January 14, 2017

DIY sand scoop for metal detecting on beaches

I'm planning to metal detect the german beaches in the next summer. In preparation of the future treasure hunt, I made me a sand scoop. So let me show you the result of my do-it-yourself project.
It is made from a plastic pipe (12cm diameter /toilet drain) from home depot. I cut everything with a dremel tool. It is easy to bend the plastic material with a  heat gun. I flattened a piece of the pipe with the heat gun to built the bottom of the scoop. I drilled a lot of 14mm holes into the material. That is a bit smaller than a one cent coin and big enough to quickly sieve the sand. The handle is made from an old aluminium door handle.