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Shop Organization: Wheelbarrow Mounts

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Project by DSnyder posted 08-13-2011 07:45 AM 12904 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My frustration level from moving around and tripping over yard tools finally reached a point where I had to do something about it. A few scraps of plywood, a couple pieces of hardwood, and a few drywall screws can go a long way towards shop organization!

-- “I am a soul. I have a body.” Lloyd C. Douglas





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CharlesAuguste

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#1 posted 08-13-2011 01:42 PM

Well done!!!

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#2 posted 08-13-2011 03:00 PM

simple & effective great idea !

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

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#3 posted 08-13-2011 05:23 PM

So does the top bracket slide at all like a latch? Hard to tell from the photo. I saw it and thought of a channel that wing nut or something similar would ride in, that you could loosen, or tighten to allow the wood to move out of the way to remove the wheel barrow, or to hold it in-place against the wall. Do you have to wiggle the bottom out and under the catch? I just can’t tell. Good idea.

Or maybe it’s loose enough turn sideways to allow the wheel barrow to come away from the wall?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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DSnyder

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#4 posted 08-13-2011 07:08 PM

The top bracket just pivots on the center screw. It’s a long wood screw with a straight shank at the head. I simply rest the front “pan” of the barrow on the bottom supports, tip it up to vertical, and rotate the latch 90° to close it.

-- “I am a soul. I have a body.” Lloyd C. Douglas

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#5 posted 08-13-2011 08:14 PM

Makes sense. Like I said: I have a tendency to over-complicate things. This is so much more straightforward. Thanks for the info.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 08-14-2011 12:41 AM

:-) we all know were it hurts falling over the whelbarrow …. LOL

god job …........... now you just have to remmember to use it :-)

Dennis

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StumpyNubs

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#7 posted 08-14-2011 05:45 PM

What the heck is a wheelbarrow doing in your woodshop, son? Throw that thing (and the gas trimmer next to it) out back with the bicycles and boxes of family photos- this is a MAN’S SANCTUARY, not a GARAGE!

Good idea, though…

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#8 posted 05-03-2014 08:31 AM

Patent pending? However, bookmarked it to make a personal copy. :D
Many times, the most simple ideas are the best. And yours is one of these!
Thanks a lot for sharing!

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