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Project by Woodwrecker posted 06-10-2012 12:17 AM 2445 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Getting too creaky to stoop down with a dust pan.

And, I’m too cheap to go buy one after my old one broke! Lol !

So…one shop project cranked out today and a problem solved.
It’s all scrap oak, pine & plywood I had laying around, along with an old dowel that was begging to be put to use.
Add a few nails and voila !

Getting it to swivel just right was the trick
A couple of trapped 5/8’s dowel in the side braces was just the ticket.

Two coats of stain/poly and all done.

A little Saturday fun in the shop.

(Beats the hell out of the yard work that’s piling up….) lol

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#1 posted 06-10-2012 12:25 AM

Looks like you had a good and productive day and this scoop looks like it will do the job .
A nice back saver and build to last ,the best part is you used what was on hand .


-- Kiefer 松

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#2 posted 06-10-2012 12:25 AM

That’s a perfect way to spend a Saturday! Nice job. I think I’ll make one too.

-- Scott

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#3 posted 06-10-2012 01:33 AM

I really like this. If you keep using all your scrap, there’ll be nothing to sweep up.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Jeremy Greiner

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#4 posted 06-10-2012 01:41 AM

Dust never had it so good!

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#5 posted 06-10-2012 01:50 AM

That’s too nice to sweep dirt into.


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#6 posted 06-10-2012 01:53 AM

Now that’s Yankee ingenuity!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 06-10-2012 02:10 AM

I don’t see dovetails in the swivel.

A perfect opportunity to try some new skills also.

But, a great first try.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 06-10-2012 02:40 AM

Nice job on that one. I don’t like stooping down either and this would work for me!!..............Jim

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

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#9 posted 06-10-2012 02:42 AM

I like it. Another good little project to use up those scraps and it is useful.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#10 posted 06-10-2012 03:29 AM

Good one Eric. I have two pick em up grabbers in my workshop as well as a heavy duty magnet on a stick. They come in very handy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Sam Shakouri

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#11 posted 06-10-2012 03:34 AM

Good idea, Eric. How much for post and handling?

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#12 posted 06-10-2012 08:54 AM

Eric, this is much too nice to use for dust… there must be something else that can be done with it!
What a beauty! Simple, elegant and very useful.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#13 posted 06-10-2012 05:18 PM


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#14 posted 06-10-2012 11:06 PM

This is a beautiful project.

The problem is that I am always in a catch-22. Should I stop what I am doing, creating saw dust, or should should I stop and clean-up.

As I stop and ponder this issue, my wife is called me to dinner and don’t bring any saw dust into the house.


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#15 posted 06-11-2012 03:27 AM

Eric, thats a nice project!

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