home made water scoop help.

backwater52

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#1
I found this SS grill today and it told me to make a scoop put of it:) 20180725_191040.jpg i could have it bent maybe but thought i could use a 6" pipe for a form and wrap it around it, . i'd cut slots in the short back wall, once it's shaped i have another piece for the back. then i have to come up with the top that will take the handle. Any idea's welcome, it's 11 1/4" x 14 1/2
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Buster

King of Spam
Staff member
#3
I think I would also just buy one already made up. When I started water hunting years ago u made a scoop out of PVC. It works but was very heavy. I ended up getting a aluminum one which was lighter and better made. I would go that route
 

backwater52

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#4
Well the plan is to find jewelery at a few old swimming beaches out to waist deep. Once i'm done with those i wont have use for it . If the shaping go's well will keep at it, i have access to a major junk collectors place so might find something better or the handle conection. Thanks.
 

DigsNW

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#5
For mine I made, I made a wooden handle and bolted it on from the inside if I remember correctly.
I understand wanting g to make it yourself. I have made a couple and started a other out of an old SS strainer basket from work. Good luck and have fun.
 

mtbricky

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#6
Looks like that material is too light gauge for an underwater shovel scoop (is it stainless?), and the holes are too small and too far apart for a light weight dry sand scoop. It would likely work in the shallows where you could use water to flush the sand out - and it would definitely hold on to small targets. Weld a couple U bolts onto the basket and use a wood handle.
 

DBQ Dave

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#7
I know you like your projects as do I but I agree the holes are too far apart and the sand will take a long time to sift out of it even if you shake it.
 
#8
I found this SS grill today and it told me to make a scoop put of it:) View attachment 101467 i could have it bent maybe but thought i could use a 6" pipe for a form and wrap it around it, . i'd cut slots in the short back wall, once it's shaped i have another piece for the back. then i have to come up with the top that will take the handle. Any idea's welcome, it's 11 1/4" x 14 1/2 View attachment 101468
I would use this stainless steel kitchen utensil holder then use 2 uclamps at the end with a wood handle
 

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