Shovel Assembly

Part model Picture


A simple shovel. This assembly is broken up into 3 parts: the tip of the shovel, the handle, and the rod that connects them. The rod is a simple 1.5 inch diameter extrusion. The deformation on the shovel tip was accomplished using the Deform command in Solidworks. Started with a flat extrusion, then applied a point deformation slightly off center of the spade. Then used a surface push deformation to get the bend in the spade that leads to the connection point with the rod. The transition from the deformed spade to the portion where the rod connects is done by using a loft, the transfer for which you can see if looking at the individual shovel tip part. Also used a freeform deformation to create the grips in the handle.