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    ca
    May 2012
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    My homemade digging tool:

    So I finally got around to making something that leaves my garden spade in the dust:



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    Metal detecting tip of the day: "If you are getting a weak/intermittent signal, don't necessarily give up, its probably just really deep." You might end up glad you dug the spot.

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    That's a pretty neat, sharp tool! Are you gonna put bicycle grips on the handle?





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    Apr 2012
    Minelab Explorer Se Pro,Garrett At/Pro,Garrett Ace 350,Tesoro Cibola,Tesoro Outlaw,Bounty Hunter SharpShooter 2
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    I stuck my pocket knife through my thumb a month ago ...hate to see what i could do with that 1 lol

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    us
    Apr 2012
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    Really cool tool!!! If i were u id start making and selling them, id buy one!!!

  5. #5
    ca
    May 2012
    BC
    Garrett Ace 350 (Euro)
    26
    4 times
    Prospecting
    I might make some more, I'll let u guys know.

    As far as a handgrip, I'd like to put a bicycle one on, but I used 1" tubing. Is there any kind of grips that would fit over 1"?
    Metal detecting tip of the day: "If you are getting a weak/intermittent signal, don't necessarily give up, its probably just really deep." You might end up glad you dug the spot.

  6. #6

    Apr 2012
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    theres some on ebay

  7. #7
    ca
    May 2012
    BC
    Garrett Ace 350 (Euro)
    26
    4 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by dustytrails123 View Post
    theres some on ebay
    Hehe thanks! Just ordered some from China, hopefully it doesn't take forever to get here.

    I'll have to make some more tools with 7/8" handles now...

    I'm going to perfect the design and change the settings on my welder so I can make the little gusset & all the welds look nice.
    Metal detecting tip of the day: "If you are getting a weak/intermittent signal, don't necessarily give up, its probably just really deep." You might end up glad you dug the spot.

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    Apr 2012
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    Looks pretty nice to tell you the truth my palm gets bruised pushing on my lesche theres not much of a lip on them for your palm but your seems to have more space for your hand im sure it would work better

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    us
    Dec 2009
    pisgah forest, n.c.
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    nice looking digger, for sale? let us know.

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    Dan
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    May 2012
    Yorktown Heights, NY
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    Nice work!!!

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    May 2012
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    Sweet! I made something similar a few years back. The only major difference is I attached a big flat pommel to the end of the handle for pushing it into hard packed dirt. I dipped the handle in liquid rubber. I'll see if I can find it in my junky garage and post a pic.

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    Apr 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustytrails123
    Looks pretty nice to tell you the truth my palm gets bruised pushing on my lesche theres not much of a lip on them for your palm but your seems to have more space for your hand im sure it would work better
    Ive had to take a couple day break cause my hand hurts so bad from my lesche I thought it was just me lol
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    us
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    I will buy one too if you start selling.

  14. #14

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    I found mine along with the brass probe I made. They are eerily similar. The large pommel really helps the palm of your hand from getting sore.

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  15. #15
    ca
    May 2012
    BC
    Garrett Ace 350 (Euro)
    26
    4 times
    Prospecting
    Ah nice Did you make the blade from 1/8" steel?

    Also, is it better to have the serrated edge on the left or right?
    Metal detecting tip of the day: "If you are getting a weak/intermittent signal, don't necessarily give up, its probably just really deep." You might end up glad you dug the spot.

 

 
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