How to Make a Stirrup Hoe

The price of the stirrup hoe can sometimes affect you, so you can always use it in the garden. In this article, I will explain how to make a stirrup hoe with easy tips. So please go with me.

How to Make a Stirrup Hoe?

A stirrup hoe is a vital garden tool that is beneficial for an owner in a wedding. I made a stirrup hoe at home, which was a new experience for me. I am sharing my experience with you below.

Required Materials:


  1. Use 2-inch bamboo or wood planks as handles.
  2. Alternatively, a large piece of grass can be used.
  3. The handle should be about 7-8 feet long and robust enough for stability.


  1. Opt for steel strapping for the blade.
  2. Recommended thickness is 1/2 or 3/4 inch and 4 feet long.
  3. Steel strapping can be obtained from hardware stores or online.


  1. Use old bicycle tubes to create a mechanism for connecting the handle and steel strapping.
  2. Make sure the bicycle tubes are in good condition by collecting them from the bicycle garage.

Blade Shaping

  1. Bend the two ends of the steel strapping towards each other to form a U-shaped curve.
  2. Overlap the two ends to form a stirrup blade shape.

Preparing Bicycle Tube Mechanism

  1. Carefully cut a 6-inch piece from an old bicycle tube.
  2. Cut the remainder of the tube to make a long ribbon, 1 inch wide and about 2-3 feet long.

Attaching the Steel Strapping to the Bicycle Tube

Insert the two ends of the steel strapping into the 6-inch bicycle tube. Ensure a secure connection between the tubes.

Connecting the Handle

Insert the tube with the steel strapping into the head of the handle. Adjust the amount of steel strapping and tube length as needed.

Securing Mechanism

Thread a 2-foot-long, 1-inch-thick bicycle tube through the head of the handle. Tie a knot tightly to secure the mechanism in place. Additional tubes can be used for reinforcement if required.

Finishing Touches

Use pliers to tighten the knot and ensure a secure connection. Test your homemade stirrup hoe to see if it cuts weeds effectively without damaging plants.

Safety Tips

When crafting a stirrup hoe, prioritize safety by following these precautions:

  1. Wear sturdy hand gloves to shield your hands from cuts, abrasions, and splinters while handling materials and tools.
  2. For increased safety and efficiency, consider enlisting a partner’s assistance in constructing the stirrup hoe. A partner can offer additional support and insights during the process.

Extra Tips

 Utilize screws and adjusting nuts to firmly secure the stirrup hoe’s handle and mechanism in place. To accomplish this, use a drill with a drill bit matching the screw diameter. This method ensures stability and longevity in the tool’s construction.


How Can I Ensure the Durability of the Stirrup Hoe Handle and Mechanism?

 Use screws and adjusting nuts to attach the handle and blade mechanism securely. Drill the holes for the screws and tighten the nuts so there is no wobble. However, many prefer to work with rope since they do not want to fix it.

Are There Any Recommended Maintenance Steps to Keep the Stirrup Hoe in Good Condition?

 Check the blade regularly for sharpness and signs of wear. Also, wash it with water after each use and wipe it with a rag. Store the tool in a dry place to prevent rust. You can also use a file to sharpen the blade.

Can I Paint or Stain Stirrup Spades for Aesthetic Purposes?

 You can paint or stain the handle to improve its appearance and protect the wood from moisture and UV rays.


 My great experience was making a stirrup hoe with simple ingredients. If you have any different opinions about the ideas mentioned in my article, then let me know by commenting below. I also want you to share my article with your friends and inspire me to write better articles for you in the future; I wish you all the best.

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