Planet Whizbang Feedback

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Once you have built your own Planet Whizbang wheel hoe, and you have put it to good use in your garden, I invite you to submit feedback so others can be encouraged by, and learn from, your experience. Please direct your feedback to me at: hckimball@bci.net.
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#35

Wheel Hoe Sighting: The picture above is of Laird Crow using a Planet Whizbang wheel hoe at Cross Creek Farm in Ontario, Canada.


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#34

The Owen Family at Far Better Homestead (see Feedback #31) have put their Wheel hoe to work for a year and posted a review at this link: Whizbang Wheel Hoe After A Full Garden Season.


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David Goodman, author of the popular Florida Survival Gardening blog made his own Planet Whizbang wheel hoe and wrote a great review of it At This Link. Thanks, David!

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It's a Golden Whizbang Wheel Hoe!
Paul Kieniewicz, at Cottarton Cottage, in the UK made that golden wheel hoe. Now his petrol rotavator is gathering dust in the garage. You can read about it at Paul's blog. Here's the link: Reinventing the Wheel (Hoe)

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The Owen family in western North Carolina now has a nice looking new homemade wheel hoe. You can see more pictures and read all about it at this link: Building a Whizbang Wheel Hoe at Far Better Homestead.

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The following comment was posted to the Yahoo discussion group, WhizbangChickenPluckers...
"Two years ago I ordered the kit to make a Planet Whizbang Wheel Hoe from Herrick. I built it and then it sat in my barn unused since then. This year I have been making a more serious effort in my garden and I remembered the wheel hoe. Let me tell you, Herrick hit it on the head again. This thing is so effective and easy to use that I was finished chopping weeds in twenty minutes when I know I would have been out there for two hours with a regular hoe. Thanks Herrick!"
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Thomas Quinn
Freeville, NY

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#29
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A Homemade wheel hoe. Not exactly the Planet Whizbang design, but Planet-Whizbang-inspired.

"If I was in the USA and couldn’t source the gear myself, I wouldn’t have any qualms about splashing out for his kit. It’s simple, easily put together and being man-made it’s man-fix(able). There are no exotic manufacturing techniques in play with his setup, that’s a good thing."

The above quote comes from the article Wheel hoe: wheely wheely good! by a man in Australia who made his own Planet-Whizbang-inspired wheel hoe (pictured above) after studying the plans on this web site.

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"I built your wheel hoe, and it is every-bit as great as I was hoping. Even better in fact... My husband loves it as well and is getting lots of weeding done without any persuasion! Looks like I will be building another one for my mother-in-law as well! It is a big hit. Everyone wants to know where I bought it!"

Kati B.
Canada

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#27



Hello Herrick:

I’ve been meaning to write you for a while.  The wheel hoe arrived after about a month due to our postal strike and quite a thorough inspection at the border – everything was opened, but fortunately none of the parts were lost.

The wheel hoe it the greatest garden tool I’ve ever owned.  It really takes no time at all to weed – and I have lots of ground to cover – this post from [my wife's blog] shows all 3 of my vegetable gardens.

I think my next project will be a chicken plucker. 


Blessings,

Rob Mains

(Canada)

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#26
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This innovative Planet Whizbang interpretation utilizes metal scraps and a section of  bandsaw blade for the stirrup blade. Nice job Orlando!

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Dear Mr. Kimball,

I am just so excited that I couldn't wait to send you the pictures of the fully assembled wheel hoe! In fact, the paint is barely dry, and the handles have not been started. I made six assemblies (minus the wheels) like the ones in the picture.

All the material comes from off-cuts from other jobs, or from recycled materials. The only newly purchased item was the paint, when I ran out of yellow! The blades are recycled bandsaw blades. The only modification is the extra cuts (made at thirty and sixty degrees each) to streamline the appearance of the hoe.

Thank you so much for making your plans available to me. I could never have afforded six wheel hoes. I plan on giving a couple away as gifts, and keeping a few for friends and family to use when we work in our community garden!

Best regards,
Orlando Dyck

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#25

Hello Mr. Kimball,

I am a faculty member in the Horticulture Department at SUNY Morrisville.  A few of my students have decided that they want to build and sell wheel hoes as a class project.  This idea started out pretty simple.  First, we went online to see what was available.  An antique Planet Junior Wheel Hoe was discovered and closely examined.

