I came across some abandoned garden tools yesterday. A cultivator, a hoe, two edging tools and a nice shovel. Looks like they’ve seen better days, but these will be great for my community plot. And nothing like free tools.
I found these tips on-line for refurbishing rusted tools and will give it a try some day this winter:
# Remove rust by securing the tool in a clamp and then cleaning with a wire brush, sandpaper and steel wool. Penetrating oil will help with the more stubborn spots.
# Sand down splintered handles and then rub with linseed oil to restore to a smooth finish.
# The important thing is to oil garden tools, coating them heavily when storing.