Protecting wooden handles on sand scoops

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Protecting wooden handles on sand scoops

Post by E-Trac Paul » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:44 am

Just came across this video. Interesting method I thought may interest some.

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Post by jimbotrucker » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:37 am

Good video cheers Paul ::g
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Re: Protecting wooden handles on sand scoops

Post by Tomo » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:44 am

Alot easier to give it a coat of diluted down varnish :D
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Post by Superslug2 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:00 pm

Hi,
I can't see the video on my server, although I wrap the stems with self-amalgamating tape.
Which projects from wet, and also makes it more grippy. You can get this tape from Maplins
for instance. I use it on my Draper spade, as I get fibreglass splinters from the stem yellow.
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Re: Protecting wooden handles on sand scoops

Post by Sheddy » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:19 pm

The best thing to use on any wood that's going to be submerged is a mixture of boiled linseed oil and good quality spirit based yacht varnish. Water based varnish wont do.

Give the handle a good coating of neat boiled linseed oil, really soak it
second coat - 25% varnish, 75% boiled linseed oil, leave it for a week
then give at least three coats of varnish.

The varnish will stop the oil from coming out of the wood which leaves the wood more supple and less prone to breaking.

I like the idea above of the self amalgamating tape, I'll have to give that a try.

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Re: Protecting wooden handles on sand scoops

Post by clint » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:12 pm

Hello Sheddy,
do you sand it down between coats of varnish? Also, anyone know if fibreglass handles are available in 35mm?

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Post by neverneverman » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:01 pm

would be quicker and last long with this ..
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/55mm-Heat-Shr ... 3cdee0516c" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

cap the top and bottom job done ..
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Re: Protecting wooden handles on sand scoops

Post by clint » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:18 pm

Dunno about that...it wouldn't seal the end of the pole. Plus the pole would require extra fettling to get it to fit with the extra thickness of the shrink tube, then it would be pierced by the fixing screw..just my usual extra critical way of looking at things! I do like the idea of covering the pole though. Maybe treating the bit that goes into the scoop then running the shrink down the pole to cover where the pole enters the scoop and then cap the other end with a rubber handle? Can you get 35mm handles? Or what about heat activated glue lined shrink? Sounds like something to be getting on with..thsnks for the link N.

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Re: Protecting wooden handles on sand scoops

Post by jeff2010 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:30 pm

35mm hardwood shafts are available sent to your door for £10-12
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Re: Protecting wooden handles on sand scoops

Post by clint » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:50 pm

Thanks Jeff. I can get the poles from a local farm supplies store for the same price. Thinking about the scoop again as the first detecting I may do when my hip is better may be the beach and a scoop should save me bending a lot looking at the vids etc. This brings up the subject of treating the pole so I'm thinking do I do the preserving thing or now just the bit that goes into the scoop and cover the rest as suggested? Had a look..can get 32mm handles so should be able to cover the end.crikey I must be bored!

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Re: Protecting wooden handles on sand scoops

Post by jeff2010 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:24 am

The best thing to do would be to treat the end before fitting then treat or coat the whole thing. I didn't do either when fitting mine rl; and it's still going strong. A 35mm shaft is very strong when fitted correctly ::g
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