|Project by vakman||posted 03-09-2012 05:19 PM||3402 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
...is where I sleep.
This means that I have to keep things preeetty clean.
After about nine months of using the same diagonally bisected raisin box as a dustpan, I decided to use some scrap stuff to make a more suitable replacement for a tool I use daily.
1/4” ply sides, masonite base, and riveted aluminum flashing for the leading edge. The flashing works great because it has a good amount of flex to it, so it makes good contact with the uneven hardwood floors I work on.
I conjured up a (for me) novel way to add ties to handles, because I don’t really like the tie extending from the sides of a handle through a single hole; they flop around and don’t stand to meet whatever dinged up nail you plan to hang it on. You could just cram the loop into the hole and glue it, but that’s P.I.T.A. bread when it comes to replacing it, so instead I drilled a hole, in the end of a handle, and a second smaller hole for a dowel through the handle. The tie loops around the dowel.
Nothing a like a useful shop project, right?
I post this not to say that this is the best way to make a dustpan, but to show that it’s pretty damn simple project that saves a few bucks and prevents the birth of one more plastic product.
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