And of course, my students eventually found your wonderful website and free plans.  Shortly after, we purchased one of your kits and assembled it to see what wheel hoes were all about.  None of us had ever actually used one, but a local organic farmer raved about them during a guest lecture last semester.

Thank you for your generous posting of plans and design information.  I thought that you might be interested in where this project is headed next.  My students and I have decided to involve two other programs at Morrisville College.  The Wood Technology Program has agreed to produce the wooden handles based on the original Planet Junior design and the Engineering Program will working on the metal parts.  

D.S.
Department of Horticulture

UPDATE on Feedback #25:
While I was pleased to hear that the Morrisville students were going to make and sell Planet Whizbang wheel hoes, I did not realize they were going to rename my hoe and take credit for the design. See this article for more details: The Truth About Morrisville College's Wheel Hoe

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#24
(from the United Kingdom) 

Hi Herrick,

I've been meaning for several weeks to get in touch to tell you that I've built my wheelhoe, and to send you a picture.  It was a great project to work on with my Dad, who has considerably more carpentry skills than I.  The handles are made from cherry from a tree that used to grow in our garden, many years ago, and we managed to get a wheel from the dump (municipal garbage and recycling station) after considerable bureaucratic hassle. The photo was taken on its inaugural hoeing session, and it has since made a great addition to my tool collection.  So thank you very much for taking the initiative of designing a more affordable hoe, and your generosity in sharing the design and making kits available.

Just one comment.While your instructions were very comprehensive and clear, it would have been useful to have an abbreviated version to print out, since with photos each section ran to a good number of pages.  By the end I resorted to taking the laptop out to read them straight off the screen, but didn't really like having it in the dusty workshop.  I very much enjoy the humour and relaxed approach of your website, but for actually getting it built the instructions could be considerably briefer.

However, all in all the whole process has been a pleasure, and I now have a tool that I will treasure, and will bring happy memories of working on it with my father.  I hope you are doing well at selling them in the US.  You certainly deserve to.

With thanks and best wishes

Rebecca L.

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#23

Joshua Farm is an urban farming project in Harrisburg, PA. They purchased three Planet Whizbang wheel hoe parts kits from me and I was delighted to see these pictures of the hoes being made and put to work. You can check it out at This Link 



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#22
Hi Herrick,

Just thought I would let you know we have used the wheel hoe numerous times in the past few weeks and it has worked wonderfully.  I have a shoulder problem but it is easy enough for me to use as well.  I especially like the how the blade is sharp on both sides so it works either pushing it forward or pulling it backwards.

Thanks for making a product worth every penny!

Kathryn P.
Utah

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#21
Hello!

I've been using my whizbang wheel hoe a lot. Really a lot. It is wonderful and works great. It helps me keep my garden well cultivated. I've been using it ever since I got it, to till up my garden last winter, and now for maintaining it. Please keep me informed if you have any new accessories.

Thanks,

Kenneth P.
Delaware

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#20

Hello Herrick,
The wheel hoes I've built are performing well, you have a great design.  my bandsaw blades [as stirrup blades] are holing up well so far, but we're not really into major weeding season yet.

I thought you might be interested in the furrowing attachment that I made.  It is meant for working cultivated soil and  I've used mine quite a bit so far this year for planting rows of beans and corn as well as whole plots (30'x40') of wheat and oats.  It works just like the old horse attachments, first opening the furrow for planting and then splitting the hills to fill in the furrows.

This is a prototype and on future models I would probably lengthen the arm and try to extend it back from the wheel an inch or two, I find sometimes when you are digging deep the handles get a bit low, none the less it works well and is not intolerable.  The design does require welding to attach the plow blade to the arm and to make the mount for the arm, so it will be of limited use for diy builders unless they have access to a welder.

I've attached some pictures of the finished prototype and the design drawings.  The blade template just doesn't quite fit a page of paper with printing margins at full scale, I just finished it off freehand after I printed it.  Feel free to post them to your web page if youlike.

