The $2.00 Ice Pick

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Project by Quikenuff posted 11-23-2016 02:22 AM 1130 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My very frugal father had asked me to keep an eye out for an ice pick to replace the old rusty one he kept on his fishing boat. After a trip to the flea market and finding nothing but soft steeled, even rustier ice picks than the one now residing 85 ft below sea level, I decided to make one.

This is my 1st turning attempt. Made with a marblewood handle, a copper pipe reducer fitting used for the ferrel which was liberated from Dad’s garage, and a piece of stainless steel i picked up at Woodcraft. After i gave it him and told him where the copper came from, he approved of it’s new purpose. The lanyard was added so it won’t be so easily lost overboard.

The Marble wood was scrap, the copper free, and i think $2 for the stainless rod. I don’t know which he was more excited about, the handmade ice pick or the fact that it cost $2 to make?

I don’t think I have the turning bug yet, but it sure was nice to make a project start to finish in a just few hours.

Thanks for looking!


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#1 posted 11-23-2016 05:03 AM

That’s a great looking ice pick. Nice work.

-- Barry,

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#2 posted 11-23-2016 01:12 PM

That is cool – and great work

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#3 posted 11-23-2016 04:01 PM

Very nice work on that ice pick!!


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

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#4 posted 11-23-2016 10:23 PM

What is your dad using the ice-pick for?

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#5 posted 11-24-2016 12:15 AM

What is your dad using the ice-pick for?

- Combo Prof

We freeze 5 gal buckets of water, then break it up as we catch fish or if the cooler starts to run low. Solid ice blocks will last for days compared to bags of ice.

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#6 posted 11-24-2016 12:41 AM

O.K. thanks. Not the kind of fishing I do. LOL

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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