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Tip on using split ABS plastic pipe and bungee cords to protect the sharpened edge of spade, axe, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1998 (v.21#6) pg. 14

How to replace the handle on a shovel.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 12

Tip on modifying your garden shovel to cut roots more easily.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #387 Apr 1998 (v.48#4) pg. 96

Digging tools. Tips on selecting forks and spades that will take heavy use and how to sharpen and maintain them.
FINE GARDENING #3 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 40

Tips on spading techniques.
FINE GARDENING #4 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 6
Added Info FINE GARDENING #6 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 4

Tip: How to modify an English spade so it can be used while working straight-backed.
FINE GARDENING #9 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 8

Digging with your wits. Proper digging, shoveling and spading techniques and tools to save your back.
FINE GARDENING #36 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 43
Added Info FINE GARDENING #38 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 4

Digging a hole with ease. Proper tools and techniques to make the task less daunting.
FINE GARDENING #61 May-Jun 1998 pg. 35

Two tough tools for sod removal. How to use a sod hoe and spade. An explanation of the technique for removing sod from an area to be turned into a garden bed.
FINE GARDENING #67 May-Jun 1999 pg. 62
Added Info FINE GARDENING #69 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 4

The finer points of selecting garden tools. Inserts explain how to replace a shovel handle and give instructions for general care of tools.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1987 (v.31#6) pg. 10

Advice on the proper way to sharpen a shovel and pruning shears.
GARDEN GATE #7 Feb 1996 pg. 39

Tip suggests marking measurements on the handle of a shovel.
GARDEN GATE #21 Jun 1998 pg. 6

Sharper edges. How to give new life to old garden tools. Step-by-step instructions for sharpening a shovel.
GARDEN GATE #30 Dec 1999 pg. 36

How to replace a wooden handle on a shovel.
HOME MECHANIX #683 Mar 1985 (v.81) pg. 22

How to choose and use garden tools. Tips on using a trowel, shovel, and hoe.
HOME MECHANIX #719 Mar 1988 (v.84) pg. 62

What you should know about digging tools. Tips on what is available in shovels, manure forks, post-hole diggers and picks. Keeping shovels sharp and in good repair.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #1 Spring 1976 (v.1#1) pg. 84

A tale of two tools. Delving into the difference between shovels and spades.
HORTICULTURE Nov 1993 (v.71#9) pg. 13

Spades, their variations and how to use one.
KITCHEN GARDEN #10 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 66

The art of picking a shovel.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #648 May 1982 (v.78) pg. 34

Make your own tools. Instructions given for (1) Bark spud, (2) Froe, (3) Drawknife, and (4) Mattock.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #69 May-Jun 1981 pg. 60

How to remove the broken-off stub of a handle from the shaft of a shovel.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #110 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 28

How to repair a broken shovel handle.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1979 (v.26#5) pg. 74

How to dig correctly.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1980 (v.27#5) pg. 22

Selecting the right garden tools. Looks at spades, shovels, forks, and rakes.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1981 (v.28#4) pg. 75

Shovel shopping. What to look for in a quality tool.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1983 (v.30#7) pg. 57

How to put a new handle on an old shovel.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1984 (v.31#3) pg. 73
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1984 (v.31#6) pg. 9

Make a "pruning shovel" to easily cut through vines and roots.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1985 (v.32#9) pg. 18

How to double-dig correctly to avoid achey muscles.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1995 (v.42#3) pg. 103

Shovel, spade or fork. How to pick the right garden tool for the job.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1997 (v.44#6) pg. 56

Photos show the proper way to handle a shovel without causing back strain.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1980 (v.154#3) pg. 22

Tip: Make your own "foot pads" for older shovels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1987 (v.164#3) pg. 61

Selecting the right shovel for the job at hand. Some tips.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1985 (v.41#2) pg. 22