Thursday, 3 January 2013
Working with toys and tools...
After a short visit at the allotment today, with my two helpers, I decided, with it being a rainy day, to go home and do some maintenance work with my toys and tools :)
This involves in the cleaning, sharpening and oiling of my shovels and other various gardening tools and equipment. Doing this makes the job a lot more easier and enjoyable.
All these tools above, were bought from various car boot sales and I reconditioned them myself, except for the long shovel with the flat edge! That was from the local garden centre.
Also, I have another piece of garden equipment, which I like to class as one of my toys!
Areas Rocket Cultivator.
This is a very old model. When I got this cultivator, sadly it wasn't working and neither was the gear linkage. All linkage was twisted, bent and ceased up. Fixing this proved to be a quite difficult task!
However, as I treated it as a project to get it running, this became more enjoyable rather than a burden. After some weeks of work and concentration, I managed to bring this old, mechanical cultivator back to life! It is now completely restored and in good working order, I am quite pleased. I am also quite glad to how this machine has been lifeless for a long time and it just makes it so satisfying to put it back to use. I just can't wait to get it onto it's chores! Hopefully, this will also be able to help other people out, to make life a little bit easier for them, as it would for myself!