Shovel re-handle

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Project by woodcox posted 01-28-2015 03:01 AM 1516 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

While camping at Lake Powell a few years ago I lent this shovel to a guy with a stuck motor home. I should have reminded him it wasn’t the pry bar combo model of the digging variety. With the recent purchase of a lathe, I am glad that I held on to the broken pieces. I turned it to size from a 8/4 hickory blank. I think It came out great for only being one of a handful of turning projects. It is definitely a better fit than the original. It does feel good to rebuild or improve upon our tools to give them another life. This was a quick and rewarding project that returned my favorite pack shovel to the truck.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#1 posted 01-28-2015 03:14 PM

Very nice job. Need to do for a shovel of mine.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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