Hand Shovel

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Hand Shovel
Hand shovel.JPG
Description This project is a hand shovel. It can also be scaled up easily into a normal shovel.
Intended use agriculture, industry, development
Keywords 3D printing, shovel, hand tools, gardening
Project status prototype
Project was made? Yes
Main materials Plastic
Estimated cost 3.80
SDG Sustainable Development Goal 8
Documentation data
Language English
Manifest data
Language eng
Updated 2020-06-04
Author Kathy Nativi
Author affiliation Appropedia

Hand Shovel

Project developed by Zmalinow

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Abstract

This project is a hand shovel. It can also be scaled up easily into a normal shovel. This fulfills a need where people need a shovel or don't have normal access to the materials. People can also can use this if they feel that normal shoves aren't efficient enough. The design of the shovel is to be very wide to improve scoping efficiency.

Hand shovel.JPG

Bill of Materials

Optionally, get the files from thingiverse. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:577651

Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer
  2. A 2 part epoxy or other adhesive


Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions

Print at least one shovel and one handle. Handles fit together. It is recommended to print 2 handles to allow for a nice grip room.

The shovel can take 5+ hours to print. Each handle can take 1+ hour to print.

Assembly

Expect assembly to take 1-2 hours depending on your adhesive.

  1. Step 1 - Remove any extra plastic from the printed holes.
  2. Step 2 - Glue pieces together
  3. Step 3 - Use your shovel

Common Problems and Solutions

  • One common problem is making is inset hole to small for the handle. Make sure that you make the inset hole at least 1 mm bigger.

Cost savings

  1. Total build cost with 2 handles - $3.80
  2. http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-79786931J-Composite-Trowel-79786931J0/dp/B0002YVDSW/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1417703076&sr=8-5&keywords=hand+shovel
  3. $4.68 - $3.80 = $0.88

References