|Project by daltxguy||posted 11-01-2008 08:35 AM||2862 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
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!