So of course, those who follow the blog know that I ran over the garden hose the other day while mowing. From what I understand, this is an annual rite of passage in early Spring for many. I'm in the club. Though come to think of it, a couple of years ago, I DID run over a shovel while on the mower. Oops.
Anyway, I blogged about it and one of our sweet followers, Colleen, posted a link in her comment to a website on how to use leftover water hose. This is one of the first ideas I decided to use; a blade cover / blade protector for a few handsaws. After all, we have lots of hose and only needed a few pieces.
|Oops, cut up water hose|
The first thing I did was lay one of the saws next to the hose and snipped off a piece to the right length (the same length as the sharp edge of the blade).
|Using garden hose|
Then I just took the clippers and sliced it lengthwise down one side. Be sure to keep it only on one side. With a flexible hose, it's easy to let your line get a bit off center and it won't work if the piece of hose has a twist in it.
Then you simply pull it open were the slit is that you just cut and slip the blade inside! Be careful of course, blades are always sharp! Voila! That's it, you have a quick and easy blade cover that will keep you (or someone else) from getting hurt while re-purposing something you were going to throw away anyway.
I made three of these to cover two saw blades and a machete blade.
With 75 feet of hose, we'll have plenty more to use for other projects.