Introduction: Succulent Tongs (Garden Tweezers)

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This is a short instructable for a simple tool. I have a succulent garden (see: https://www.instructables.com/id/Gardening-With-Succulents/     ) and it needs maintenance and cleaning as well as the main garden. I know you can buy these, but why do that when the ones shown will do the job intended with very low investment in time or money. I needed these to get into my cactus beds and planters, where wind has driven debris, leaves, twigs, etc., into deep recesses and simply had avoided cleaning these problem areas. These tongs solve the problem.

Step 1: Parts Needed

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See drawing  to see parts needed and how they go together.

Step 2: Assembly of Tongs

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Instructions shown in photos, a very simple process.

Step 3: Put to Use

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Now, cleaning of beds and planters is easily accomplshed while avoiding those dreaded spines!

Step 4: Paint, Decorate Tongs

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Not necessary, just an added touch...Pick a color, print out a label and have fun!

Step 5: An Additional Pair

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Here a smaller version of tongs or forceps are made. When you can't find your tweezers or forceps, slap a few sticks of wood together and end the frustration!  Good for use if non-metallic forceps, as in electrical work, perhaps, are needed.

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