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Old 06-19-2010, 07:53 PM   #1
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DIY shovel and axe mount?

Does anyone have a link, or photos of some DIY Shovel and Axe mounts? I'm trying to mount them to a Con Ferr Safari Rack.

I'm interested in the Quick Fist mounts, but you can not purchase them locally. Does anyone have an idea of how to make one out of parts sourced at the local hardware store?
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If I were mounting it to a bar on a roof rack, I'd zip tie it on there and just carry a pair of snips.

You could also drill two holes through the handle of the shovel/axe and then put a bolt through a part of the rack and secure them that way.
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I have wooden handles, will drilling through them weaken them?



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If I were mounting it to a bar on a roof rack, I'd zip tie it on there and just carry a pair of snips.

You could also drill two holes through the handle of the shovel/axe and then put a bolt through a part of the rack and secure them that way.
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I have wooden handles, will drilling through them weaken them?
i would only drill a hole at the handle end of both of them....bolt thru that part, and use a bungee cord to tie them down near the axe and shovel heads.
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i would only drill a hole at the handle end of both of them....bolt thru that part, and use a bungee cord to tie them down near the axe and shovel heads.
Rodger that!
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I have wooden handles, will drilling through them weaken them?
Drilling holes weakens the handle but is a secure method to mount.




I would just zip tie them up there. It's quick, easy, secure, and looks clean.
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how about mounting to the bed rails?
I mounted my shovel to the rails using Quick Fists...It came in handy during my last snow trip. If you can't get the the Quick Fists I would recommend either stainless steel hose clamps or u bolts to secure them to your rack.



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Just order the quick fists online. Do it right.
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I bought from End of the Road. Product arrived in about two days. Confirmation emails pair you with a representative and their direct phone line. Shipping was $1.50

I mounted similar to the above, but found that adding a 5/16" fender washer helps eliminate the fist from flexing.



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diy shovel mount

Ok so your setup looks really clean but do you know of any quick fist's or similar products that allow locking your shovel up with a key or something to prevent thief's from stealing your shiiiovel ?
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my shovel costs $8, I really don't think anyone is going to bother... and I'm not really going to worry.
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Is the rack on the roof?
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That's a pretty sweet setup
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Shovel's got a hole on the end, just run a lock through it.
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I use a Swagman bike clamp. Not as cheap as a QuickFist, but very secure (can even get a lockable version) and it doesn't flex like a QuickFist. I found it locally for about $12. They are meant to be used on a hitch mounted bike rack to hold bikes.

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