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    Default How's this for recycling !!? Railway lines to shovels !



    Good shovels too!
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    Default Re: How's for recycling !!? Railway lines to shovels !

    Cool!
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    Default Re: How's this for recycling !!? Railway lines to shovels !

    It would be good high carbon steel too, good material for wear resistance.
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    Funny how that makes me want to get that shovel.

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    What on earth would I do with a round nosed shovel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    What on earth would I do with a round nosed shovel?

    Peace,
    Robert (we're all square nosed shovel folk, see?)
    To dig that valley clay?

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    Oh, no. Round points are for amateurs.

    A big, wide square point, well sharpened, will cut through this alluvial hardpan like nobody.

    Plus, they scoop well, for, erm, leavings of animals.

    They trench better, cut holes, chop roots, and square edges better.

    A good sqaure nose shovel holds more, too.

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    One little garden spade and one trowel are round nosed. All else is flat and SHARP!

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    A good sqaure nose shovel holds more, too.
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    Default Re: How's this for recycling !!? Railway lines to shovels !

    I like it, but I would rather see the old rail lines preserved for the people who ride the rails by peddle power and small engines. Even in an urban setting, that can be enjoyable.

    Better still, some commercial light rail would benefit us all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Do you secretly design Lake Freighters?

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    I should. I am confident I have moved a Lake Freighter's worth of horse and cow leavings in my life time.

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    Cool video. The lack of hearing and eye protection makes me cringe.
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    Default Re: How's this for recycling !!? Railway lines to shovels !

    Very interesting. ..... I am surprised that they are using what I suspect is pretty high quality steel for mear shovels. I too am surprised by the lack of safety precautions, ..... thinking it must be "Eastern Europe".

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    Default Re: How's this for recycling !!? Railway lines to shovels !

    They had safety precautions, the guy putting on labels was wearing gloves

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Very interesting. ..... I am surprised that they are using what I suspect is pretty high quality steel for meer shovels. I too am surprised by the lack of safety precautions, ..... thinking it must be "Eastern Europe".
    Shovels need good steel, do some work sometime with a cheap shovel and note the difference!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Shovels need good steel, do some work sometime with a cheap shovel and note the difference!
    Railroad steel is indeed good steel, look like outstanding shovels, how much $$ each?

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    Default Re: How's this for recycling !!? Railway lines to shovels !

    Given the amount of heavy machinery evident, I am surprised at how many workers there are to make a relatively simple item.
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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