This is part one of the snow sculpture contest for instructables. I posted this instructable here early so others could build this simple tool and greatly expand everyone's ability to create something awesome for the contest. 20 minutes in the garage and your out the door with this bad boy. Now if only the contest gods would favor me for my willingness to share one of my secret weapons...
Now sawing snow may seem an odd thing to do, but it makes for easy snow sculpture. It allows precision cuts in the snow, is flexible so concave or convex curves are easy and if you want a large area to look nice and smooth a snow saw can't be beat. The first time you use one you discover how easy it is to wield, even this one at just over 44 inches long. You can make it smaller of course, bu you will appreciate the extra long blade when make broad cuts that need to look smooth and level.
Video to follow in the next day or two, demonstrating the type of cuts you can make with this and its ease of use! But don't wait for the video, build it now, trust me!
Whoops, nearly forgot! BE SAFE, YOUR USING POWER TOOLS TO CUT OUT A WICKED SHARP BLADE, PROTECT YOUR HEARING, WATCH YOUR EYES, AND ANY APPENDAGES YOU WANT TO KEEP! DO NOT USE THIS AS A PLAY SWORD OR TOY. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
Step 1: Tools and Supplies
Angle grinder with aluminum cutting zip-cut abrasive discs or... a hacksaw -ech!
Drill & drill bits that match the diameter of your bolts
1/4" plywood scraps suitable for the handle
Aluminum road sign - obtained legally!
4 3/4" bolts, complete with locking nuts - stainless steel is ideal