dust pan

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Project by shelly_b posted 03-19-2013 06:44 AM 2140 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so it’s not entirely made of wood, but I thought this may be helpful to some others. I try to do as little sweeping(with a broom) in my shop as possible bc it stirs up so much dust. I normally pick up all the large stuff and use my shop vac to sweep the rest of the floor. The other day I was thinking how nice it would be to have a dust pan with a handle, but I have never seen them in a store, and figured they would be expensive so I thought I would try to make one someday. While at the dollar store I came across the dust pans, picked this up for a couple bucks, cut the handle off and attatched a dowel. I then took my wood burning tool and smoothed all the cut plastic b/c I am retarded and OCD and KNOW no one will look at the cut and think it should be smoothed…but it makes me feel better. The handle swivels freely, but is also thight enough it will stay folded up when needed. I have since taken it apart to stain it and put some finish on it…b/c I am OCD.

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#1 posted 03-19-2013 10:04 AM

Great idea for us older folk who hsve joint limitations! Looks very functional. Just asking, how does the trampoline fit into your woodworking? Keep a child occupied while you enjoy making sawdust in order to get to use the pan, I suppose??

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#2 posted 03-19-2013 12:06 PM

I’m with Russell….great idea!!! By the end of the day, my back is usually in no mood to use a regular dust pan…lol Once heard you can tell whe you are getting old “when your back goes out more than you do”...didnt understand it at the time but do now.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 03-19-2013 12:33 PM

Anything helps saving the ole back. That’ll work

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 03-19-2013 03:04 PM

Handtooler beat me to it. First thing I thought was “I dont wanna HEAR about how crowded your shop is… Not when you have a TRAMPOLINE set up in there” LOL

God conversion on the dustpan. You can buy them pretty much exactly like you made that one at HD and I think Lowes too. They’re prolly less than 10bucks, but you can tell folks you BUILT YOURS! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 03-19-2013 05:43 PM

Great Idea! Just wondering why as we get older, someone keeps lowering the floor?

-- "A man that works with his hands, knows his soul" " Have Fun, Go Fast, and Take Chances for Christ's Sake!!"

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#6 posted 03-19-2013 09:18 PM

lol yes, it keeps the munchkin busy, and it’s kinda fun for me to get on sometimes:) It was a christmas prestent from santa, so soon as it warms up it’s going outside!

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#7 posted 03-19-2013 11:32 PM

Great idea

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 03-20-2013 09:09 PM

great idea on the dust pan and the trampoline.
i had a dust pan with a handle but gave it to my mother in law cause she needed it more.i’ll replace it one day.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 03-21-2013 04:04 AM

thanks:) the trampoline really kept her entertained for a couple months, but she hasn’t been getting on it much lately. I think she would rather have the space to ride her bike. I can’t wait to get it outside and have a whole shop again! The thought of tearing it down and putting it back up again isn’t something I want to think about lol.

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