Weedetector

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Introduction: Weedetector

About: I have a blast creating things, inventing things and pulling pranks. Getting a nose full of sawdust is very satisfying! Retired Carpenter and Construction Superintendent for the University of Illinois.

Combination weed-eater/metal detector! Find valuables while trimming lawns! No wasted motion! Here's a link to the Youtube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-A3yMdIsMc

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    12 Comments

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    ArgleB
    ArgleB

    7 weeks ago

    Just brilliant. I was actually thinking of spots to go detecting, and one of them usually has waist-high weeds. Don't forget to let go of the trimmer trigger before reaching down lol.

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    Boombuzz
    Boombuzz

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I just bought an inexpensive metal detector and cut it up, glued some PVC pipe fittings, trimmed them to fit the weed eater tube, held them with hose clamps. Hot melt glue mostly, then spray painted it all black to match.

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    Boombuzz
    Boombuzz

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-A3yMdIsMc

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    wilgubeast
    wilgubeast

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Dude. This is a GENIUS idea. As a former professional string trimmer (8 hrs/day, 5 days/week), this would have made the experience far more exciting. Certainly better than looking for discarded meth lab equipment along the margins of county parks.

    With a pair of headphone earmuffs, you've made the trimming experience about as good as it can be. Share your hack, however hacky it might be, so that other people can learn from your example.

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    Boombuzz
    Boombuzz

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-A3yMdIsMc

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    wilgubeast
    wilgubeast

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Sweeeeeeet. That video is glorious. Can you get it into the body of the Instructable?

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    Boombuzz
    Boombuzz

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I haven't been able to figure out how to get the video into the Instructable. They want an upload, not a link, and I can't find my original Youtube upload. I'll keep trying.

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    tylerwhitworth
    tylerwhitworth

    7 years ago

    Pure genius at its finest!

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    Boombuzz
    Boombuzz

    Reply 7 years ago

    Aww...pshaw. Here is a Youtube "infomercial" for the Weedetector.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-A3yMdIsMc

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    Boombuzz
    Boombuzz

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-A3yMdIsMc

    Here is a Youtube 'informercial' I made...ha ha!