We’ve seen all kinds of homemade guitars around here, but I don’t think we have ever seen a shovel turned into a guitar before. Check out this this video of musician Rob Scallon as he actually rocks out with his Shovelcaster.
ThinkGeek put on its Armor Outpost cosplay and is selling an officially licensed life-size replica of the ShovelBlade, the weapon from the nostalgia nirvana that is Shovel Knight. The incredibly pixelated toy is made of two sticks and a diamond EVA foam and measures 27″ x 6.75″ x 0.75″.
Way back in 2011 I wrote a little story about a product that was perfect for surviving a zombie horde called the Crovel. That story set off a tirade by several folks about what was the perfect tool for zombie killing and what wasn’t.
This is one of those strange DIY projects that is awesome, silly, and just plain weird all rolled into one. If I were going to spend thousands of hours making an exact 1/16 scale replica of something it would certainly not be a Caterpillar 5230B front shovel.
The Crovel is an awesome looking survival tool and I really want one even though I have no need for a short spade to dig with. This thing may well be the tool best suited for a life on the run from zombie hoards ever invented.