Contractor Kurt or the Human Snow Plow?

For several years now, I’ve been pulling a piece of 1/4″ OSB (waferboard) out of the garage to clear the snow off my driveway after a storm.  If the snow isn’t too heavy, it works great, and gets the job done in a HURRY!  What may have taken 30 passes with a regular snow shovel only takes four or five swipes with my trusty sheet of OSB.

This year I cut some handles in my OSB snow shovel near the top using a hole saw and jigsaw.  I also cut about a foot off the width so it’s a little easier to manage & maneuver.  (For REALLY strong human snow plows this step may not be required).  Then I cut the sides at an angle from the handles down, getting rid of the top corners and a little weight.  With these few cuts, my scrap piece of OSB has become a snow shovel on steroids!

Make one of these yourself and you’ll be setting snow removal speed records in your neighborhood.

DIY Material Cost Breakdown

  • 4′ x 8′ x 1/4″ OSB (about $10)

5 Replies to Contractor Kurt or the Human Snow Plow?

  1. john says:

    I love it!

  2. matt says:

    Great idea! But I actually kind of like shoveling the ‘old fashioned’ way for the workout.

  3. Nathan says:

    Do you think this would work on a gravel driveway?

  4. Mike says:

    It is illegal to shovel snow into the street where I live, but I could push it to the side and then quickly shovel it onto the grass.

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