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Pipe Handles Great For Garden Tools
There’s no rule that tool handles have to be wood, says Dan Long of Russellville, Ala. In fact, the 84-year-old prefers tools with metal pipe handles.
  “I use the top rails off chain link fences to make handles,” he says. “They’re stronger and don’t break as easily as wood.”
  He makes handles for shovels, post hole diggers, and hoes. He likes to vary the length for different purposes. It’s easier to work with a short-handled post hole digger for a shallow hole, for example.
  Long secures the pipe to each tool with a bolt tightened through a drilled hole. He paints the handles with spray paint and covers the top of the pipe by gluing on plastic tops from grease tubes. They fit well over the 1 1/4-in. pipe.
  “I look for broken shovels and tools that people throw away. You can use these handles on many different tools,” Long says.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dan Long, 6365 Hwy. 87, Russellville, Ala. 35654 (ph 256 332-0205).

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2018 - Volume #42, Issue #6