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  1. #1
    Mar 2018
    Todds Point, IL
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    Metal Detecting

    Homemade Non-metallic Digging Tool

    After a 25 yr. break, I'm about to start detecting again. I thought having a hand digging tool I could scan with my pinpointer would be nice. I came up with this but haven't tried it.

    I cut a scrap 12" piece of 2" schedule 40 PVC in half long ways. Cut out a 4" tang and shaped the point of the 8" blade. Drilled 3 quarter inch holes in the tang and also in 2 scraps of wood. I extended the wood into the blade so it won't flex. I epoxied the two handles together with 1/4" X 5/8" splined gluing pins I got from the hardware store. Added a zip tie to hang if from.

    Now all I need is some nicer weather to try it. Gary
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  2. #2
    Mar 2015
    Whites Coin Master, Whites Gold Master GMT, Whites MXSport High banker/dredge, DIY hand trommel, DIY Miller table, DIY fluidbed gold trap sluice, Keene A-52 A-52s 1862 Wheaties
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    Nice idea and workmanship. I'm sure it will work well for easy digging.

  3. #3

    Mar 2013
    Meridian Id
    Minelab SE, AT Pro Gold, White's IDX
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I like it. Perhaps teeth on the side to help dig.
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    All the Best Richie Rich

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    Charter Member
    Oct 2014
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    Very nice job!

  5. #5
    Jul 2006
    Jefferson, Ga
    BH LRP 1265X, GoldBug II
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Very nice, I have a non metal sand scoop so when I scoop I can check with detector. They don't last as long as aluminum but saves time and I can replace it cheap.
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