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Vintage style wheelbarrow/planter

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Project by ralbuck posted 05-26-2017 03:28 AM 1362 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from “rescued cedar, at least mostly. I had to buy the 2 by 2 for the handles.

Length 46 inches, wheel diameter is 11” and the box length is 20’ at the bottom. the box is 10 inches deep and 12 inches wide.

Screwed and glued construction.

A light torching for effect and then let nature beautify the cedar. They are more work than they look like as I have to work around the material that I have. I seem to make at least $0.25 per hour on these. That makes them one of my more lucrative projects. I give away more than I sell.

They are fun and always seem to be well received too.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-26-2017 03:29 AM

Very well done sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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rctomps

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#2 posted 05-26-2017 04:45 AM

Very nice, that would look great in my backyard.

-- Rob

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#3 posted 05-26-2017 05:55 AM

It’s such a nice planter to see in someone’s yard. Very beautiful woodburning addition.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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hunter71

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#4 posted 05-26-2017 10:19 AM

Good thing the money is secondary. Exactly why I don’t sell at shows. Nice job man.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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oldrivers

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#5 posted 05-26-2017 10:31 AM

Very Nice Vintage style wheelbarrow/planter that looks Great, well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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dansnow

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#6 posted 05-26-2017 10:51 AM

Nice Job!!

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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ronstar

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#7 posted 05-26-2017 11:40 AM

Very nice! Torching looks great too. and just in time for planting season.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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crowie

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#8 posted 05-26-2017 11:59 AM

Yes, Often making a beautiful wooden creation is mainly for the love of the timber…nice job sir!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Tooch

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#9 posted 05-26-2017 12:10 PM

That’s an awesome project. I would be happy to make $.25 an hour… I find that most of my projects require me to buy more tools, so I’m always losing money

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 05-26-2017 12:23 PM

You did a wonderful job on this wheel barrow. It looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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rockmolsen

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#11 posted 05-26-2017 12:45 PM

Nicely done – add some flowers and take another pic

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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Porchfish

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#12 posted 05-26-2017 12:59 PM

At the rate you are progressing you will be able to claim something few of us manage to achieve, a self sustaining shop. I keep telling myself that balancing income and expenses is not the end game when you are doing what you love…..you should see my wife frown at that…. Keep working my friend…..goodon’ya…...Oh and that is a good looking wheelbarrow planter !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 05-26-2017 01:19 PM

Super job. My wife and neighbor would love this in their yard. I may have to show them. Nice work.

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

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bushmaster

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#14 posted 05-26-2017 01:20 PM

The weather must be agreeing with you, as you are full steam ahead. You do great work, work for me and I will double your wages.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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luv2learn

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#15 posted 05-26-2017 02:41 PM

What a great project. Nicely done!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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