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Old 01-12-2022, 06:29 PM
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Default Fabricated a larger shovel

I made another shovel this time a larger one that is roughly the same dimensions as a Lesche relic hunter. I needed something bigger for the woods.
I used some flat stock that I had for the blade, and some 1" type L copper tubing for the shaft and the handle. After a few outings I noticed that the blade edge was starting to show some damage from digging rocks. I didn't have any tool steel filler rod so I hardfaced the edge with some old drill bits. Worked great. Thanks for looking
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Old 01-13-2022, 12:47 AM
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Man, those are some skills I wouldn't mind having a 1/4 of, nice work!

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Old 01-13-2022, 08:32 PM
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Nice work. Its good to dig something good with something you made.
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Old 01-14-2022, 12:56 AM
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Really like the copper. Hows it hold up?

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Old 01-14-2022, 02:15 AM
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Originally Posted by GroundSweeper View post
Really like the copper. Hows it hold up?
It's holding up well, although I've only been in the woods with it a few times because of the snow which is a bummer. We've been having to hit the beaches lately until the snow melts and I use a scoop for that.
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Old 01-17-2022, 12:39 AM
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you definitely have some skills they both look really nice and usable

keep us updated on how the copper holds up when you finally get to do some serious digging with them, i am really curious as to how well the copper handles hold up
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Old 01-17-2022, 09:14 AM
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Very cool.

I just started using a shovel. I used to think it looked bad carrying a shovel around the city park while hunting. You can imagine what people think when they see you. Now with my medical issues, a shovel keeps me from having to bend down to recover. I have a very small, 28", shovel I can pretty much hide alongside my leg.

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