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...in Which Tim Makes a Rake

08-09-2014 03:07 AM by Tim Anderson | 4 comments »

Ever since I bought a house, I’ve found myself doing too much yardwork, and not enough woodworking. I decided I could use yardwork as an excuse to woodwork. Rather than buy a $45 aluminum landscaping rake that I would probably only use 4 times in my life, I decided to use the old rake handle I found in the yard when the snow melted and a 2×4 to make my own. The first step was to remove the broken end of the existing handle: With this done, I started shaving off the end with my trusty Stanley 51 Spokeshave to get it down to 3/4” or so. This being my only large-sized bit, I basically had to make the handle be the size I had. The shaving to get the handle down to the r...

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