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Horse Drawn Wagon Series

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Project by hunter71 posted 10-19-2011 07:29 AM 2047 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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Splinterman

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#1 posted 10-19-2011 10:02 AM

Nice attention to detail….goog job.

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#2 posted 10-19-2011 10:51 AM

Nice job on them.

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

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#3 posted 10-19-2011 03:19 PM

Great work, very nice!! Love the detail.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 10-19-2011 05:40 PM

Nice looking wagon!!!! I would say you have done your research. The wagons look like perfectly scaled
models of the real thing.
Mike Littlecope recently in his just for fun series showed off some books from Eric Sloan, that you might
find very interesting for your research. These are old out of print books that he said are still available on
amazon. I’ve attached the link here so you can look at it. The books he mentioned are way down in the thread.

Part # 54

http://lumberjocks.com/littlecope/blog/series/1880

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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