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Old 04-08-2007, 03:23 PM
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Made this to spork the grass.
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:40 PM
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Where's the motor?
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Old 04-08-2007, 04:04 PM
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Where's the motor?
Lucky the patch of 'lawn' is small or I would rent the motor kind- maybe. All too easy to get into the SFT 'weightloss' club. :evil:
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Old 04-08-2007, 04:31 PM
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Hope fully real small. that looks like WORK .Will the plug come out with the next push ?
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Old 04-08-2007, 04:40 PM
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Hope fully real small. that looks like WORK .Will the plug come out with the next push ?
NO, it was supposed to, but the tube id must be too small, its just packs in. It does put in the hole just not ejecting a plug.

Going to cut a slot on one side of each spork and see if that helps.
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Old 04-08-2007, 04:46 PM
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Made this to spork the grass.
There is grass in Nevada that isn't being smoked?
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Old 04-08-2007, 06:09 PM
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There is grass in Nevada that isn't being smoked?
Well somebody has to grow it.lol
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:07 PM
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I'm betting the dirt has to be pretty wet in order for it to pass thru the tubes. I made a grass plugger that takes out about a 3" dia plug. The grass has to almost standing in water for it to work.

I built an aerator years ago that pulls behind a garden tractor. It's a 10 inch pipe about 18 inches wide with 5/8" round pointed spikes on it. I learned that it takes a lot of weight to make the points penetrate the ground. I can fill the pipe with water and it also has a place on top for a cast weight to ride. cutter would like it..... no paint. It's nice and rusty now and would look perfect beind one of his "vintage" tractors.
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:26 PM
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Ray,
I bought one of those and if you look at the 'sporks', the bottom 1/3 of the tube is tapered to a smaller diameter and the wall thickness is reduced/sharpened for easier insertion into the ground. The bottom of the tube is a smaller diameter so that the cut plug has a smaller o.d than the i.d. of the rest of the tube and it will just pop out the top when you 'spork' your next set of plugs. Also, mine had a T-handle which may be easier to work with.

It appears that my 'spork'---where did that name come from---was machined in a drawing process, but if you made 4 slits at 90deg. intervals, and re-welded, you could probably get the taper you need.

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Old 04-08-2007, 08:51 PM
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You get the name 'spork' from the little eating utensils at KFC and the like. Combination 'spoon' and 'fork'...='spork'
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