OK, I am outraged today, to say that I am hyper angry, would actually be an understatement - Because I literally am steaming mad right now! Reason being, I needed a new set of gardening tools. Because the one I have been using is now at the end of it's life. Outside is a public holiday, lasting until Tuesday, (Islamic holiday of Eid). So I went online, but saw THIS! Seven thousand four hundred and sixty one Rupees? ARE THEY ****ING NUTS??? I don't get it, I just don't get it. These tools don't look like they are made of solid gold, nor have gemstones embedded in them. So why this costly? Normal cost of a set like this shouldn't be more than 800 Pakistani Rupees. But this? Rs. 7,461??? And add to this Rs. 150 shipping charges... Besides, I only use the spade 80% of the time, and rest of the time I use the straight fork. Other tools in a set such as this one, I might use once in maybe 5 to 6 years... So this is what happened with me this morning, before sunrise. Because of which, at around breakfast time - I finally decided that I will now make my own gardening tools. Which I believe, should last me a lifetime! So here is what I have been doing since morning. This is high carbon steel, (either 10-85 or 10-95 steel, no longer remember which), so not very easy to work with, as it's very hard. Therefore I now don't have the energy left in me to do the arc welding and finish this project now. Basically the rods are all solid half inch diameter. The steel pipe is ordinary, (only thing here which isn't high carbon steel), galvanized, eighth of an inch thick, one and a quarter inch diameter. The steel plate which will make the spade is a quarter inch thick. It's going to be 3 feet long, on one end there will be a fork. And on the other will be a spade - This is going to become an extremely heavy duty gardening tool. And if not abused very badly, should have a working life of well over 150 years. Maybe even a 1000+ years, if properly taken care of... Total cost of materials? Nothing really, as this is all made out of leftover pieces from other past projects. I will post more pictures when this will be complete.