Welcome To Spring!

on Thursday, March, 20 2014 @ 09:14:02 pm (205 words)
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Spring came in on a warm day with a bright and sunny sky. The snow and sleet are gone and the daffodils do not see to be too much worst for the wear; some of the blooms are dropped over but most are nice and pretty. I got the rake out to attack the remaining leaves but decided the handle was much too short. The reason the handle was much too short was because the day before the snow and sleet arrived the handle snapped into on me.

Cheap Rake Handle

I decided to head to the woods with my hand saw to find a dead sapling that would make a quick rake handle replacement. I did not find a suitable dead sapling so went ahead and cut down a small sweetgum (liquidambar); those things sprouts like crazy from all the seeds. I made sure to cut it long and then trimmed to a more suitable size testing the length for use. I drilled a hole for the bolt and stripped off the rough bark and in no time I was back in business. I may work on it with the sureform later or I may just leave it rustic.

Repaired Rake; Rustic but Functional

1 comment

Comment from: Ron [Visitor]
RonI like the rustic one best. It’s probably way stronger anyway!
03/21/14 @ 00:24

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