Thanks again,

Brent H.
Nova Scotia, Canada

Brent,
I like your homemade furrower! Thanks for the feedback and inspiration. I can't get your drawing any bigger than shown above. But most people who read this should be able to click on the picture to get a larger (and more helpful) view. 

Your furrower is very similar to the Glaser furrower attachment, which can be outfitted on the Planet Whizbang body with some minor modification. However, when I hooked the Glaser furrower to my Whizbang hoe, I found that soil tended to pack up between the furrower and the tire. So, as you say, the furrower attachment should be back a bit more. I'm inclined to think 6" more would not be too much. 

For those who don't want to make their own furrower, I expect to have a Planet Whizbang furrower attachment available in the spring of 2011.

Herrick Kimball

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#19
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I received the 10 inch blade.  What a beautiful looking tool.  It made me wish I had painted my Planet Whizbang red instead of green.  When I opened the package I thought that it would be awhile before I got a chance to try it out.  My garden across the street is about 100' x 100'.  I tilled it up several weeks ago but the weather since then has been wet and stormy and we have had late frosts so it hadn't been planted yet. Today was planting day.  This morning I went over to look at it there was a green carpet of emerging weeds over the whole thing.  I went back to the garage, changed out the 8 inch blade for the 10 inch one and started cultivating.  In loose recently tilled soil there is not a huge difference in resistance between the 8 inch and the 10 inch blade but you sure do cover the ground faster.  Changing off with two of my teen aged children we were able to completely cover the garden in about two and a half hours. That is over an hour faster than our best time last year with the 8 inch blade.  In hard soil or working weeds that have become more established one would want to use the 8 inch blade.  For cultivating emerging weeds in loose friable soil the 10 inch blade is a dream.  Thanks for such a great tool.

Clarence W.
Utah

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#18
Lance C. in St. Helens, Oregon, was once a Harley motorcycle dealer and made the custom "drag bar" hoe handles shown in the pictures above. Lance will be entering one of these distinctive Planet Whizbang hoes in the Columbia County Fair this year (2010). So if you live around there, make it a point to track down and see these Harley-inspired hoes. I predict this homemade Planet Whizbang hoe will win a First Place ribbon!



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#17
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Hi Herrick,
I may have over planted my management abilities but you don't know your limits until you find them. I was going to get the 10" [hoe arm & blade] but now I think I will wait and order a whole kit later in the summer and have a dedicated 10".  The great thing is I can get 2 [Planet Whizbang] hoes for 150 bucks less than one out of a catalog. If only everyone using one of those noisy Mantis tillers could try a wheel hoe...

I hope all is well with you and your family,

Pat G.
New York


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#16
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Herrick,
I got the 10 inch stirrup this afternoon. As usual, packaging and fit and finish were excellent.

I mounted the stirrup and was surprised at its appearance. I painted my Whizbang wheelhoe blue to be different and now I have a red stirrup, blue body, and white(ish) handles. ...It looks pretty neat!

I got a chance to use it. ...I like the way it works MUCH better than the smaller, lighter stirrup. The blade doesn't oscillate as much as the smaller blade, but this improves the cutting angle and makes for a much easier forward cut. A reverse cut requires that you drop the handles before pulling back, but this becomes automatic rather quickly. ...The new blade is fast! I weeded about 4000 sq. ft. in about 40 minutes. All around, it is a much better set up than the original blade.

Thanks,

Eddie A.
Louisiana

And in a subsequent e-mail...

I failed to mention that I will still want one of the twelve inch blades when you get around to fabricating them. The ten inch blade works fine for a two pass cleanup on 30 inch center rows that have been hilled, but unworked rows of young plants require a third pass to clean the small strip left in the center. ...Not a lot to bother with, but quite a bit of work savings when working a large garden. ...The larger blades move the Planet Whizbang to a use level that takes tillers completely out of
anyone's garden maintenance discussion.

In regards to your discussion about competing wheel hoes, I have done significant testing on the different setups and have an opinion I would like to share. The oscillating wheel hoe is unbeatable on emerging grass and weeds (2 to 6 inches tall) in a well worked garden setting. ...But the Planet Jr./Hoss setup with the scratcher/cultivators are more effective when working ground that has freshly sprouted, tiny grass and weeds. At this point the extra disturbance near the surface is more effective at eliminating the tiniest of sprouts. ..It is also easier the achieve a good working in ground that has a lot of uncomposted material in it (old hay, grass, and small sticks). ....And of course, the Planet Jr. cultivator set up is superior in unworked, hard ground that needs a good working; although it is MUCH, MUCH harder to physically handle the task. .....That said, the Planet Whizbang is the tool of choice in most every other situation I can envision. It truly lives up the 'Whizbang' name!

