wheel barrow out of ash

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Project by branch posted 03-02-2015 10:34 PM 1354 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a wheel barrow that a customer order for his sons birthday
his son is 9 years old he wanted it to be strong and to last for a life time
so it made it out of ash as it is a very durable and has long grain
the wheel is also ash with a steel rod through the centrer to run on
it is finished with 5 coats of tung oil there is 40 euro worth of timber
in it it took me 10 hours to make it had fun making it
and i got 165 euro for it and a very happy customer
and i am very happy also for i got some more orders
for 3 more from some of the Customers friends
all comments welcome good or bad


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#1 posted 03-02-2015 10:39 PM

Wow! That looks pretty solid. I could see that lasting a long time. Good build.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 03-02-2015 11:23 PM

Looks great Mate,
Very sturdy and well designed. It should last a life time.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 03-03-2015 01:31 AM

His son will fun with it for many years to come and maybe his son too.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#4 posted 03-03-2015 10:10 AM

Hi nice work
wanted to make one of these for a while now, was thinking of using Douglas fir. Did you use plans to make it?

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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#5 posted 03-03-2015 08:38 PM

thanks for your comments
scottishbob i did not use a plan
my father used to make dung barrows
for our farm yard so i just did it out
or my head Douglas fir is a bit soft
it would soak in to much water in winter and swell up and shrink in summer
and not last very long i made one using
fir and it only lasted one year
hope this is helpful

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