Just made a new handle for one of those snow-pusher thingies.
Probably should have used oak or ash, but I had some poplar on hand so
that's what I used..... but the wood is looking kind of raw - as in
maybe splinters sometime in the future.
SOP seems to be boiled linseed oil, tung oil, or (linseed oil plus a
But I don't have any of those on hand... but I do have some West System
Anybody tried epoxy on a tool handle?
A friend praises Gorilla Tape and I got some and it's very good. It
even stuck a couple pieces of poyethylene together for a week or so. I'm
going to apply it over more surface and I think it will last longer this
time. But it will stick to wood fine of course.
My Dad and I have both used gorilla tape for
shoe repair. One of few things which does
The shovel handle might also use gorilla
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No - I mean *really* about a hundred years old. OK... maybe only
50-60.... but the link was just for the gross form/functionality.
This one is solid steel at the business end, old handle looked kind of
like the stock on that 170-year-old lever-action rifle that somebody
found recently in one of the Western national parks.
BTW, if you're over about 5'8" tall; a longer handle improves the
ergonomics a *lot*. I'm about 6'5" and the new handle is 6' long -
about 2' longer than the original.
That changes the pushing angle significantly and gives a 2' longer
stroke to every push. I'd estimate the effort to clear my driveway
this morning at less than half what it took a few days before with the
same amount of snow.
Nice you are using the old "snow pusher".
I have plenty of ancient tools here...including a few of my
grandfather's hammers that have to be 75 years old.
Also my dad's 50 year old Black and Decker drill is still going strong.
Before he bought it I was using a hand cranked drill...not only for
wood, but sheet metal.
I didn't know they had webpages 100 years ago.
But I googled and some rancher found one in a dry cave in New Mexico
that appears to be 150 years old. It's unusual because it has a date,
when most current webpages don't.
The one you post above is intriguiging. It says it has a
"self-sharpening blunt square surface". I guess it only sharpens until
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