16 years ago
I would mention.
One of the things which I like about the Snapper walk mower is that it
combines a side-discharge design with a rear-bag design. In other
words, when working without a catcher, the side chute throws the
clippings to the side, away from the blade, and away from the
operator's face. When using the catcher, though, the rear-bag design
provides for greater maneuverability than a side-catcher does. More
than anything, though, the hole in the top of the deck, combined with
the catcher chute, keep the rear bag from dragging and disabling the
First I cut a hole in the top of the deck of my WalMart mower. I
simply extended the hole which was already there for the side chute.
Then I used my scroll saw to cut a piece of wood for the inside line of
this rectangular hole, next to the engine. This was to bring the
aluminum-flashing "tin" up on that side, and another piece of wood for
the front. On the outside, I had the side of the deck to work with.
Well, to make a long story short, the chute turned out okay. I also
bought a Lawnboy high-lift blade (the Lawnboy shares the Snapper
catcher design). My earlier wire-mesh-covered-with-denim version
worked well, so this one will darned well have to. I have a musical
drumset, two guitars, and a musical keyboard to build hard shell cases
for, so I am just warming up. At the low-end, the cases cost more than
the instruments, so all of that craftsmanship just goes to waste when
the buyer doesn't bother to get a case. I hate to see that work going
Bookbinder's chipboard is also used for low-end hard shell cases for
musical instruments. Bookbinder's chipboard is noncorrugated cardboard.