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My Version of a "push wagon"

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Project by Alexander posted 05-24-2011 02:38 AM 996 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This push wagon was made for my Grandson’s first birthday. He had just started walking the week before.

The wagon is made out of pine and finished with Spar Urethane.

The wheels spin free on 1/4-20 hex bolts. I put more thread on the bolt to allow a jam nut to keep the wheel off the side of the wagon and the wheels ride on the unthreaded part of the bolt. The spokes are cuts into the face of the wheel on the table saw.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.





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terrilynne

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#1 posted 05-24-2011 03:15 AM

Too cute. This will be a keepsake for sure!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#2 posted 05-24-2011 03:24 AM

nice

now if you can get him
to load it up
at the end
of a good play…...

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Alexander

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#3 posted 05-24-2011 03:50 AM

Mom and Dad do the loading but Kaden is good at unloading!

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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#4 posted 05-24-2011 06:33 AM

Nice work John!! Bet he will love it ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 05-24-2011 04:58 PM

You sure do some real nice work with that laser. I have always wanted one of those ever since I saw one at the Atlanta woodworking show. You have a wonderful shop.

-- 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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Alexander

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#6 posted 05-24-2011 05:28 PM

Thanks helluvawreck but I don’t have the money for a laser. The holes were drilled on the drill press and what could not be drilled was cut with a jig saw. I did round over all edges but the bottom so as not to have sharp edges. I added some holes after the wagon was put together and had to make sure I had enough room to get the router in to round over the edges. I think the hardest part was knowing what was the next step. Without plans it was guess as I went along. More time should be allowed as the finish was a little tacky when I took the wagon to the party.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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#7 posted 05-25-2011 02:20 PM

My son would love that! Great work!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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#8 posted 07-24-2013 01:32 PM

nice job !

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