Aug 11, 2011, 07:59 PM
Sand scoops for under 10 dallars
I was looking to make a sand scoop out of a piece of stainless and while deciding on how to bend and drill it I happened to think of my mothers flour scoop. I looked up flour scoops on the net and guess what. You can get cast alumium scoops for less than 10 bucks. Beats the 60 bucks for the ones you see advertised on metal detection sites. They have lots of sizes.
Aug 11, 2011 07:59 PM
Aug 22, 2011, 07:42 AM
Re: Sand scoops for under 10 dallars
The least expensive would be using just your fingers.
There are three kinds of people,Those who don't know.
Those who don't care.
May 16, 2012, 07:24 AM
I was in an IKEA store in Round Rock, TX over the weekend, and if I had had room in my luggage, would have bought two or three of the stainless steel kitchen utensil caddies -- essentially about 5 by 7-inch round buckets with drainage holes. Easy to adapt and easy to attach a handle -- and $2.99!
May 16, 2012, 08:04 AM
Those were never intended to be used on sand. Go ahead and throw away $10, because when it breaks the first day thats exactly what you have done.
If you want to hunt the beach, get the proper tools!
May 16, 2012, 01:48 PM
Funny, I have been looking at different kitchen scoops. How about a french fry scoop? $8.83 on amazon.
The creeks are all cowards and run underground and whiskey is so scarce that you can’t use it to wet down dry jokes. –The Irish Lord 1897
May 24, 2012, 03:16 PM
I found a galvanized grain scoop at the local farm store for under $7. I drilled a bunch of holes in it (just smaller than a dime) to convert it to a sand scoop. The only tricky part is needing to insert a piece of wood inside while drilling toprovide a little rigidity. I have used this scoop for about 5 years now and it still works fine on the beach.