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    Brick or Paver carryall

    This is cheap to make from scraps: some flat, water pipe, short piece of 1" RHS plus a 1/4" (6.25mm) bolt & short length of heavy gal wire for the handle (when not carrying bricks/pavers).
    Much easier than the traditional way of individually stacking from hand & up your arm.


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    Tools Required= hacksaw or grinder, Metal working (or wood) Vice, stick welder , some bigger Pipe for leverage & PPE.

    In three decades since this, my stick welding of Gal hasn't improved but you can get the idea. Practice makes better but I dont do a lot of gal welding with GP rods. Much rather do vertical down on black steel. You can see the red lead rustproofed painted bolt: not available these days. My first bolt hole didn't work and can be seen in a pic: I thought of cutting a slot in the top side of the RHS for the flat to feed through for various thicknesses of bricks but found that unnecessary & would weaken the thin walled RHS: did't want to drop on my leg or foot.
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    The water pipe was bent in a vice using a bigger dia pipe for leverage=not pretty but effective.

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    It's not easy doing a selfie (of carrying) with an SLR but you get the idea.
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    I learned a long time ago that not everything has to be pretty to function. When they were made in the USA Craftsman hand tools were hardly what one could call pretty, but often times matched or bettered the tool truck tools which were sold more for their looks than function
    I used to have the commercial version of your device one thing I like about yours over it is the wire handle you have mounted on it which looks like would give a balance to carrying when empty.
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    Thanks ranald! We've added your Brick Carrier to our Miscellaneous category,
    as well as to your builder page: ranald's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Hi Frank, you hit the nail squarly as the heavy wire is to avoid injury to leg etc while empty. Thanks for your observations re my not so pretty work that has served me well. I've always liked to "give it a go".

    I've been off line for a while, as I just met my daughter (born 1971) for the first time: we had quite some catching up to do while she was in town! SIMPLY WONDERFUL!


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