Lawrence G

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Belts and Braces.

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 15:17

Hmmm maybe just use the stones then and keep the matting for other areas. I dont wana stop the lovely worms

Belts and Braces.

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 14:43

Im sorting out my early spring garden tidy and want to lay some blue slate ontop of 2 of my beds. I have weeded and raked the area and was seeking some advice on laying weed matting down and then the stone on top.

Question - Is using both abit belts and braces or should i just use the stone? Also does anyone think i would be "sufficating" the soil beneath without regular addition of organic mulch?

Help please.

Sharpening tools

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 20:07
I agree with a lot of what Frank has said. Good little tip for the secateurs I saw was using a little orange oil on the blades to dissolve the sap and remove with wire wool. I like to use a small DMT diamond stone (the red one, check amazon) and use small circular motions along the bevel will give you a razor edge. Finish with a spray of GT85 and a wipe with a rag. As frank says above, your get years of use.

Mower, I done mine last Thursday. Cleaned off all the dirt with hot soap and sponge then corse sharpening stone on the cutting bevel and will be like new again. Again finish with spraying blades and joints with GT85 and wipe down.


Sharpening tools

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 18:51
I would use a file to shape your bevel on these types of tools, followed by 120 grit sandpaper to smooth out the file marks. A quick spray of GT85 and a wipe with a rag and your good to go.

Secateurs a whetstone is good if you can get it in there but I like the small DMT red diamond stone to get a razor sharp cutting edge on my Felco No.2.
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