Thanks again for all the hard work and good intentions,

Eddie A.
Louisiana


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Hello Herrick,
I purchased a parts kit this past winter and it is working wonderfully. My wife and I are planting more than an acre garden and are glad we have the help of the wheel hoe.

I have a question: I had a Mennonite neighbor make the handles and he had me try out the hoe in their garden once we had it fully assembled. Both he and his wife were quite impressed with the design and fuction. He is wondering how much the hoe blade cost on their own. He knows folks in their community who could fabricate the body of the hoe, but would need to purchase some blades. I see that you have them priced at $23.00 for one and $76.00 for 4. I am curious as to what the price may be for 8 or 10 or even 20 blades. I appreciate any feedback.


And thanks as well, for a great product. It feels different from the Glaser Hoe I used the past couple of years at the previous garden I worked at. but I am already used to the feel of the Whizbang and its a sturdy little guy.


Andrew C.
Ontario, Canada
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Please Note: In response to the above e-mail, I now offer special reduced pricing when you order 10 or 20 of the 8" spring-steel hoe blades at a time. These blades are remarkably durable. In the near future I will also offer reduced pricing on the bent hoe arms with blades when purchased in similar quantities.


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Mr. Kimball,
After receiving my wheel hoe kit last summer, the assembling was easy.  My father was fighting a return of his cancer, and he gave it a valiant fight, he being part of the greatest generation during WWII on Saipan.  My time was limited in taking him to the oncologist, seeing after the farm and my job was taxing.  I used dad's jig saw this April to cut the handles and just finished painting them green.

I used the hoe for the first time early this week and was amazed how easy it worked.  Having grown up on a dairy/cotton and corn farm we used a high wheel hoe which was taxing.

This wheel hoe making weeding so simple and easy.  Wish dad could see it work, but he being a loyal Farmall man would not like the green.  Even though he did buy a John Deere two years ago.

Will send you pictures once the painting is finished.

Dean B.
Mississippi

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#13
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Herrick, 
I purchased a wheel hoe kit back in Dec and I thought you might want to see a picture of the completed model.
Mark S. 
North Carolina
 



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#12
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The following feedback was e-mailed to me by Planet Whizbang Pioneer,  Theresa D. in New Mexico:

"Hi, I just wanted to update you on my wheel-hoe purchase.  My husband got it for me for Christmas.  The parts sat on the porch waiting to be assembled for three months.  Finally I gave up and decided to do it myself (my garden was getting pretty weedy and in my husband's defense he was very busy).  I just finished up a few hours ago and it is fantastic.  I have to tell you that if "I" can put this together - then your tag line is completely true - anyone can.

I live in the New Mexico desert with very hard clay-like dirt.  It is called caliche and it isn't good for gardens.  In the three months that I didn't have the wheel hoe assembled the weeds got pretty high and the ground got pretty hard.  I was wondering if I would have to write and tell you not to recommend it to people with soil conditions as bad as here.  But, the wheel hoe cut right through it.  It was quick and not very hard to get that first pass through.  After the first pass it was easy.  The soil is totally broken up and all my weeds are gone.  I had stopped planting after only a few rows.  Now I am ready to go out there and fill in the other 80% of my garden with no worries about keeping up!  Thank you so much for putting out the plans, and even more for producing the parts kit - without that we would not have built one. "

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#11

Greetings Mr. Kimball--
   Masterful kit - the balance of the completed product is superb.  I can hardly wait for spring. Thank you so much.  I hope the attached picture does your work justice.
   I sawed, sanded and painted the ash handles with nice sprays of ivy, but the body is traditional Whizbang Red.  I'm thinking the next modification should be a Planet Whizbang beet decal... :-)
   Mr. Robin Miller
   Green Valley, IL

