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Modern Shovels And Spades

from BBC News

One was hand dug by an army of men bearing shovels and spades working deep underground in high-risk conditions. The other boasts giant machines worth millions of pounds that bore deep below modern-day London.

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Sharpen Gardening Tools Clean and sharpen garden tools. Your shovels, spades, forks, and hoes take a beating and need extra care to get them ready for use next spring. A stiff wire brush should remove the worst of the dirt, but keep a piece of sandpaper handy for the really tough stuff. Next, draw a file down the end of the tool until a clean shiny edge is exposed–do not saw up and down.

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Tools for Her is the new collection of accessories designed to function as guerrilla gardening tools. A trio of brass ‘nail-dusters’ that can be used as a spade, rake and shovel in urban gardening. Paired with a fabulous nail polish, Tools for Her stylishly integrates gardening assaults into the guerrilla gardener’s daily routine. Each ‘nail-duster’ …

from nytimes.com

April 6, 2013 - ARTICLE - DESTRUCTION - HERITAGE - CULTURE - ARCHEOLOGY - GRAVE ROBBERS - TREASURE HUNTERS - Across much of Syria, the country’s archaeological heritage is imperiled by war, facing threats ranging from outright destruction by bombs and bullets to opportunistic digging by treasure hunters who take advantage of the power vacuum to prowl the country with spades and shovels.

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