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Dustpan on a stick

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Project by Dave Polaschek posted 06-22-2018 12:59 AM 955 views 0 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve got a friend who’s opening a new shop soon. She cuts hair, and I thought that a dustpan on a stick would make a nice shop-warming present.

Hand-resawn poplar sides and back, dovetailed together. Mahogany? plywood top and bottom, a doug fir piece of molding on the back to tip the front down so it rests securely on the floor, an ash front strip and handle, and cherry “hubcaps” on the ends of the pivot.

Finished with a coat of BLO, three coats of platina shellac, and a coat or two of orange shellac.

-- Dave - Minneapolis





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 06-22-2018 01:33 AM

A nice looking dustpan. Too nice!!! If I caught someone actually using it verbal abuse would follow….

LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 06-22-2018 01:55 AM

Thanks, butcher. It may look pretty, but it’s meant to be a user. Maybe I need to scuff it up a little. ;-)

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Handtooler

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#3 posted 06-22-2018 05:23 AM

An absolutely wonderful idea! And, you’ve done a masterful bit of construction on this beautiful gift. She’ll cherish it the rest of her career.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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Dave Polaschek

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#4 posted 06-22-2018 09:30 AM

Thanks, Russell! I sure hope so. I modeled it on my shop dustpan but tried to lighten it up, since it’ll mostly be picking up hair rather than bits of wood.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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robscastle

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#5 posted 06-22-2018 11:18 AM

Wow what a fancy dustpan …I like it!! and I appreciate the stick as well, oh the problems with getting old!
Tend to agree with woodbutcherbynight it looks like it would be more at home in a exhibition somewhere.

No doubt they will be chuffed with it.

-- Regards Rob

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Tom Regnier

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#6 posted 06-22-2018 11:23 AM

Great gift…love the hubcaps!

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hairy

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#7 posted 06-22-2018 11:40 AM

You can’t just make a simple thing a simple thing, can you? No, you have to make it fancy!

Joking aside, nice work!!

-- My reality check bounced...

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Oldtool

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#8 posted 06-22-2018 11:40 AM

Nice design, automatic tilt to keep the sweepings in the pan. Great work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Ron Aylor

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#9 posted 06-22-2018 11:46 AM

Great job as always, Dave. This is an awesome shop-warming present. I’m sure she will love it. Kudos!

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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 06-22-2018 11:51 AM

Very nice. And, a great present. I’m sure it’ll get plenty of use.
My, now retired barber had one. Not as nice as yours, though.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 06-22-2018 12:25 PM

The dust pan should be a hit. The place where I go they use them all the time. Nicely done.
Maybe a few haircuts are in order.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Dave Polaschek

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#12 posted 06-22-2018 12:42 PM

Thanks, guys.

Of all the things I’ve made, the simple (or not so simple) dustpan seems to draw the most comments from people. Maybe it’s that most of my neighbors are retired, but it seems like I could spend my shop time building nothing but dustpans, and each one would find a happy home.

Guess I’m doing something right.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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oldrivers

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#13 posted 06-22-2018 01:14 PM

Nifty project and a great gift. Looks good you did a great job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Gene Howe

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#14 posted 06-22-2018 01:18 PM

For my shop, this is my dust pan. Not nearly as nice as Dave’s, though. Got it at HD.

PS…just saw it garnered a DT3 award. Congrats, Dave

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Dave Polaschek

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#15 posted 06-22-2018 01:41 PM

Yeah, Gene. I pondered getting one of those, but I figured why have a plastic dustpan in a wood shop? And with this one I even got to practice dovetails.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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