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Dosn't quite fit in this forum but I figured i'd share anyways...

I have a 6 inch Lazer auger with an off-set handle. Well the top hand part of the handle comes right off which is no biggie till I dont remember to put it in my pocket or trap. I had always figured I could come up with something on my lathe if the day came.

So im fishing with a friend on saturday who's auger had the same disease only he finally lost the top. I came up with this tonight...

A block of wood, my handle and some copper tube that is slightly bigger in diameter than the handle shaft...

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Got the piece of wood on the lathe and turned down a handle type shape...

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Drilled and dremeled out the bottom and cut the copper to the right length...

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Now I just need to epoxy the tube into the handle and put a few coats of finish on it...

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I know, I know - ya could just call the company and get a new one. Well they are out of stock and this one is one of a kind is way cooler... cool

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Nothing like custom made parts on anything. Waaaay back I made custom shift knobs for my old power wagon, both the 4 speed and the transfer case. Kinda cool and you don't see everyone with the same thing.

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So last week my lucky icescoop of nearly 10 yeas broke. My few brain cells bounced around and I came up with this - a custom cedar handle fresh from the lathe!

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A little dremel action and some 2 part epoxy, I got a brand new one of a kind scoop. Not sure yet if she floats but I know with a longer handle it definatly would...

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