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    edger attachment second wheel

    I have no idea why this edger attachment has only one wheel. It makes the depth adjustment pointless.
    I made the part from leftovers of the treadmill frame I used for my shrinker/stretcher stand. It wouldn't support much weight, but that's fine, as it only has to support the edger, and it'll do that.
    First I made a paper template, then used a plasma cutter to cut the rough shape, and an angle grinder with a flap disk for final shaping. I tried to make it look like it came with the tool. It'll get painted at some point. Probably. The roller blade wheel is temporary unless it works well enough.
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    I painted it and added a second wheel. Stands up by itself now. Just need to tidy up the axle bolt.
    I didn't have any Craftsman red or gloss black, so I went with battleship gray.
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    I didn't like the gray on this, so bought some red paint yesterday.
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    Finally found the wheels this needed. They're from a Magna brand folding dolly.
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    Clean, elegant add-on to something that should have been there all along. Bet the roller blade wheel holds up a long time!! Nice Job and clean!! ~PJ
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    Thanks! My goal in most of my work is that it either look convincingly original or obviously not.

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    Thanks sossol! We've added your Edger Attachment Wheels to our Miscellaneous category,
    as well as to your builder page: sossol's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    I painted it and added a second wheel. Stands up by itself now. Just need to tidy up the axle bolt.
    I didn't have any Craftsman red or gloss black, so I went with battleship gray.
    Nice Finish!

    I didn't like the gray on this, so bought some red paint yesterday.
    Styling! Thanks again! ~PJ



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