is just going in the dirt after all).

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!





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moshel

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#1 posted 11-01-2008 08:39 AM

what sort of glue did you use? you could enter it to the gorilla glue contest!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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daltxguy

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#2 posted 11-01-2008 09:02 AM

haha – I think the gorilla glue contest is over already. I used Titebond II actually. My bottle of Titebond III is still on the slow boat from Canada.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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SteveRussell

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#3 posted 11-01-2008 04:13 PM

Hello Steve,

(Like your name by the way…:-) Great looking dibbler! It reminds me that I need to get going on my new garden area, so it’s ready for the spring planting. Happy dibbling and take care.

Steve Russell
Eurowood Werks Studio
The Woodlands, Texas

-- Better Woodturning and Finishing Through Chemistry... http://www.woodturningvideosplus.com

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daltxguy

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#4 posted 11-01-2008 10:23 PM

Steve,

Thanks for your comments. I appreciate them coming from an accomplished turner like yourself.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 11-03-2008 02:04 PM

looks handy.
I like it

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 11-03-2008 02:05 PM

you should post this over at GardenTenders.com

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Callum Kendall

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#7 posted 11-03-2008 02:42 PM

Looks great!

This is mine
Click for details

Callum

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daltxguy

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#8 posted 11-03-2008 04:17 PM

Nice one timberkid! I like the idea of turning in the depth measurements. I didn’t think of that!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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sIKE

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#9 posted 11-05-2008 01:05 AM

Steve,

Looks great, must feel nice to go from Tree to completed project!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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CedarSlayer

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#10 posted 04-02-2009 05:20 PM

Being from Texas, I had to make mine to scale.

Dibbler Made from a 4x4

Bob

-- http://toolmakingart.com

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daltxguy

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#11 posted 04-03-2009 02:05 AM

Whoah! That is big! I followed the link to your website and I see that this is for planting shrubs and trees. Very cool. Of course we just use planting spades but using a wooden tool is far cooler.

Thanks for posting. Btw, I’m from Texas too and now that I have some Texas sized land here in NZ, I’ll probably be making one of these. We’ll be wantin’ to plant some pecan trees this winter ( next few months here)

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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