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Project by jack1 posted 04-18-2009 05:07 AM 2354 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fun project made from plans, wheels and axles from By Gone Workshop. I’ve made a bunch of them and they are always people pleasers. This is the more expensive set at about $80 for the wheels/axle last I bought them. The plans are clear and easily modified if you wish. I like plugs and screws but other joinery works too. Be sure to by fairly straight wood to avoid warping. Use Thompson’s mixed with your favorite stain to get a neat weather resistant finish. These are great for fund raisers loaded with potted plants or lined with plastic, ice and your favorite beverage!
I’ve also included two of the other projects from this company. All of these designs are well received.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!





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#1 posted 04-18-2009 06:17 AM

Thats great I will put that in my idea box

-- GO DAWGS!

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#2 posted 04-18-2009 01:40 PM

Jack -great timing. I just reread Tom Clancy’s “As the Crow Flies” all about the “biggest barrow in the world”. A wonderful read.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#3 posted 04-18-2009 05:58 PM

Looks great Jack

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#4 posted 04-18-2009 10:00 PM

Nice cart Jack.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 04-20-2009 11:30 AM

Looks great, Jack. I just finished three of the wheelbarrows from ByeGone. One for the wife, and two for my daughters. I used pressure treated lumber thinking they will last longer in the outdoors. I am going to try my hand at a wooden wagon wheel for the next one.

One problem I’ve run into on the iron wheels is, if you roll it across cement driveway or garage floor, it grinds the paint off. Have you had this problem?

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#6 posted 04-21-2009 08:06 AM

Yes. I imagine that’s what happened with the original ones too. I suppose they could be coated with something. The projects from there are neat to do and people just really like them. I once made three each of the regular wheelbarrows at once (Large and Small) and found that it was not only easier and faster but, they came out better somehow. I think it’s the repetition once you’ve set up to make a part you do it for all of them and you get into the rhythm or something. We had a church fund raiser and they all went!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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thelt

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#7 posted 04-21-2009 12:14 PM

I agree. I built the last two for my daughters and did them at the same time. Did all the cutting for both and then started assembly. One thing I did different was to use a tapering jig for the rear legs and the ramps under the bed. made it a lot faster. And they all came out the same.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#8 posted 05-05-2009 06:20 AM

Very nice and useful too : )

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jack1

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#9 posted 05-06-2009 12:13 AM

Yeah, you can pack a whole lotta beer and ice on this bad boy!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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