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Unread 02-06-2012, 08:09 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by colonel00 View Post
Care to share the process you used to make the scooper? I am just wondering if it took special tooling or if this is something that the average person could build.
Ugly – Drum – Scooper (UDS)
It wasn’t very hard to make. I have a few tools to work with. (I actually like the hoe idea the most.)
Cut off an old handle that I found in the trash at work. I wanted it just long enough to clean out the bottom without having to really reach in. The metal was already c-shaped. Just had to cut and bend. I have a 4” handheld grinder (favorite tool) that I used for cutting. You could use a hack saw. For bending I used a vise and a BFH. I drilled a couple of holes for the bolts and that's it. The hardest part was bending the metal. It is stainless steel. That’s what I had laying around in the garage.
It is nothing fancy, lacks craftsmanship, just functional.
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