Jay.... I didn’t want to do this but it’s time to let my secret out. That hand mattock is a bit much for me sometimes too. I’m not sure what my “invention” originally went to but I love it. Here’s a picture. The original piece was around thirty inches long and had the hook on both ends. I cut one of the ends off and shorted the entire piece to 24 inches. To start with I wrapped the soon to be handle in duct tape. It’s getting rough so I plan to buy some real handle wrap and do a permanent job. I have done nothing to the business end yet but will be experimenting this winter. It’s light weight and easy to handle. It works great as hand hoe and makes planting seeds a breeze. It also works pop out weeds. When I’m not chopping and dropping I Pull a Weed and Plant a Seed! I’m sure something professionally made would work better but I’m cheap.
Mike Haasl wrote:Just encountered another opportunity. Maybe this exists already though... I was harvesting cut and come again greens. To collect a salad, a small scissors works. To run a CSA, the drill powered brush/mower/bag machine works great. To harvest a pound of greens is in the middle. Kind of a pain to use the scissors and no where near a large enough job to buy the machine for.
Is there a little sickle or curved scissors or other device that would help you cut greens by the handful so you can harvest efficiently? I'm guessing before they invented the brush machine people used something. Was that the thing I should get? And if so, what was it? If that thing sucked, could Patrick invent something better?
Beats me, just throwing it out there
cordless electric bread knife, if it exists. It didn't exist back when I needed it, so we used a 12v electric filet knife rigged to a cordless tool battery.
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