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Old 03-14-2017, 06:04 PM
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Default Lesche T Handle Holster

Put together a holster for the Lesche T handle shovel.

I purchased a leather hammer holster and had some 1/8 ABS plastic sheet left over from a marine project.

After cutting out, I used a heat gun to bend the tabs to conform to the T-Handle. Played with a test piece to get used to the heat and how to make it bend properly. Gloves are essential to grasp the material and make it conform once it gets up to temperature. A wet rag is useful to cool it off.
Takes a little playing with to get the heat where you want it, but ABS is very nice to work with. The tool snaps in very nicely and is very secure in the holster. It seems very durable as long as you get the heat correct. Don't let it kink, that will weaken it. Once the bends are made they remain very "Springy" and I wasn't able to break it by abusing it.
The fasteners are the screw within a screw type, or you could use rivets.
Dress it up with a dremel tool to finish it.
Most towns have a plastic supplier, and I find they have lots of odd pieces of different materials for sale.
Now if would quit snowin maybe I could get out and do some diggin!!

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Old 03-14-2017, 06:11 PM
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Nice craftsmanship!

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Old 03-14-2017, 06:44 PM
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Very nice, I love it

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Old 03-14-2017, 08:22 PM
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It looks real nice, but I don't understand why a guy would not just carry it in his left hand like I do?
It is so easy, it can be used like a cane, in case you lose your balance while swinging your detector...
It seems to me that it would constantly be rubbing against your leg

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Old 03-14-2017, 08:40 PM
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Very nice, I dont like carrying a shovel either. Rather wear it.
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Wow , you have a lot of skill. Congrats , ,,,,,HH
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by matmit View post
It looks real nice, but I don't understand why a guy would not just carry it in his left hand like I do?
It is so easy, it can be used like a cane, in case you lose your balance while swinging your detector...
It seems to me that it would constantly be rubbing against your leg
I've holstered my shovel for years and it hardly dirties the pants leg, even in soggy hunts. Convenient ergonomics I guess. Bumping the leg is transparent with my two Sampsons shovels.

I think Joe Public notices it much less than if it was carried by the hand.
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Originally Posted by Martin_V3i View post
I've holstered my shovel for years and it hardly dirties the pants leg, even in soggy hunts. Convenient ergonomics I guess. Bumping the leg is transparent with my two Sampsons shovels.

I think Joe Public notices it much less than if it was carried by the hand.

I was hesitant at first, thought it would bump into my leg, but in fact it is not an issue. It frees up my hand to carry my bottle of Capt. Morgan.!

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Originally Posted by Sundragon View post
I was hesitant at first, thought it would bump into my leg, but in fact it is not an issue. It frees up my hand to carry my bottle of Capt. Morgan.!
Here's my version...

http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=133812

I like having a free hand for shooting back at the drive by G's yo...

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Here's my version...

http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=133812

I like having a free hand for shooting back at the drive by G's yo...

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that is nice. This is what i do.
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Good idea Buzz👍
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i made a simple holder for my 18" Sampson but it also works with my 31" too. It is simply two angle brackets bent and bolted to a folded piece of leather. I carry it with the handle down and it doesn't swing when you walk. I have been using it for several years without any problems and it is not as noticeable when wearing it.
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I tried something like that it just hit my leg and made it difficult to walk I never used it agian

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