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« on: June 27, 2009, 09:22:01 am »
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Hi Folks,

I use my Arkie Digger. It is improvement on tha
screw driver. This will scoop tha dirt out of tha
hole. So, no hands in hole. Just a pin pointer.

I can push back tha grass and pull an aluminum
can out of a hole and you will never know I was
there.

It starts off as a 15" ratchet or breaker bar.
That is very hard metal.

Remember to leave a rounded knob on tha other
end to make tha end of tha handle more rounded
for comfort.

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The over all finished length is about 12". About tha
same as tha Fiskars digger.

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The length of blade section (tip to grind blend-out)?

That is hard to say?

Try using this photograph as a reference,

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Tha handle is about 5" long,

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And yes, the handle of tha ratchet becomes tha
blade of tha digger.

Tha Craftsman makes a 1/16" wider blade because
tha handle is flatter,

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But in actual use, I found that makes no difference.

I got this 15" ratchet at a pawn shop for $4.

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After three solid hours of grindin, I had it roughed out,

Remember ta keep dunkin it in water ta keep it cool !

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Maybe this photo will help show tha subtle shape of
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Here is tha plastic dip I used,

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A can is 6 or 7 dollars, and will do a digger, plus a few
other tools. But tha digger takes several coats. Just
keep re-coating until tha handle seems big enough.

It is very durable. Both tha digger and tha handle
coating.

Any questions, feel free to ask,

Tabdog


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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009, 11:36:27 am »
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TD, that is a cool lookin tool you got there  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2009, 07:02:14 pm »
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Wow, that is nice handiwork.  I would want to make one of those, due to the fact that my town administrator wants me to be as neat as I can with the park.  Thank you for sharing!! Wink

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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 01:42:58 pm »
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Cool a use for my Non-working ratchets. Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009, 06:56:24 am »
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Happy Huntin,

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good job  nothing better than leaving no signs that you were ever there and it goes along way to insure our hobby is  able to continue  THANK YOU FOR SHARING

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