Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover

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Project by woodsawdustmaker posted 01-02-2011 04:39 AM 2209 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted something a little different to cover my trailer hitch receiver than you buy in the store. A hand saw seems appropriate for someone that likes to make sawdust even though I rarely use a non-powered saw. The saw was cut to shape on a scroll saw then I use a router to reduce the thickness of the blade. A coat of grey paint gives the wood a somewhat metal look from a distance. Wanting to make the saw look realistic I drilled some holes and put dowel rods in to look like the rivits to hold the blade in the saw.

I attached the saw to a board cut to fit the 2” receiver on my truck. Two holes were drilled in the 2×2 board. One hole is the size for the keeper pin and the other hole is plugged with a dowel rod. The side of the dowel rod gives a stronger place than the end grain of the board to fasten the screws holding the saw.

-- Max - Birmingham, AL

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#1 posted 01-02-2011 04:52 AM

There’s one thing missing…. it doesn’t say Lumberjock! Neat idea.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#2 posted 01-02-2011 04:54 AM

Very creative, think I might have to try something similar

-- Clay - I love free tools

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#3 posted 01-02-2011 05:29 AM

What a great looking saw and concept

-- Theresa,

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#4 posted 01-02-2011 08:25 AM

LOL…that’s nice


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#5 posted 01-02-2011 12:33 PM

very funny :-)


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#6 posted 01-02-2011 12:57 PM

COOL!!! Well I can truely say thats a first for me.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 01-02-2011 09:34 PM

I like it! I think I will have to make one fashioned after a carving knife.

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#8 posted 01-03-2011 07:54 PM

A great idea! Well done. I really like the use of a dowel to help the screws hold in end grain. I think my pickup will have a receiver cover soon.

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