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Shovel modification

Draco

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Today it was time to modify one of my excavation shovels. It was a bit big and heavy and I couldn't fit it in my backpack. I have trimmed it to my liking and used a handlebar from a folding skateboard. Now I simply take it apart and put it in my backpack until use. I can also use it as a cane in slippery mountain places. It is only 15 '' folded. Extended maximum 43.3 ''
 

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Draco

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Measure the inside of the blade and cut it so that it will fit with the inner shank of the skateboard. Then I made four holes of about 8mm on four sides of the shovel that I point out with the pencil. I put some solder points and passed the grinder. It has been perfectly fitted.
Now you just need to fill the hole with epoxy and paint.
 

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Draco

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Any other similar can serve
 
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Draco

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Finished and painted
 

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Draco

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looks very good, great work.
If you can make your own, I'd like to see a few photos. I'd be happy to hear that you found this information helpful.
Greetings
 

Draco

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Today I have time and I made another folding shovel. Disassembled it measures 16.5" and extended, it can reach up to 40". Hope you like.
 

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MarkCZ

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I've been working on a carry option for the longer handled detecting shovel here is an un-field tested concept I'm working on to help carry the longer handle detecting.
I found this old sturdy cellphone carry case, I removed the belt clip, I grinded two small notches on the side near the top of the clip to allow the edges to be folded just a bit to fit the roundness of the tube.
Then I clamped it to the handle for testing purposes, if it works well then I can work out the details of attaching it some other method, but if there is some location problems in the field then its adjustable.
I wanted to position the hanger in a way that it will hang blade downward and not want to flip around and be as high as reasonable off the ground.

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Spider-F5

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Great idea Draco. (y) Thanks for sharing.

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