Step 1: Gathering Items Needed
The items needed for this project are:
1) dust mop with removable handle
2) 3 eye bolts, if using a wooden handle use the screw in type if not use the bolt on type.
3) 4 drywall or wood screws
4) short piece of a 2x4
5) fence tacks
6) flexible wire cable
7) 1/2 to 1/4 sheet of 1/2 to 3/4 inch plywood
8) duct tape
9) 2 ferrules
10) (optional) metal lever
drill, drill bits ( sizes depend on hardware used), circular saw, square (I used 3 sizes), hammer, crescent wrench, pliers, channel locks, pencil, tape measure and wire cutters.
Step 2: Measuring and Cutting
Next measure the size of the mop head, mine was 3 feet long.
Next I marked and cut the plywood. I made mine 4 feet long and 18 !/2 inches wide.
The length I did because I didn't want it to be to long or heavy and the width was already cut from a past project so make it larger and wider if you want.
Step 3: Tacking It Down
Step 4: Placing the Block
Next I determand if my 2 inch dry wall screws were long enough to go through the block and into the plywood but not through the plywood.
Next I removed the handle and then predrilled 4 holes in the 2x4 so the 2x4 wouldn't split and screwed it down.
Step 5: The Lever
Next I salvaged a lever off of a roto tiller but you can find one off of a old squeeze mop or ignore this step all together and make a finger loop in the cable later.
Next I drilled a hole near the top, slightly larger than the peg I was using, and then put the lever together.
Step 6: Eye Bolts
Next I predrilled a hole, in the plywood, for an screw in type of eye bolt
Step 7: Wiring It All Up
Next feed the cable through the bottom eye bolts
Next duct tape the lever to the handle.
Take the cable and cut it to length and attach it to the lever.
If you decide not to use a lever you can feed the cable through an eye bolt at the top and then make a loop in the cable so you have a finger hold
Step 8: That's It
This project took me 2 hours not counting the prep time which I did over a week period.