|Project by jjw5858||posted 12-08-2014 10:20 PM||2406 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
Hello friends, it has surely been awhile. Somehow life just moves forward and sometimes projects have to sit. Here is a sort of part one for this fall/winter season. I am hoping for the painted edition to take life in the spring of 2015 when time and weather provides a little more for doing that.
I think to fully enjoy making sawdust for a hobby you really have to be a big kid. What is the fun in having your own small shop with all of those nice tools you have collected without enjoying them. A few months back browsing the internet I saw an old wooden wagon and thought…hmmmm..that looks cool.
So I began my quest to create a wagon that I could actually use as a work horse. This would not only involve woodworking, but metal working as well!
I basically got the idea to make the axels like a kids go cart. 2×4’s sandwiched together with an axle housing relieved by using a hand gouge. Then I picked up some steel rod and hacksawed to my proper length. Drilled some holes to slip in some cotter pins and added some harbor freight wheels!
I made the front axle swivel and the back is a stationary housing. I made it up as I went and rolled the dice..lol.
Everything here was a all hand cut, with a lot of power drill work for building up the pallet. This thing is as strong as an ox and steers very well.
The wood is all box store pine and soon I will protect it with paint, so for now it does stay inside all the time.
All the parts can be unfastened or wrenched lose, so you can fix a tire, adjust an axle, etc. Just an excuse to use more tools…lol.
I got some aluminum and cut out and formed brackets in my metal vice to hold the fences around the body. I had some old angle iron to help shape pieces to attach my handle assembly.
I had a blast making this, and she pulls a heavy amount of tools, timber, salt for snow, topsoil or whatever else I need, so it is a user.
Thanks for taking a peek and I look forward to a fun painting project in the springtime…and I just might have a new shop space to showoff!!
Thanks friends, keep creating!
-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW