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Dovetailed wagon in wormy chestnut.

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Project by LyallAndSons posted 06-17-2014 06:37 AM 864 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Dovetailed wagon in wormy chestnut.
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I’ll add a few more pictures soon but I’ve made several of these for craft shows this year. Cherry, maple, walnut, and chestnut have outsold pine and poplar 3 to 1 so far.

The Chestnut had so many worm tracks (and my saw REALLY needs to be filed and set) the saw followed the track in a few places leaving some gaps in the dovetails. Nothing too bad but they’re there if you know what you’re looking for.

I have a few curly hickory scraps that will make a nice wagon or two as well. I tried a couple wheelbarrows and it was a swing and a miss! They were awful but they sold the first weekend! Guess you never know.

-- Lyall & Sons Woodsmiths...Custom handcrafted woodwork since 1989





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ptofimpact

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#1 posted 06-17-2014 11:27 AM

Very nice, did you use plans?

-- Pete in NC

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LyallAndSons

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#2 posted 06-17-2014 11:49 AM

Thanks pto. No, I couldn’t say the last time I did use plans on any project. I just kind of let the stock tell me where to go on small stuff like this. I just get a rough idea in my head and run with it. At times, design changes are made on the fly. If you want to make one shoot me a P.M. and I’d be happy send you some measurments

-- Lyall & Sons Woodsmiths...Custom handcrafted woodwork since 1989

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RussInMichigan

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#3 posted 06-17-2014 12:30 PM

Shane,
Really nice.

Is this wagon a planter? From the image I don’t see how it could be functional.

Thanks for sharing it.

Russ

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LyallAndSons

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#4 posted 06-17-2014 03:26 PM

Russ,

Thanks for the comments.

Its really just a dust collector to be sold at craft shows. I do make some in Cedar with stainless steel screen bottoms (lined with a piece of landscape fabric) to be used as outdoor planters. The first round I made for SWMBO had galvanized wire bottoms and it left black stains on the bottom of the wood. If anyone makes these, use stainless ONLY. I buy it at Lowe’s but I’m sure most hardware stores stock/can order it for you.

Even though the outdoor wagons are made of Red Cedar, I still spray several heavy coats of Spar Varnish to help protect the piece. The customer lines the bottom with stones and adds their own potting soil.

-- Lyall & Sons Woodsmiths...Custom handcrafted woodwork since 1989

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hunter71

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#5 posted 06-18-2014 10:57 AM

Neat little wagon.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 06-19-2014 01:19 AM

Multi purpose item is good way to meet everyone’s neeeds

-- Norman

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#7 posted 07-04-2014 10:46 AM

That’s a fine looking wagon you’ve built sir…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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