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Old 06-18-2017, 09:13 PM
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Thank you Jen. I finally got some time to watch your stuff. I love it.
Thanks AJ.. I hope you find some useful info..
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Thanks AJ.. I hope you find some useful info..
Well, I sure did. Learned to keep my fingers and thumbs out from under hammers.

Syrup getting close.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:06 AM
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Well, I sure did. Learned to keep my fingers and thumbs out from under hammers.

Syrup getting close.
Excellent.. getting your finger and thumb between a hammer and any object is never a good call..


Nice.. Looking forwards to it..
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:16 AM
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I do in everything you have posted, which is why I enjoy them so much.

Now if you get the urge to make a shovel and show how it is done I will be VERY interested.
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:34 AM
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I do in everything you have posted, which is why I enjoy them so much.

Now if you get the urge to make a shovel and show how it is done I will be VERY interested.
Full size digging shovel or fireplace shovel?
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:08 AM
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A full size, do some real work, last a long time like they used to shovel.

The crap available in the shops now is so bad I refuse to buy one and have a friend keeping an eye open for good condition old ones. So far I have one and would like another couple to hopefully last until I croak so I can avoid the garbage currently sold as a 'shovel'.

Unless......someone nice shows me how to make one.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:24 AM
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A full size, do some real work, last a long time like they used to shovel.

The crap available in the shops now is so bad I refuse to buy one and have a friend keeping an eye open for good condition old ones. So far I have one and would like another couple to hopefully last until I croak so I can avoid the garbage currently sold as a 'shovel'.

Unless......someone nice shows me how to make one.
Spade or flat?

Sadly unless I get the shop up and the power hammer up and running I won't have any how to's on shovel making.. Just to much hand work for little return if done by myself..

Certainly be willing to help you in the right direction if you happen to be in MA, USA and are willing to swing a hammer..

I buy shovels with a lifetime warranty or at least a 15year.. I then break them and get me a new one.. I have a very heavy duty Razorback with extra long pole.. it's my go to for heavy digging and it's my second one..

It's the heaviest shovel I could find.. My go to shovel has a lifetime warranty as well. and it has a triangle shaped handle.. Its super light but pretty durable.. I've had to sharpen it 3 times.. The blade is about 1" shorter than when I started..
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I'd like to think of something smart, but I don't want to hurt myself.

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Old 06-20-2017, 01:37 PM
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You had to bring up shovels.

I have not found anything sitting on racks at any of the box stores that looks akin to what was used to shovel sand on some of the Indiana Jones movies. sigh

I was recently blessed to find my new 30 year old Aimes(sp?) shovel rusty with a broken handle in a pile in the StepDads crap of a chicken coup.

This thing is old school rice shovel. Sturdy, thick and broad for digging as well as skimming dirt while flooding fields or cutting levees.

Try to find one of these now? good luck

There is a local manufacturer in Eunice, La that makes a shovel out of S/S plate and uses a sort of hokie neck to attach to a wooden handle. The neck being smallish and from the looks of it, not very sturdy at the attach point on the shovels pan. I passed on it. For $75 bucks I was not impressed.

To a Farmer that has Rice fields, a good worthy shovel is akin to a good coat or good boots in the winter times. You cannot do without it.

I can guarantee that there is a market for a quality Shovel. Something that will actually dig and not bend.
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:49 PM
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Jen, I was in the garage this past weekend and thought of you............

The door on the North wall of my garage came out of my Grandmothers house that was built in 1875. The lock and knob set on it is attached to the outside and not mortised into.

The lock mechanism is rectangular about 4"x3"x 3/4" thick using a skeleton key. I have two of these lock sets with the original metal knobs.

While these lock sets are unique, this is not what is amazing. The strap hinges, I have six sets that use 1/4" bolts and square nuts to attach to the door, the uniqueness of the bolts is that the nuts will only thread well/easily onto it's mating bolt. None of the bolts threads are the same. Each being somewhat specific to the nut.

This seems to point me in the direction of them being hand forged and hand threaded without the use of dies for threading.

I've got an old Rolling Block rifle that has several fitment screws and bolts etc that will not thread willy nilly which I've read telling me that they were hand made and threads filed to fit.

Sorry for the ramblings of a hoarder of old iron.

Keep up the good fight. What we do in our lifetimes today is important lest the world forget our past accomplishments.
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:31 PM
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Spade or flat?
Here the spade is flat, I was thinking of the triangular shape that also is concave. Long wooden handle.

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Sadly unless I get the shop up and the power hammer up and running I won't have any how to's on shovel making.. Just to much hand work for little return if done by myself..

Certainly be willing to help you in the right direction if you happen to be in MA, USA and are willing to swing a hammer..
I dont have a power hammer at all so anything I might do in that direction would be the hard way.
I would love to visit and swing a hammer..........the commute is kinda long though and funds for the plane ticket kinda short. The swim would be a killer.......
Just got us a new puppy as well so that puts a crimp in away from home activities for a while too.

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Yup. It bugs me no end to see the useless stuff in the shops. Got an old and trusted brand name on but they are now assembled here from 'international components'. The head is from china and made out of some low end mystery metal which if you are lucky wears out fast...if not the tip splits.

The handle is some nameless tropical hardwood from Brazil that snaps like a carrot after 30 minutes use. Wunnerful, just wunnerful. All for the same price as the good ones used to cost.
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