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(ET) small tiller
- Subject: (ET) small tiller
- From: "Rhett T. George" <rtg ee duke edu>
- Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 12:01:31 -0500
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
- Greetings -
Wombat asked a fine question about the small, hand-held tiller accessory
To build one, find the carcass of the smallest gas-powered tiller ever
made, or get the tiller accessory for an electric drill. Overall width
of tines should not exceed 8 or 9" and the diameter of the tine circle
not over 8". The machine should fit medium-large flower pots. Locate
a mower motor and adapt to the mechanism.
To locate one, look along the back fences of gardens in the Buffalo, NY,
Erie, PA, area. One might be found lying where it had been flung to
chase an unwanted animal from the garden.
Maintenance is simple. Whenever it needs oiling, rewind the armature
while you have it on the workbench. Don't worry about pulling rocks out
from between the tines. There is not enough power to get a rock stuck
More seriously, the device is cute. And, mine is awaiting my rewind
of its armature.