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sa   RAKE
xx   TOOL

Tips on getting garden tools in shape for spring jobs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1977 (v.55#4) pg. 64

Tip: Use needle-nose pliers in the garden to pull weeds, thin young plants and bore a hole for transplants.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1987 (v.65#4) pg. 70

A summary of the basic tools needed for gardening and tips on how to care for them.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1977 (v.67#2) pg. 40

A guide to garden tools. How to pick the right tool for the job.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1980 (v.70#4) pg. 60

Garden tool check-up. Repairing broken tool handles. Fixing a stripped thread in a blind hole.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1988 (v.11#7) pg. 70

Garden tool maintenance.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #119 Aug 1970 (v.20#6) pg. 44

Guide to fall maintenance and preparation for winter storage of hand and power lawn and garden tools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #138 Sep 1972 (v.22#7) pg. 56

How to repair broken handles on garden tools, remove rust, mend holes in a hose and repair a leaky outside faucet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #146 Aug 1973 (v.23#6) pg. 44

The mechanized yardsman. A look at various pieces of mechanized yard equipment (mowers, tractors, tillers, trimmers, and blowers) and how much you can save with their use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #218 Apr 1981 (v.31#4) pg. 63

Tune up your power equipment for spring.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #227 Mar 1982 (v.32#3) pg. 57

Tips on wrapping the handles of garden hand tools for both identification and protection.
FINE GARDENING #6 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 6

An easy way to top off the oil in gas-powered gardening equipment.
FINE GARDENING #32 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 8

Tip on a tool that makes dividing perennials easier.
FINE GARDENING #32 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 10

Tip on making a tall (deep) container from PVC pipe and fittings for applying linseed oil to garden tool handles.
FINE GARDENING #46 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 10

Tip describes one-step garden tool cleanup and disinfecting.
FINE GARDENING #47 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 8

Essential garden tools. One gardener's short list of items and tips on selecting them.
FINE GARDENING #47 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 44

Tip suggests using a skateboard as a moving garden stool.
FINE GARDENING #53 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 8

Tip tells how to use buckets with sand and old motor oil to keep garden tools clean.
FINE GARDENING #54 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 10

Tip suggests marking measurements on handles of garden tools for gauging hole depths, marking off rows, etc.
FINE GARDENING #54 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 12

Tip suggests using tongue depressors for scrubbing dirt off garden tools.
FINE GARDENING #55 May-Jun 1997 pg. 10

Tip recommends use of functional gardening stool to ease distress from backaches.
FINE GARDENING #59 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 8

A guide to what makes a handy set of garden tools. Advice on selecting tools.
FINE GARDENING #63 Sep-Oct 1998 pg. 41

Disposable aluminum bread pan recommended for filling peat pots, applying dry fertilizer, etc.
FINE GARDENING #66 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 12

The versatility of a rubber trash can lid as a gardening tool touted.
FINE GARDENING #69 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 6

The 12 most used garden hand tools and what to do with them. Includes maintenance tips.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1983 (v.27#5) pg. 26

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

Taking the pain out of gardening. What is available in planting and weeding aids which help overcome old age and physical disabilities.
FLOWER & GARDEN Nov-Dec 1990 (v.34#6) pg. 50

Garden hand tool maintenance.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1993 (v.37#1) pg. 64

A checklist of pre-storage maintainence jobs for lawn and garden equipment.
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1993-Jan 1994 (v.37#6) pg. 22

Advice on what to ask before operating rental equipment.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1994 (v.38#5) pg. 26

"Litter picker" for the garden consists of a nail inserted in the end of a broomstick.
GARDEN GATE #7 Feb 1996 pg. 4

Tool treasures. A rundown of some most-treasured garden tools that are tough and versatile.
GARDEN GATE #19 Feb 1998 pg. 32

Tip on keeping garden tools cleaned and oiled.
HARROWSMITH #65 Jan-Feb 1986 (v.10#5) pg. 23

Cold storage. Tips on putting your gas-powered garden tools away for the winter.
HOME MECHANIX #739 Nov 1989 (v.85) pg. 114

Keep garden tools clean and rust free by plunging into a bucket of oil-soaked sand after every use.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.13#6) pg. 19

A beginner's guide to the most useful gardening tools. Looks at spading fork, shovel, rake, trowel, hoe and pruning shears.
HORTICULTURE Mar 1990 (v.68#3) pg. 63

