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prashster
08-09-2006, 09:08 AM
I found this on the web:

http://www.for-wild.org/download/tongsoriginal.pdf

Basically, this guy puts foam brush pads on the tips of salad tongs. You dip the tongs in concentrated roundup and then touch individual plants. I tried it and it's GREAT for getting rid of weeds among flowers or in the grass.

A couple caveats:

1) after each dip, squeeze the excess well so it doesn't drip.
2) Lightly touch the weeds at the base and wipe up. Stop b4 you get to the tip, or the plant can whip some drops onto the good grass.
3) Add foodcolor to the roundup to identify which weeds have been touched.

This thing was great for getting rid of quackgrass and ferns in my lawn.

Mike50
08-09-2006, 11:08 AM
I'm impressed Prashter. great idea...

I would ammend it by saying this:

Take a red Sharpie Marker and clearly mark "poison" on the tongs.
You dont want someone to start flipping BBQ or salad with them if those pads fall off-which will eventually happen.

prashster
08-09-2006, 11:45 AM
Yet another one of my wife's kitchen supplies commandeered for more sinister purposes. After I stole a ladle to use as a paint dipper, a vegetable brush to clean paint brushes, and a fork to spread some floor adhesive, the salad tong acquisition is surely gonna get me spanked!

chassis
08-09-2006, 12:17 PM
Very excellent idea.

Mike50
08-09-2006, 01:05 PM
This could be an interesting thread:

IMPROVISED TOOLS

Right now I'm searching all my junk drawers to find something that will fit in a drill bit to be used tomorrow as a paint stirrer for a gallon can. no luck so far...

Mikey
08-09-2006, 01:11 PM
Doesn't your wife have a hand-held mixer?

Mike50
08-09-2006, 01:54 PM
You mean my ex wife. LOL
In any event I'm not sure it would be long enough to stir up the solids on bottom Mikey. good idea though...

Pewterpower
08-09-2006, 06:25 PM
A real thick wire coat hanger. Not the thin little cheapies that you get from the dry cleaners.

Mike50
08-09-2006, 06:46 PM
A real thick wire coat hanger. Not the thin little cheapies that you get from the dry cleaners.

I'm not sure. But that just might be genius. lol