Deglaze your wooden handle tools now

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by moopups, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    Take sand paper or similar to remove the slick shiny surface of your tool before you start to use them this spring. Its the shiny that causes blisters, by creating little vacuum pockets against your skin when there is sweat in your palms.
     
  2. MsPacMan

    MsPacMan Well-Known Member

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    I doubt I'd do that -- it might be good advice, but I routinely use gardening gloves anyway, so it doesn't matter to me if the wood is splintering a bit.


    In recent years, I've moved away from buying wooden handled tools altogether, in favor of fiberglass handles. But I still have alot of older wooden handled tools that I handle with gloves.
     

  3. Windy in Kansas

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    Ah, I see the light. That is why the modern plastic handled tools all have a textured surface to the handle instead of a smooth surface. Thanks for the tip. I remember reading it some months ago when you posted it, but had forgotten it.
     
  4. Chas in Me

    Chas in Me Well-Known Member

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    Good advice moopups, thanks.