Garden tools (lathe work).

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Garden tools
Lathe work.

The past summer I made a few garden tools that I needed.
All from recycle wood.
Using a tool that you made your self do bring an extra smile.
Now I will dream of the summer.

1. A selection of tools.
2. The potter tool in use.
3. Dibber in the ground.
4. Tulip in the ground.
5. Row Maker with hole in top to hold the spear.
6. Row Maker in use.

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I hope this could be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 03-08-2012 04:47 PM

always on top of useful tools mads

things that all can make for themselves

thank you once again for sharing

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 03-08-2012 04:52 PM

The look great and really useful. They would be put to good use on my allotment! I wish I had a lathe!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#3 posted 03-08-2012 04:53 PM

Real cool! It almost makes me want to go plant something.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#4 posted 03-08-2012 04:55 PM

Nice tools Mads. The lathe is such a handy tool and you makes such nice tools on it!
Thanks for sharing. Best of luck with your gardening, my friend!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 03-08-2012 05:39 PM

Pallets gone green ;)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#6 posted 03-08-2012 05:46 PM

oh yesss. spring and the garden/s will be here soon. can’t wait for some good tomatoes, squash, cabbage, onions, lettuce, peppers, and jalapeno’s…. oh yea !! OH,, nice tools

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 03-08-2012 06:08 PM

Nice Mads. I especially like the string spool idea or ‘row maker as you call it’ I need to make one of those.

And I can’t wait to do the moss removal, washing/painting the terrace floor and washing/painting the house and mowing the lawn, and putting new bark into the beds and recutting all the bed edges and…...................well you get the idea. My idea of spring is a bit more negative now that I’m old and decrepit. I would much rather be in my shop breathing sawdust than smelling the daisies. Please don’t let my wife know I said this. I am just praying that my grandkids will be desperate for a little extra money this summer.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 03-08-2012 06:25 PM

Even colorfull! They look great, Mads. Nothing more satisfying than using shopmade tools in the garden. Except reading your posts, of course! ;-D



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#9 posted 03-08-2012 07:11 PM

very handy collection Mads, :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 03-08-2012 07:54 PM

Is’t turning useful things, fun?!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#11 posted 03-08-2012 08:08 PM

Lovely tools Mads. I shall look forward to seeing the tulips in a future post.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#12 posted 03-08-2012 08:39 PM

Some very usefull tools.

It looks like summer will be early this year. It’s quite worm already, at least in my area.

Thanks for sharing Mads.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 03-08-2012 09:19 PM

Looks great Mads! Fine stylings on the turnings as always, enjoy them!

Take care and be well


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#14 posted 03-08-2012 11:11 PM

I need to make some of these too.
It will be spring here soon and I can’t wait to get into the garden again.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#15 posted 03-08-2012 11:53 PM

we all know you will bring out the relaxing chair on the porch again
and have the old avatar up so we know everything is alright …... :-) ... :-)

thanks for sharing Mads … like the string tool and coffeestamper

what is the fith tool in the first picture for (the white and brown)

take care

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