Using cooking oil spray to oil and clean gardening tools.
KITCHEN GARDEN #6 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 10

Grubber, a tool for digging up plants by their roots, described.
KITCHEN GARDEN #9 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 68

The garden-thing. A homemade tool used to rake, hoe, drive stakes, press a furrow for seeds, or make holes for small transplants.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #37 Jan 1976 pg. 17

Build a U-bar to prepare the soil in a garden bed in 1/6th the time that digging would require.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #62 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 19

Some tips and tools for elderly and handicapped gardeners.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #87 May-Jun 1984 pg. 70

How to make garden tools from old saw blades.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #91 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 120

How to winterize gardens and garden tools.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #146 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 64

Refurbish an oldie-but-goodie. How to evaluate, buy and restore used power gardening equipment.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #160 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 70

How to refinish or replace handles on garden tools.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1977 (v.24#1) pg. 78

A look at tools for the beginning gardener.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1979 (v.26#3) pg. 71

Tip: Use old engine oil to recondition the handles and metal ends on garden tools.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1980 (v.27#2) pg. 26

Evaluations to help you choose garden tools wisely.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1980 (v.27#4) pg. 100

Tip: Garden stool make from a paint can and piece of wood.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1981 (v.28#10) pg. 23

Tools for getting started in gardening. Bob Thomson, host of the PBS-TV show "Victory Garden", gives his choices for the best of the basic garden tools.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1988 (v.35#4) pg. 79

Tips for selecting functional, high-quality garden tools.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1990 (v.37#7) pg. 58

A review of heirloom garden tools and tips on buying used tools.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1993 (v.40#1) pg. 74

Garden hand tool care and repair.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1993 (v.40#8) pg. 62

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

Classic tools for contemporary gardeners. An introduction to the scoop fork, mattock, planting bar, posthole digger, hand hoe, fishtail weeder, floral shovel, sheath knife and dibble.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov-Dec 1998 (v.45#8) pg. 52

Cleaning, lubricating and replacing motor brushes on electric garden tools.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1966 (v.125#6) pg. 126

Twenty-step spring tune-up for your garden tools, including mowers, spreaders, sprayers, hoes, shovels,...etc. Tips on sharpening, oiling, removing rust,...etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1978 (v.149#3) pg. 168

A close look at some quality garden cutting tools. Tips on how to spot quality shears and how to keep them in good condition.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1979 (v.151#3) pg. 142

Self-cleaning litter picker. Broom handle is equipped with a nail to "spear" litter. A spring-loaded wire loop quickly removes the impailed trash.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1985 (v.162#3) pg. 166

Now is the time to recondition garden tools. Covers rust removal and handle replacement.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1977 (v.210#3) pg. 118

Preventive maintenance tips for garden equipment. General-care procedures and special fall maintenance for gasoline-powered, electric-powered and battery-powered equipment.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1977 (v.211#4) pg. 152

Attach wooden platforms to your shoes to keep from sinking into freshly tilled garden soil.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1988 (v.233#1) pg. 102

Garden tools. Old favorites, new innovations and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
SUNSET Nov 1985 (v.175#5) pg. 116

How to replace the handle on a garden tool.
SUNSET Sep 1989 (v.183#3) pg. 194

Knives for garden chores. How to pick the right blades for cutting flowers, pruning and grafting.
SUNSET Jun 1994 (v.192#6) pg. 80

Tooling up. An expert offers advice on choosing hand tools for yard and garden. Includes advice on how to make sure a tool's grip, weight and balance fit the user.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #810 Nov 1996 (v.92) pg. 60

Circular gardening stool is supported on a single leg placed in the center. The leg ends in a 4" sphere to facilitate rotating and pivoting without digging into soft earth.
WOODWORK #5 Spring 1990 pg. 47

Sturdy garden stool features a lattice top made from teak wood. The frame and legs are made from chipboard.
WOODWORKER #1047 Feb 1981 (v.85) pg. 88

Tips on selecting wood products which will sell well to gardeners and can be produced in the home workshop.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1978 (v.2#2) pg. 5

Roll-around seat eases gardening chores. Rolls on two wide wooden wheels (hollow drums) so seat won't sink into soft dirt.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1985 (v.41#4) pg. 55