Several surprises/revelations in this video for me. I would have though you would carve the head of the shovel, then attach a handle made from a dowel..thats where my thought process went when considering a shovel. Can you tell us in the next video why you went the one piece route? In the past I had wondered about a reciprocating carver...now that I have seen yours in action, I kinda think I might start saving up fr one of them. I use my dremel knock off some, but I bet I could find a lot of uses for a Fordom or similar carver with bth the rotary and reciprocating handpieces. If only they were cheaper...maybe next year one can be a combination birthday, fathers day, Christmas deal. Catch you in the next video.