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Project by jack1 posted 04-29-2009 08:21 AM 3487 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These wheelbarrows are are fun to make take-offs from a plan by Bye-Gone Days. These particular pieces are about 36” long by 13” wide and about 18” tall. I use figured or birds eye kd pine, screws and contrasting plugs and finish with a combination of “MinWax” Cherry and “Thompson’s Waterseal”. They make super wheels and axles and are the friendliest people to deal with. I’ve made these and the larger vendor carts/wheelbarrows for quite a few years. They really are a great project when you are asked to donate for a charitable fundraiser. The church we go to has an annual “Sunday in the Country” with a great brunch followed by games for the kids, bake sales, door prizes as well as live and silent auctions. As a bonus, I’ve always had 3 or more requests for the offered or similar project and sometimes other furniture. After you’ve made your first one and want to make more, I strongly recommend that you build two or three at a time to take advantage of time/motion savings you get by utilizing your set ups for more than one unit.

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





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thelt

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#1 posted 04-29-2009 12:12 PM

Those look great! I have built three of them and I can see where you changed ‘em up a bit. I like the changes. I think I’ll try some of your changes on the next ones.

-- 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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Russel

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#2 posted 04-29-2009 03:26 PM

Pretty slick. The Mrs. has been looking for something like this. Do you have a web address of where you got the wheels and axles? I can’t seem to find ‘Bye-Gone Days’.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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#3 posted 04-29-2009 04:45 PM

Keep those projects rolling.Good Job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bamasawduster

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#4 posted 04-29-2009 07:08 PM

Russel, here is URL: http://www.byegone.com/story.htm

I have a set of axles and wheels just in Waiting for my next opportune moment.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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Russel

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#5 posted 04-29-2009 09:32 PM

Thanks Gary.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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woodsoldier

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#6 posted 04-30-2009 01:02 AM

Very nice. We like them for sure. Nice job

-- Retired from Active Duty

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 04-30-2009 02:20 AM

Nice wheekbarrow, Jack.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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rosewood

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#8 posted 04-30-2009 03:20 AM

Hi Jack1,
Nice one, its refreshing my mind when i was a kid, After you’ve made your first one and want to make more, I strongly recommend that you build two or three at a time to take advantage of time/motion savings you get by utilizing your set ups for more than one unit.
yes it happen to me a lot.

regards.

rosewood.

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#9 posted 05-05-2009 06:24 AM

I think I might have to try these before too long . Very nice project.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Karson

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#10 posted 07-26-2009 04:39 AM

Nice looking wheelbarrow.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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jim1953

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#11 posted 07-26-2009 04:45 AM

Great Lookin Wheelbarrow

-- Jim, Kentucky

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