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Thread: DYI Digging Shovel

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  1. #1
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    Jon

    Nov 2018
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    DYI Digging Shovel

    Had my Lesche shovel stolen out of my truck when I was at the store on christmas eve.

    Man was I pissed.

    Anyway I decided to make my own out of a Tractor Supply Mini Shovel and used a cutting wheel, grinding wheel and round file to
    Make this… Not bad for $14 and a lil labor in the shop.

    The best thing is... I like this one better than my stolen Lesche!
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    Store security cam footage...you'll figure out the rest...
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  3. #3

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    Man that looks good; please come back and tell us how good it was when you find the fella who stole your last one.

    But hey, bright side, at least he will have something to dig his own grave with.
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    I'm not an Idiot Whisperer. I can't help you any further with the math.

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    Great job on the modification! Perhaps a new business venture for you?
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    Sorry about your Lesche being stolen out of your truck, but you did a great job on this shovel. That thing looks like it would slice through the nastiest of roots and even Thugs jugular veins. I can't stand a low down Thief n Thug.

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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
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    Now YOU have the better shovel. You did a great job on the newly designed old shovel. I’d rather have the one you made. Congratulations on on great job.
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    Dennis

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    People just don't respect other people's property. Trust me, ''karma'' will be revenged. You sure did a swell job of making your own digger, and it will most likely mean more to you than the Lesche.
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  8. #8

    Aug 2018
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    That's a nice looking shovel. And not a bad price either.
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    as a fabrication man I can truly appreciate that!!!
    So much so I made my template This past Friday and next week on breaks will be working on a digger!!!
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ID:	1671407keep it a little wider than you did and used .060 cut off wheel for the teeth plan on rolling it in some for smaller plug

    I don’t know why 2 pics posted
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  11. #11
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    Killer looking shovel. Great job.
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  12. #12
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    Jon

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ID:	1671407keep it a little wider than you did and used .060 cut off wheel for the teeth plan on rolling it in some for smaller plug

    I don’t know why 2 pics posted
    Looks great dude!
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    Oh bummer, that's a great looking shovel they stole. Better install some truck accessories that serves as a good place to store your shovel. Maybe an under-seat storage like this will do?


 

 

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