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#10
Hello Herrick,
Thank you for all your writings and inspirational posts.  I have had a lot of fun building your whizbang projects.  I have built the plucker, scalder, garden cart, and most recently, the wheel hoe.  I also used your online pictures of chicken tractors as a guide for one that I built this spring.  I have enclosed some pictures.... Best wishes.
   Brad Nupen
   Husband, father, Planet Whizbang Pioneer #8


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#9

"I got my Whizbang wheel hoe, mixed some rub, finished the handles and put it together. The rub is very nice!  I've started cutting through the winter vegetation and breaking up the ground for this years garden. My Whizbang wheel hoe works great!   I believe Whizbang Wheel Hoe #104 was made just for me. My birthday is October 4, 1952, (10-4)— 104.  Happy gardening."
Kenneth P.
Delaware


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#8
Mr. Kimball,
Here is a photo of my grand daughter Kelsey posing with my newly completed planet Whizbang wheel hoe. It's chomping at the bit waiting for spring...It's painted regatta blue, leftover touchup from my old Ford truck. Thank you for designing this useful tool, it was a piece of cake to put together. I've already built one of your Whizbang chicken pluckers, and it has served us well for about three years now. Keep up the good ideas.

Phil Chretien,  P.W.P.
Harrington, Me.

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#7

Angela M., way over in Oregon, wrote the following:
" I just wanted to let you know that the wheel hoes we ordered from you work very well and were not difficult to assemble. One was for my son, who is ten, so it was a bit too tall, but we shortened the handles and then it fit him nicely."
Angela's 12-year-old daughter sent me a letter that reads, in part:
"We have a few gardens that we use our Whizbang wheel hoes in. They work great! We can get a lot more done in a short amount of time than with regular hoes. Thanks a lot!"
And 10-year-old Jeremiah sent the following letter, complete with drawings of each wheel hoe part:

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#6
Planet Whizbang Pioneer #48, Leonard Campbell, out in Nebraska, submitted the following report and photo:
"I grew up on a small farm. We always used a wheel hoe to weed the garden. When the handle broke I took a hedge tree branch and fashioned it into a handle.

This year I broke the handle. In the process of looking for a handle I saw your site and was interested in the hoe so I bought one. I also bought handles for the older hoe as I consider it an antique and will keep it around. I have found your hoe works so well that taking care of the small garden (20x20') is a breeze.
I will probably not use my old hoe again. Here [is a] picture:"




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Planet Whizbang Pioneer #001, Pat G., of New York sent me the following e-mail message:
"I finally found time to put my wheel hoe kit together. Except it did not take as much time as I thought. I followed your detailed instructions and was done assembling in an hour and off to the garden. Now my garden was overgrown with weeds, so I figured I would just test it out and come back later when it was cooler and finish the monster job. It was a joy to use and I quickly became entranced in the movement of the blade and the singing of the birds. By the time my "test run" was over, 10 rows 200 feet long were clear of weeds and I still wanted to hoe more! Thanks for a great tool worthy of the Whizbang name."

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#4

Planet Whizbang Pioneer #017, Tim Zehr, of Ontario, Canada, made the spiffy Whizbang wheel hoe pictured above. Here are some of his comments:
"I got my wheel hoe operational! It is absolutely one of the best investments I made for our garden. It works very slick. You made the claim that it is 10 times faster than a hoe, and after using it, I don’t think that was an exaggeration at all. The design is very simple, and the maneuverability around plants and in narrow rows is amazing. This year I have some plant rows closer together than the normal 36” spacing I used in the past, and the wheel hoe is just the thing for those narrow rows. I really like it, and two of my boys and my wife used it as well and they all thought it was amazing too.

I hit a couple of minor snags when assembling it, which were my fault. First of all, I ordered the wrong wheel. I received the 12” semi pneumatic tire instead of the one you suggested. I thought it would work, but the hub is a little wider and I would have needed to modify the design to make it work. I ordered the correct one, and it fit perfectly. I did decide to keep the original ones, as I think they would work almost as well with some modification. The shipping to Canada is pricey, so I did order a few extra to maximize shipping cost. I work in a shop which has a powder coat line, so I took the parts in and got them coated red. The handles I made out of some scrap oak hardwood I had. I gave the handles two coats of stain and two coats of polyurethane. I did make a mistake in the measurements on the handle, and I needed to drill new holes, as you can see in the picture. I am pleased overall with the way it turned out and there is no doubt that it will last for years."

