Weekend Project Autumn Is The Perfect Time To Get Outside And Add To Your Garden In Fact You Ll Probably Have Enough Time To Turn A Garden Dibbler And Get Outside To Plant On The Same Weekend
Weekend project autumn is the perfect time to get outside and add to your garden in fact you ll probably have enough time to turn a garden dibbler and get outside to plant on the same weekend is post about Magazine bookmarked by ian with ID 11926743450 was uploaded on 09-03-2019 and has been viewed 288,313 times.
Garden Dibbler Photos by Allan Cusworth A garden dibbler is used to plant bulbs, tubers, small plants and sometimes seeds.They come in many different shapes and sizes.The garden dibbler in this article is a 9" long by 1 ½" to 1 ¾" diameter tapered round stick with a ball-shaped handle.
It is used by pushing the tapered end into the garden soil to the depth required.Twisting it will help to loosen the soil.Start by selecting a billet of wood approximately 11" long by 1 ¾" square.I like to use maple, but any wood will do, even a piece of construction lumber, as long as it's fairly dry.
Mark the center on both ends and mount the blank between a spur-drive center in the headstock and a live center in the tailstock of the lathe.Turn the blank to a cylinder approximately 1 ½" to 1 ¾" in diameter using a spindle roughing gouge.
Measuring from the tailstock end, mark the transition points on the blank at 1", 7", and 10" and then continue the marks making rings around the cylinder.Start with a Cylinder - Turn the blank to a cylinder between 1 ½" and 1 ¾" in diameter.