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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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