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Planet Whizbang Pioneer #005, "organicsheri," up in Manitoba, Canada sent the above picture with the following comment:

"Here is my completed wheel hoe! You will notice that the wheel is rather stylish, coming off of a child's bike! The wheel was by far the hardest thing for me to source. The one you referenced at Northern was great, but the shipping to get it here was more than the wheel...US$23! So US$38 before the exchange and possible duty. Originally we took a 10" wheel off of an old wheelbarrow so that I could start using the hoe, but that wasn't the best...wrong angle. Then my housemate called a local bike shop who had a mangled bike with a 12" pink wheel. lol. So that's why the handle grips are already a bit dirty when I took this photo.

My housemate, who put together the hoe, said that the instructions were excellent. I concur for the handle instructions b/c I made them myself.

I've noticed that the wheel hoe does not like mulch nor perennials such as quack grass, but no tool will work on everything! Overall, I'm super stoked to finally have a wheel hoe!"


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Planet Whizbang Pioneer #004, Clarence Whetten, out in Utah, and pictured above, wrote:
"The metal parts came on Monday. On Tuesday after work I filed and sanded the parts and applied the first coat of primer. The next morning before work I applied another. Wednesday and Thursday I applied either primer or finish coat before going to work, as soon as I got home from work and again before going to bed so I applied a good amount of paint. I painted it green because that was to color of paint that I had the most of. My favorite tractor is still Massey Ferguson so I should have painted it gray and red but I had green paint. I put the last coat on Friday evening. Sunday evening I could not wait any longer so I put it together except the handles. The only mistake that I made was not putting the washers on the bolts that attach the bracket that holds the hoe to the frame. With those missing I tightened one bolt then the other then checking the first it was loose so I tightened it more then checking the second it was loose etc. What I was doing was bending the bracket so I stopped. The lock washers were down so I wasn't worried about the nuts coming loose. When I completed the hoe and still had 2 washers left I went back through the instructions. Those two washers were clearly there I just missed them. Must have been too excited to get the hoe attached. Had the washer been installed the bracket would have been harder to bend. It didn't clamp down tight so it will be OK."
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"After [the handles] came I sanded them lightly and made up some finish. I melted some bees wax in a tuna can and added equal amounts of turpentine and boiled linseed oil. I stirred and as the mixture cooled it made a very interesting semi-liquid wax paste. I used a rag to to rub it on for application. I put a coat on the handles and cross brace. I still had a lot left so I started lightly sanding and treating all my wood handle garden tools. This is the best finish for garden tools I have ever used. Thanks for the tip. I still had some left so I put a second coat on the Planet Whizbang handles as they were dry to the touch. The first coat had sealed the wood and the second coat had no where to go so they were still sticky after work today. I rubbed them down with a rag and finished the assembly. It looks wonderful and the finish has a comfortable waxy feel to it."
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"I am very impressed with the quality of this project from the speed of delivery, the way everything was packaged for shipment and the way everything fit together. The instructions on the blog are very complete and easy to follow if one can contain their enthusiasm."
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"Thanks for such great quality and worth while products and advice. I have really enjoyed reading and learning from your blog. I made my own garlic powder last fall and it is wonderful. I plan to have the apple grinder and press finished by fall for this seasons harvest. Next year if the lots across the street are still available I hope to pasture some meat chickens on the part that I am not gardening. In this city all the lots are at least 1/2 acre and have animal rights which makes for high demand, expensive land but also wonderful people to live around. My wife and I have 11 children and work very hard to try to make sure they have a connection to the land and know where their food comes from. We try to produce and store as much of our food as we can. Every year we do a little better. I have a very good paying job that I really like and we could live a different lifestyle but choose not to. We call our lifestyle Provident Living."


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#1
Planet Whizbang Pioneer #004 (J.E. in Bayberry, Kentucky) bought a second wheel hoe parts kit shortly after purchasing the first. And he wrote: "The Planet Whizbang surpassed all expectations. Now I've got to build another one to give to a friend."