New Horsless Carriage

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Project by piper posted 09-22-2008 11:38 PM 2788 views 15 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New Horseless Carriage

This is my new gas saver. Actually just trying to get more exercise for my shop partners, Weezer and Ding. This is quarter sawn Red Oak I used strap iron and conduit for the metal parts. This has taken me a month to build but has been a lot of fun and a real learning experience. My dogs get excited every time I get the harness out. The neighborhood kids and my wife love to go for rides.

-- piper

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#1 posted 09-22-2008 11:47 PM

I’m not very good at math or physics for that matter… How many dog power equals one horse power?

-- Never pet a burning dog...

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#2 posted 09-23-2008 02:25 AM

That is awesome!

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#3 posted 09-23-2008 03:01 AM

Seriously one of the best projects I’ve seen on this site. Very innovative.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#4 posted 09-23-2008 03:46 AM

Did you have plans? I really need to build one of these. I need one with very good brakes —see my buddies to the left . . . . can you share more details???

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#5 posted 09-23-2008 04:01 AM

Neat, I think my Yorkie would like one.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#6 posted 09-23-2008 12:00 PM

i wouldnt even think of turning my cat loose when i saw you comeing down the street in that ! lol what a ride that could be ! lol that is very cool ! nice work

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 09-23-2008 02:41 PM


How do you steer them?

This is sled dog country, & boy! do the dogs love to pull a sled.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 09-23-2008 02:56 PM

I know its the first dog buggy ever made but it is the first one I have ever seen.

Now that is so cool.

The young lad and I took a pair of child skies and wacked together a sled that the dog pulls in the winter/spring. Mostly to pull back the maple sap for maple syrup…............after looking at your buggy I dare not post the sled

Nice work

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 09-23-2008 04:11 PM

no plans I just just had pictures of a meadow brook goat cart from england . had to rebuild it several times until I got every thing were it fit right. With 200 lbs on the seat there is only 1 pound of weight on the poles. the dogs really love to pull I have to settle them down to get them in the harness. I am going to have a custom cart harness built by an Amish tack maker we have in the area to make it even easier for the dogs

-- piper

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#10 posted 09-23-2008 04:33 PM

Makes me wish I had a dog, ......... almost.

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#11 posted 09-23-2008 05:43 PM

I love it!! Absolutely fabulous! I real need one of these, the kids would love it

Thank you for sharing

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#12 posted 09-23-2008 05:46 PM

My Yorkie would like to be the driver of that carriage.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#13 posted 09-23-2008 11:45 PM

that is too funny. what a great idea. when i was a kid our dog would pull us on a sled, but this is a whole new way of doing things

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#14 posted 09-24-2008 06:44 PM

Nice job! Thanks for the post. Our Beagles would be great at this UNTIL they saw a rabbit or a squirrel. ;-)

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#15 posted 09-24-2008 07:15 PM

awesome! That looks incredibly ridiculously fun.

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