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  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne and Wear Green Belt Posts: 878
    Fire said:
    I like toes.
    They're really handy...
    Feety? 
  • JamesSB said:
    Fire said:
    I like toes.
    They're really handy...
    Feety? 
    Footsy.
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne and Wear Green Belt Posts: 878
    JamesSB said:
    Fire said:
    I like toes.
    They're really handy...
    Feety? 
    Footsy.
    This is another “after dark” post 
  • JamesSB said:
    JamesSB said:
    Fire said:
    I like toes.
    They're really handy...
    Feety? 
    Footsy.
    This is another “after dark” post 
    No, it's just a bit of vocabulary-based pedantry.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,473
    Astraeus said:
    My last dig looked very similar.

    It beat the mattock (handle snapped whilst levering) and the pick (handle snapped whilst levering) and got me through three blades on the oscillating saw that I used on roots too deep for the mattock. Three afternoons later, the stump was out. It now sits in the garden as a trophy.

    ...and I was only doing it as a favour for my neighbour.
    Your iron bar is for levering.  😉
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 19,936
    I use a slaterer's hammer. it's mattockish but with a shorter handle which isn't yellow.  If leverage is needed, I wedge a long thing underneath.. The shorter handle means you can get up close and personal with your adversary.
    Can I join, or must I buy a real mattock?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne and Wear Green Belt Posts: 878
    I think you qualify @B3

    Our emblem is a short handled mattock after all. 

    I’d even let claw hammer and crow bar aficionados in. 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,473
    Crow bars and mattocks go together like peaches and cream.  Loosen with the mattock, heave out with the bar. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne and Wear Green Belt Posts: 878
    Peaches and cream. That’s made me hungry @Lyn

    Although growing up it was tinned “fruit cocktail” and evaporated milk! 


  • JamesSB said:
    I think you qualify @B3

    Our emblem is a short handled mattock after all. 

    I’d even let claw hammer and crow bar aficionados in. 
    Mine is a girly short-handled mini mattock. I am considering a crow bar, though.
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