Little wheelbarrel

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Project by hairy posted 08-12-2015 02:03 PM 1240 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This should do okay for dinner rolls, fruit, candy, or a place to put things when you empty your pockets. I wanted to show it with something in it to show scale. I didn’t have any fruit or candy, I had green beans.

I left a handle on it as long as I could for something to hold onto or put in a vise. I used a forstner bit in a DP, then hand tools to scoop out the barrel.

This will be a gift. Ergonomically, this would be terrible if it was full size. I just made it up as I went.

Mahogany frame. Walnut barrel and wheel. Dowel pin axle. Rattle can spray poly. 12” x 6” x 6”

-- My reality check bounced...

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#1 posted 08-12-2015 02:10 PM

Very Nice looking!

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 08-12-2015 02:17 PM

Looks like those green beans are fit for a giant. Nice work.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#3 posted 08-12-2015 03:20 PM


-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#4 posted 08-12-2015 03:54 PM


You always surprise me on what you make. Great job

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#5 posted 08-12-2015 10:27 PM

Just love these pieces of yours hairy :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 08-12-2015 10:36 PM

Love it! AT the first picture I thought it was only 2” or 3”, but the piece sitting on the workbench and on the table show it’s bigger than that.

Hey, at least you used fresh green beans, and didn’t open a can ! :-)

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#7 posted 08-12-2015 11:32 PM

I like it. I don’t think you’re gonna get too full by eating that fine lookin wheelbarrel full o beans. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 08-13-2015 05:17 AM

Hairy, Great imagination. It looks very nice and appealing to the eye!!!! Good Project!!!!

On Wednesdays you could put one of your “Buttered Scones for Tea in the Barrow”



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#9 posted 08-13-2015 01:45 PM

Hairy, that is a cute little thing. I love it. It will be a great eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 08-13-2015 02:32 PM

cool and fun,nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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