First garden tool ever...

  1. bloke

    bloke Member

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    Had some scrap lying around and thought why not make something useful save buying one.
    Took a while to get back into the hang of wire speed and travel etc. Used ESAB 160i Caddy with 95% argon mix.

    Please feel free to comment, YES it did take some grinding back but it sure does work.
     
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  2. bloke

    bloke Member

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    Proof of the pudding as they say :laughing::welder:
     
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  3. MoreWellie Member

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    neat, for the mk2 version put a 1 cm 90 degree fold on the top edges and it won't cut into your wellys when you stand on it
     
  4. bloke

    bloke Member

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    Ta, I was going to attempt to TIG weld a narrow strip but my TIG welding is no way good enough yet.
     
  5. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Get some flats on the top of the blade to make it easier to foot it in.
    Much prefer spades with the same too.
    Edit. @MoreWellie beat me to it.
    Teach me for posting before reading it all
     
  6. RichardM Member

    Thirded the flats on top of the blade. Also T bar the handle allows a "twist it off" action when trimming.
     
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  7. DAPPH

    DAPPH Member

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    Perhaps instead of a fold over or a flat strip or bar welded on the top edge to save your foot wear .

    Use an angle grinder to cut a slot along the length of a bit of tube then tack weld a piece either side of the shaft on the top , if your feeling really posh blank off the open ends with a plug and round it off before you weld them in place ( stops any sharp edges ripping your wellies at the instep if you foot slips off the cutter).
     
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