Handy Devices

January 2023 Handy Devices: New Handle for an Old Bucket

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
New Handle for an Old Bucket (Ray E. Watkins Jr.)

Howard Burkholder, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, grew tired of those cheap plastic grips breaking off the handles of 5-gallon buckets. Then, he saw a lawn chair sitting in the corner of his shop. He cut 3-inch pieces of aluminum from the chair legs, popped off one side of the bucket handle and slid a piece of tubing over it. No more broken grips. No more sore hands.


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