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Used off cuts as handles on tin dustpans.

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Project by David LaBolle posted 08-04-2013 03:14 PM 1113 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to clean up the shop yesterday. Instead of throwing things out I decided to use some off cuts and some paint thinner cans to make some dustpans. Handy things to have when cleaning up. The process involved in making them should be self explanatory from the pics. Fold and crimp all raw cut edges to stiffen them and prevent cuts.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for





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#1 posted 08-04-2013 03:58 PM

Good thinking !

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#2 posted 08-04-2013 04:12 PM

Cool! Reminds me of the fellow in book/movie that lived in Alaska wilderness for 30 yrs and made all kinds of things from old fuel cans :) Alone in the Wilderness

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#3 posted 08-04-2013 04:38 PM

Great idea and helps the landfill at the same time.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#4 posted 08-04-2013 04:47 PM

Great idea.. Looks like you had some good help.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#5 posted 08-04-2013 06:38 PM

Genius!

-- Greg Simon

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#6 posted 08-04-2013 11:59 PM

Gr8 idea. Git some goggles on them youngens.. :)

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#7 posted 08-05-2013 11:58 AM

out of the tin box thinking
well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#8 posted 08-07-2013 06:35 PM

That’s a creative and great use of the thinner cans and leftover woods. So cool dustpans!

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#9 posted 08-10-2013 05:38 AM

BIEN HECHO DAVID!!!!!!!
GENIAL RE-APROVECHAMIENTO DE ESAS LATAS :-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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