|Project by tyvekboy||posted 07-06-2012 07:48 PM||4238 views||9 times favorited||16 comments|
July 7, 2012
Many years ago I made this dust pan from a 5 gallon metal can.You might find one this size at a restaurant near you.
These are easy to make. You just get a tin snip and cut away what you don’t want. Then you add a long wooden handle.
But for today, here’s another idea for another size can.
PIC #2 – Today you can go into your shop and look for an empty can like this Mineral Sprits can.
Pic #3 – #5 – From this can you can make this scoop/dust pan from the top portion of the can. You can remove the metal handle and add a wooden handle but I just used the existing handle.
Pic #6 – With the bottom half you can make a small bench top dust pan and add a wooden handle.
When cutting the can, you might want to leave 1 – 2 inches of metal where the handle is attached to make it more rigid.
I added a piece of wood inside the can where the handle attaches to add to the rigidity. I guess you could also just use pan head screws and not add the wooden stiffener.
CAUTION: Bend down all sharp edges EXCEPT the front lip that touches the floor..
Hope this spawns more ideas on repurposing your trash.
All comments welcomed.
-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized