My Grass Whip - Made of Wood

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Project by Barry Crowe posted 87 days ago 1277 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some photos of my latest homemade tool. I give to you the world’s first grass whip that uses disposable utility knife blades. It uses two of the long snap off variety. It is made from an off the shelf stairway baluster, rock hard Sugar Maple, Burr Oak, Walnut, some brass stock and of course the snap off utility blades, two of them.

-- Supercrowe

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Rick M.

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#1 posted 87 days ago

Some folks call it a sling blade, I call it a Kaiser blade.

(and I know it isn’t a Kaiser blade but that’s a great movie)

Pretty cool, would also work with planer blades.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#2 posted 86 days ago


-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#3 posted 86 days ago

I’ve always called it an idiot stick. Nicely done.

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#4 posted 86 days ago

Great innovation,

Watch out, someone will steal it if you aren’t cautious.

Good Luck!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 86 days ago

nice idea

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#6 posted 86 days ago

Good idea and easy to get blades for .
Good luck with your venture .

-- Kiefer 松

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#7 posted 86 days ago

Thanks for the words of support and caution. I know I am playing fast and loose, but, the way I see it, I need to get the idea out there. I have also applied for a provisional patent from the USPTO. Plus, if some one does knock it off, that demonstrates desirability. And, having an idea with my name attached to it out there, even surrounded by litigation will serve me better than an idea that is just rolling around in my head. I have been down the inventors path a few times and have come close to that big deal once. With the likes of Quirky and other crowd funded innovations, the landscape has changed considerably. I suppose the worst thing that can happen is nothing. In the meantime I am soldering on with garage manufacturing utilizing off the shelf parts and Sugar Maple. I have at least 30 – 40 other ideas that are just as saleable and of utility as this, in my humble opinion. I’m getting on in years and I need to get some of the ideas from my note book out into the market place. Time will tell if my approach is foolish or a good one.

-- Supercrowe

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#8 posted 82 days ago

Put a sheath on it and it would go perfectly into my golf bag. No no, I’m in the fairway. See the grass is the same height…

-- -- Cameron --

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