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    Default Great tool! Tongs of Death

    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.
    (important note: I'm not a pro)

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    DIY Senior Member Mike50's Avatar
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    Default my buck and a quarter..

    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.

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    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!
    (important note: I'm not a pro)

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    Very excellent idea.

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    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...

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    Doesn't your wife have a hand-held mixer?

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    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...

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    A real thick wire coat hanger. Not the thin little cheapies that you get from the dry cleaners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pewterpower
    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

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