Been meaning to make an ash tool for my mini and finally did it. Works great, but my powder coat gun was on the fritz and didn't work too well. I'll probably have to redo that if it starts to rust.
All I needed was some scrap angle iron, a 3/16" steel rod, a dead dogwood branch for the handle and...
a 2-stage air compressor
a sandblast cabinet
a Mig welder
a powder coat gun
sigh, and a dedicated kitchen stove to cure to pc (it's in my garage :))
a drill press to drill the hole in the handle
a horizontal bandsaw to cut the pieces!
Oh, and a drawknife and spokeshave to debark and smooth the handle.
I tried turning a nice looking handle on the lathe, but I'm not very good at it. Gave up after I trashed two blanks and cut myself!
About $3000 worth of tools, some Neosporin and a band-aid, to make a $10 ash tool! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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