Bushman5 and Se7eN's combat shovel thread

Discussion in 'DIY (Do It Yourself)' started by Se7eN, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Packrat

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    Waiting to see this shovel show up in a trip report being used and abused:D
     
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    Anything new?
     
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    Did some testing on my first prototype. It has pluses and minuses. A lot of minuses . That's ok. Learn from what does not work.
     
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    Can it be attached to an AR-15, though?
     
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    Don't tempt us to add a lug mount!
     
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    Tempt! Tempt! Tempt!
     
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    gonna need more than an AR-15 platform to launch a freaking shovel!
     
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    I mean if a chainsaw bayonet can find its way onto an AR, why can't the shovel?
     
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    Sandblasting and welding is happening to one of the prototypes tomorrow. Should have pics up over the weekend! Then it's time to profile the shovel head and heat treat it!!!
     
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    I honestly think our original design (the one @Se7eN is welding up) is the best one yet. I did a flat bladed shovel, that actually dug pretty good, chopped excellent, made a great soil/sand/snow anchor BUT during digging did not remove as much soil/sand as the slightly scooped version.
     
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    UPDATE

    Prototype was sand blasted and bent into shape.

    Edges were sharpened with grinder. Ready for file work, the welding and handle installation.

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    @Bushman5

    This is going to be badass.

    Stay tuned.
     
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    YEA BUDDY! didn't know you had a sand blaster! that looks wicked once all that rust was blasted off......:cool:
     
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    Once I get the welding done, I'm going to do the heat treat and send it to you for testing.
     
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    gonna hurt it Bro....like a red headed step child....LMAO
     
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    That's looking awesome!!!
     
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    I like testing
     
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    Looking good. I forgot this thread even existed. Just happened to run across it again.
     
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    the hell you did.....hahahahhaa :D
     
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