|Project by Underdog||posted 04-20-2017 07:21 PM||286 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
One of the handles on my pruning shears split out years ago, and ever since, I’ve been intending to turn a new one. Finally got around to turning some out of some Pecan I had lying around. I also chiseled the drilled opening for the tang with a mortising chisel to bring it to a rectangular shape, and drove it in, along with some 5 minute epoxy.
It fit so tight in the ferrule that I’d bet this bugger NEVER breaks.
I sprayed bit of clear acrylic on it, and went out and pruned all those overgrown bushes… And spread those holly leaves out so the cats won’t do their doody under my windows. Those things are like Roman Caltrops, no matter which way they land, they always have a sharp point sticking up. I don’t even walk on them…
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