It is time for the midseason maintenance of the garden tools.
starting out with some of my detailing and bonsai tools.
all tools need constant tending to. rust will hit all of them, even when not in use. cleaning, lubricating hinges/joints, sharpening and conditioning the wood. the burden of a lot of tools is the relentless cleaning schedule. sure as hell when you finish you are already behind.
these two are my main bypass shears. bought in Ise, Mie ken Japan. all of the other tools (except the felco bypass shears) were bought in Nagoya, Kuwana or Inabe. they have been serving me for over 14 years now.
scavenged this seriously abused tool box from grandfather Vic's barn.