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This PVC garden trowel was made of scrap material. The thickness of the material is about 3/16 inch. It may need sharpening occasionally, but it will probably never ...
This is the piece of scrap I started out with. You can cut something similar out of a piece of pipe to begin with.
We love plastics for what they do for us, but plastic manufacture and decay tend to pollute the environment and negatively affect our health. Vinyl Chloride, one of ...
Heat the part of the material that will become the handle until it softens. (Leave the blade part cold.) I used a piece of 1 inch diameter pipe ...
To modify the handle-blade angle I used a propane torch to localize the heat just where I needed it. I didn't want the adjoining plastic of the handle ...
The scrap plastic was too rounded to make a good trowel, so I penciled in the modification and formed it with a miter saw and a course file. ...
I like to hang up my tools to keep them organized, so I drilled a hole in the handle.
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