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  1. #31

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    What do you mean by cat Holes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red James Cash View Post
    If there's enough meat left on the blade,get a piece of cast steel pipe 4 or so inches long.put the pipe on the shaft,weld the handle where it belongs.clean the weld up,slide the piece of pipe down overe the welded part and weld the pipe ends to the handle shaft.
    Iím going to actually show this, What you said to my welder tomorrow. Thanks buddy

  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddjob View Post
    You ever figure on just fabricating your own digging tool. Some things it seems like they are just designed to break and get in back into the store to buy a newer version and maybe some other stuff you really do not need.

    One of my digging tool I use I found in the forest in Switzerland, actually found two that day. Both are called a Hookaroon, always been a big collector of small forestry hand tools, but these where not like the American made stuff I had collected my whole life, they where from a German firm called Mueller or MŁller (depending on what keyboard you have).

    Darn thing just leaned against a tree, no sign at all of any forestry work done. I can not even think of a time when tree had been taken in that area.

    Anyway, i was headed down to a stream to dig cracks and flips rocks, and thought, well if I can break them then I will add them to my collection. The five footer was a beast, but the little one about a foot and half was really good. Only used the five footer a few other times since, but the little one is my good to tool now when I head out for cracks or flipping rocks.

    Sure was not made for it, but it does the job like it was.

    Told my neighbour there about it, he watches after our property for us because we do not live there. He loves to hunt nuggets too, well a Swiss nugget is more like what some folks in the US on the youtube call pickers and do not seem so enthusiastic about.

    Fella told me that he also has a German Hookaroon, but that he made his own shovel. He said you either buys German made stainless or make your own gear. LOL Then he said but nuggets in Europe do not pay for high quality german stainless, so he made his.

    Back in Texas on the ranch we often made our own tools; took and old disc that was not worth saving and cut up one of the disc and made some post hole diggers, root busters and a hoe. I would bet you get your hands on something like that and you could make a pretty good long lasting tool. Seen plemty of the same repurpose skill in Lousiana. Heck if you do not have something laying around in the yard then just head to Toledo Bend, used to find all sorts of good stuff on the river banks there.

    Tools these days (since the 80s) seems like they are made for city folk trying to decorate their garden sheds.
    Here in the Pacific Northwest we call those Pickaroons. They are used extensively in mills and whatnot. Good tools.
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    UPDATE: I just spoke with George Lesche and heís sending me out a brand new one priority mail. Now thatís good service and I would like to thank him on Tnet and let you know that is they only experience this problem maybe one% of the time. He said he had no problem sending me a brand new one. Good man

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    Iíd like to show my appreciation predator tools for backing up their product and sending me a new shovel no questions asked.Click image for larger version. 

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    You need to do more poking before you start levering. ;-)

    Loosen up the plug on all four sides before you try and lift it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth1253 View Post
    I’d like to show my appreciation predator tools for backing up their product and sending me a new shovel no questions asked.Click image for larger version. 

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    Truth,
    That’s awesome that George stood behind his shovel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    You need to do more poking before you start levering. ;-)

    Loosen up the plug on all four sides before you try and lift it out.
    Oh youíre right Charlie I just get impatient sometimes thatís all itís my fault

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGold View Post
    Truth,
    Thatís awesome that George stood behind his shovel.
    100% he told me itís not my fault itís supposed to be able to to handle shovel brutality
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    here's one I made /modified. The Chinese part still didn't hold up I use a tig, SS tube. SS solid bar to reinforce.
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    Last edited by chub; Nov 17, 2018 at 03:24 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chub View Post
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    here's one I made /modified. The Chinese part still didn't hold up I use a tig, SS tube. SS solid bar to reinforce.
    Chub
    Hey nice try lol

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    I didn't see anything here about keeping your equipment clean and dry and free of mud and the associated moisture or corrosive chemicals/salts. maybe even a little WD-40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by signal_line View Post
    I didn't see anything here about keeping your equipment clean and dry and free of mud and the associated moisture or corrosive chemicals/salts. maybe even a little WD-40.
    Which is very true because I left my other on in the bed of the truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by signal_line View Post
    I didn't see anything here about keeping your equipment clean and dry and free of mud and the associated moisture or corrosive chemicals/salts.
    Yeah, likely because he made a thread about his broken tool, and no one here is going to bust their gear up and then give it a good clean and service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddjob View Post
    Yeah, likely because he made a thread about his broken tool, and no one here is going to bust their gear up and then give it a good clean and service.
    Iím gonna take care of this one and use that WD40 this time. I just get exhaustingly lazy after a hunt.

    They did send me the wrong shovel they sent me the T shovel which is a little longer than my Piranha with the handle which now drags from my shovel belt holder. But whata gonna do....complain lol
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