|Project by hunter71||posted 10-19-2011 07:29 AM||2616 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I am back on L/J’s web site. After many months away I will now be a continuing part of Lumber Jocks community.
I am now working under very difficult conditions and am very limited with tools. [See my blog ” Woodworking in Afghanistan”]
I have not been idle though. Here are 3 of my Horse Drawn wagons that have come from my little bench. Everything is 100% hand made, no kits. I do import some of my lumber from home though and with no lathe I have to rely on my son to turn things for me.
The wheels, like my tractor wheels are all made on jigs I made and I can make about any size I want. The wheels in the first picture are wrapped with copper. Every wagon and a different axle system and breaking system. Extensive research has taught me that wagon makers form the 1800’s had specific ideas that they incorporated into their wagons. Obviously large wagon making companies followed standard procedures, but they are not what I seek when looking for new ideas. I like to incorporate these old timers individual thoughts. More to come soon.
-- A childs smile is payment enough.