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Project by jeffswildwood posted 10-28-2017 11:01 PM 724 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know, it’s not really garden wagon time of year, but some projects just need done. I was approached by a friend who found a wagon in a yard sale. It needed repaired and she actually wanted a matching wagon. The problem is the person who made it originally has since passed away. I did all the repairs to the original, (pic two) and made two more. One to match hers and the other I added some of my touches. Basically the same only a little round over of the wheels, handles and rails.

This project got me to thinking that a wood worker has passed but his work lives on. It was nice to honor his memory by repairing his work and keeping his design alive. My Son did the photography and added the fall theme and our gray cat April joined in on the fun. Thanks for looking.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".





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#1 posted 10-28-2017 11:49 PM

Nice work, Jeff. I like the idea of building one to match and then doing one with your own touches.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 10-29-2017 12:17 AM

That’s a wagon train if I’ve ever seen one. Looks like a perfect match. You should use one as a beer wagon by putting the letters on it. LOL. Great job Jeff.

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

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#3 posted 10-29-2017 12:22 AM

Nice projects and thoughts, Jeff.

-- God bless, Candy

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jeffswildwood

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#4 posted 10-29-2017 12:32 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone. Dave P, just some “trim” I thought it needed. But I did make both stronger. The older one uses nails, the new ones have screws and dowel pins. Everything hidden. Dave D, Thanks buddy, I may have to build it bigger for the keg. LOL. Candy, just some thoughts. In the past ten years or so I have made (and sold) a LOT of projects. Many I have no idea what became of them. I have to admit, when I go to yard sales and junk stores I wonder if I will run into one. In bad repair and for sale. Someday someone might find one and copy my designs.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 10-29-2017 12:34 AM

Very nice!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 10-29-2017 12:36 AM

Great job! Made me smile!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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jeffswildwood

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#7 posted 10-29-2017 12:58 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. Jerry, I appreciate it. Tony, this is one of those projects that made me smile also.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 10-29-2017 01:59 AM

That is really cool

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#9 posted 10-29-2017 07:11 AM

Wow! They are absolutely fantastic. I like autumn colours. They could be great as gift.Beautiful project indeed!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 10-29-2017 09:24 AM

very nice work !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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oldguy2

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#11 posted 10-29-2017 10:12 AM

Nice design. and I can think of a few places to use this. I will make some patterns and get them ready. Thanks

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Alongiron

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#12 posted 10-29-2017 12:12 PM

They are really cool! Great work! I am trying to get a since of the size of these..can you share with me that info? Again very nice work! Steve

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#13 posted 10-29-2017 12:53 PM

Wow! These beautiful garden wagons are real eye catchers and will be great accents for the yard.

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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jeffswildwood

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#14 posted 10-29-2017 01:25 PM

Thanks for all the comments everyone! Hoss, glad you think so, I really like your tractor seat stools and bluebird houses. Both are awesome. Ivan and steliart, thanks guys, I appreciate that. oldguy and Alongiron, right now all my measurements are hand wrote on a clipboard, I’ll try to get a set of plans drawn in autosketch. When I do if you would like a set, I’ll be glad to share. In the mean time it measures 12.5”X9.25” including the side rails at .5” each and the 15 degree tilt on the front measured along top side rail. Wheels are 7.5 across. Front, back, wheels and handles are .75” thick. All rails are cut 1.25” wide, .5” thick and .5” between them. Hope this helps a bit. Charles, I’m glad you like them.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#15 posted 10-29-2017 03:18 PM

Very cool Jeff. Nice work on the repair and on putting your own touch on it. Would look great by my mailbox for the fall. Guess I’ll have to copy it! :-))

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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