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To improve the appearance of a flower bed, it must be edged evenly and quite often. As this became a tiresome task, I constructed an edger, as shown in the sketch. It consists of a wheel on a 4-ft. length of material, 2 by 4 in. in size, made tapering and having a cross handle, 18 in. long, attached to its end. The wheel is 8 in. in diameter, and the cutter is attached, as shown, across the center of the wheel axle, to make the edger turn easily on curves and corners. The cutter is 13 in. long and turned under 1 1/2 in. It is pushed along in the same manner as a garden cultivator. - Contributed by A. S. Thomas, Amhurst-burg, Can.
Ill: An Edger, Similar To a Garden Plow, for Quickly Trimming the Sod around a Flower Bed