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There! I Fixed It - Handle for Salting Can

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Project by RussInMichigan posted 12-27-2014 01:07 PM 1234 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I live in Michigan and one slick feature of the winters here is ice. We address the potential slipping and falling hazards of ice with salt. Getting the salt from the bag to the steps or sidewalk requires a utensil such as a scoop. Rather than buying a factory-made scoop a great many of us repurpose a metal can. But, metal cans are quite cold to a bare hand, and quite hard to hold with a mittened or gloved hand. Also, with a can this size(it’s a 28 ounce can) is tough to direct the salt to exactly where it’s needed. And, let’s be serious, here, now, who wants to have salt all over their gloves after digging around in the salt bag to fill the can?

So, this project puts a convenient handle on the big salting can, thus, bringing love and joy and tranquility to the ice salting experience.

I made the handle from a leftover piece of plywood. The hand-hold opening is large enough to accommodate a hand in a glove or mitten, but, being wood, it is also kinder and gentler to a bare hand than a cold metal can. I attached the can to the handle with 3/4 inch screws.

Have a great day, Lumberjocks.





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#1 posted 12-27-2014 03:45 PM

Looks like a redneck beer mug…

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#2 posted 12-27-2014 08:50 PM

That is really handy, great job

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#3 posted 12-28-2014 12:34 AM

Well, this is a great upgrade to the scoop (unless you make a wooden one), nicely done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 12-28-2014 01:02 AM

I also made one for my son, and he said it was a hillbilly shot glass.

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#5 posted 12-29-2014 06:43 AM

Perfect!

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#6 posted 01-01-2015 07:03 PM

Necessity is the mother of invention!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 01-02-2015 02:21 PM

I like it!

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