Customizable shovel handle

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Customizable shovel handle
Description Printing a shovel handle is an easy way to ensure you are getting what you need and my design will make sure it is also comfortable in your hands.
Keywords 3D printing, shovel, handle, grip
Uses transportation, hobbyism
Authors BradleyLarson
Made? No
Countries of design United States
Affiliations Category:MTU
Category:MOST
Materials Plastic
Estimated cost USD $ 3.12
Sustainable Development Goals SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Documentation data
Language English
Manifest data
Language English
Updated 2020-06-04
Author Kathy Nativi
Author affiliation Appropedia
Author email info@appropedia.org

Customizable Shovel Handle[edit | edit source]

Project developed by [[[User:BradleyLarson|BradleyLarson]] (talk) 21:54, 5 December 2018 (PST)]

Abstract[edit | edit source]

There was a request to design a customizable shovel handle. A previous student designed one years ago and I was not impressed with the design or that I was not able to customize it on thingiverse. I remade it with a different design and made the shaft diameter and the length of the grip variable. Printing a shovel handle is an easy way to ensure you are getting what you need and my design will make sure it is also comfortable in your hands.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. OS compatible 3D printer
  2. 2- M6X140 bolts
  3. 2- M6x1.0 standard nuts
    1. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3263057%7C necessary files to download here

Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer
  2. M6 screwdriver

Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT[edit | edit source]

None! Just print and install!

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  1. Provide directions for print/assembly - be detailed enough in your “how to” to ensure that someone could construct the device from your description. Consider the elegance of IKEA like instructions.
  2. Aprox. 9 hours for my printer at 40mm/s
  3. 15-20 minutes to assemble

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

Prints failing is the most common problem I have run across. Tighten any bolts, belts, and recalibrate if necessary.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  • If your solution is not a low cost one then it is not really appropriate.
  1. My print surface did not allow for me to print it on its side. so with my supports, it cost $3.12
  2. $8.08 is the cheapest on amazon before shipping
  3. You save at minimum, $5.00

Benefited Internet Communities[edit | edit source]

  • The Garden Web Forums - [1]
  • Tomatoville - [2]
  • Terraforrums - [3]
  • Gardenstew - [4]
  • The British Cactus and Succulent Society - [5]

References[edit | edit source]

Designed by me with hand calculations. I did not use a standard or any regulations.