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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug. 14, 2000
    Clarksdale, MS--the golden buckle on the cotton belt

    Default Tool Maintenance tip

    Just thought I would share this since it's so cheap and so easy.

    Get a five gallon bucket. Fill with playground sand. Get motor oil, used or new. Put several quarts or more in the bucket with the sand. When you use a hand tool, like a shovel, spade or fork, or even a pruning saw, wash the dirt clods off. Then stick the tool in the oily sand, work it up and down several times, and put it away clean and oiled for the next use.
    "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2007


    We do that with our branding irons, but use pea gravel, not sand.
    Works fine.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov. 14, 2002
    Sorta near the Devon Horse Show grounds...


    Branding irons= OUCH!!

    Viney- I hope things are better for you, and thank you for the tip!
    When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE them- Maya Angelou

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