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Lawn Sharpener/Oiler

Sharpen and shine up your blades
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The Lawn Sharpener/Waxer is intendered to give the serious lawn tender the edge over his neighbor. Designed to be pulled behind the Lawn Fluffer, this accessory looks like a mowing deck, but actually has rows and rows of rotating tynes fitted with miniscule razor blades. It has a height adjustment to allow you to cut off just the very tips of each blade of grass. The rotating razor tynes spin in such a way as to cut the tips of the grass blades at a 45 degree angle on either side. This is the optimum angle to catch the available light and shine it back to the spectator/admirer, gazing longingly over the stockade fence. An array of nozzles is attached to the back of the deck, which sprays a fine mist of canola oil on the grass, giving it a shine unmatched in the industry. The digital infrared remote control can be strapped to the wrist, and includes adjustments for height, oil volume and a purge button to clear the occasional rodent or foot from the mechanism.
flerper, Jun 08 2004

Lawn Fluffer http://www.halfbake...fluffer_20accessory
For those who, like me, wondered. [angel, Oct 21 2004]


       So lawns need to be tended then, do they?
[sp]: minuscule, tines.
angel, Jun 08 2004

       geez angel whats with the spelling corrections all the time? if you didn't understand him how do you know how to correct him?
etherman, Jun 08 2004

       It was tyne first. For God's sake, what is happening to our language, and who is guarding it? And quite right, (guardian?) angel. It is indeed minuscule. As in petty. Right?
flerper, Jun 08 2004

       I'm bunning it for putting wax to good use.
thumbwax, Jun 08 2004

       I like this. It appeals to my sense of the goofy. +   

       Good spelling is a matter of courtesy to your reader. Some folks are more sensitive to it than others. The halfbakery is, at large, fairly sensitive to spelling, grammar and punctuation but less so than it used to be.   

       FWIW, I always thought it was spelled “miniscule” until a couple of months ago when I looked it up for some reason or another.
bristolz, Jun 08 2004

       //It was tyne first.//
Don't think so. It's from Old English 'tind', related to Old Norse 'tindr' and High German 'zint'. I'm happy to be proved wrong.
They say that if you've learned something, the day's not been wasted. I've learned about tending lawns, you've learned how to spell 'minuscule'. We both win.
angel, Jun 08 2004

       Wouldn't the canola oil block the uptake of CO2, thereby killing the grass and quickly turning it brown?   

       Besides that, I greatly prefer the smell of fresh-cut grass to the smell of rancid canola oil.
Freefall, Jun 08 2004

       Cultivate rape in the grass (green punctuated by yellow), and as you cut, the seeds might spray some canola oil.
FarmerJohn, Jun 08 2004

       They sound expensive. Would you buy one flerper?
abadon, Nov 10 2007


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