with all the outdoor work
actually, this is better than where they usually are: scattered haphazardly around our garage and yard. we ended up with four trowels because we kept losing the them in the clutter. that is why it pays to be organized.
i had an old large terra cotta pot that would be perfect to hold our tools:
it had a drainage hole at the bottom, which i simply covered with a cut-out circle from a grocery bag.
next, i filled it about three-quarters full with sand:
then, i borrowed some boiled linseed oil from my oil-painting supplies. its purpose is to prevent rust on the metal blades of your tools. you can also use it to recondition wooden handles, if you have them.
i originally found my boiled linseed oil in the painting supply section of home depot, by the mineral spirits and whatnot.
i poured about half a quart into my large pot of sand.
i let it soak in, then used a clean trowel to mix it up.
after wiping down the blades of each tool...i stuck 'em in!
so, wait...where's the fail??
about ten minutes after i finished my little project, fish and i moved the pot into the garage and i guess we sat it down a little too hard...
THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT!!!