Cal Lane Designer Shovels

By: Alex Covert - Published: Nov 7, 2008 • References: callane and coolbuzz.org
You won’t find these garden tools at your local hardware store. And even if you did get your hands on one, you probably wouldn’t use it to dig or haul dirt. As you can see, these tools have holes in them.

Cal Lane is a welder and artist who cuts intricate, lacy patterns into steel shovels and wheelbarrows using a plasma cutter. Other works include similarly cut gasoline cans, oil drums, car parts, dumpsters, and i-beams.

Photo of Cal Lane from New York Times.