Recycled Backscratcher

Recycled BackscratcherThese plastic pieces come with lampshades and are used to support the shade in it's box (I seem to recall). If you know somebody or someplace that sells lamp shades you can probably get them in bunches from the store, maybe at the dumpster. The round plastic top is what "scratches" your back. It's simpler and safer than some of the tools with "fingers and finger nails" made on them. The dowel handle could be improved with something rubbery (comfortable feeling) maybe?


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July 17, 20150 found this helpful

Thanks, Mitch, for the bright idea for a backscratcher; I can really use one of these.
Note: When you write "it's," you are writing a contraction that means "it is." Unlike many other instances in our language where you use an apostrophe to show possession, in the case of "it," using apostrophe s, you're indicating a contraction of two words into one. In writing " support the shade in it's box," you're indicating " support the shade in it is box," and clearly that is not what you meant.
Just thought you'd want to know.

July 17, 20160 found this helpful

Thanks teach! My punctuation skills are fairly poor so knowing that I should at least google them before posting I know. I can imagine it must bug you to see those things much the way it does me to hear the new nationwide 'nascar grammer' vogue like RAISE IT UP, CONSOLIDATE IT TOGETHER, INSERT IT IN, etc, etc.



July 19, 20150 found this helpful

For the "rubbery feel of the handle" just dip it into Color Guard from Loctite. I have used it for my industrial tools since the mid 80's, and many still have the original colorful rubber. All you do is dip the handle in it, pull it out and let it hang for a minute or two.

You can get it from

Nowadays there are also various copycat rubber coatings available.

For the long handle you can get a 3/8" dowel, and epoxy it to a shoe-horn from the Dollar Store.
Have FUN!


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