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Wheelbarrow (on the cheap)

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Project by Tyler Moseley posted 10-31-2011 02:54 PM 1375 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a wheelbarrow to move a yard of sand out of my pickup and around the corner to the chicken coop I just built. (to follow). I don’t really use one enough to justify spending $100 so I threw this together in Sketchup, bought a wheel from Harbor Freight and a 5/8” threaded rod from Lowe’s and used the scrap wood from the coop. $25 later I have a great barrow. and the sand was a breeze.

-- Measure Twice, cut two, three times, plane, join, sand, coat, sand, coat, sand, coat, buff, wax, polish, brag. It's a process.





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#1 posted 10-31-2011 03:09 PM

Nice looking wheelbarrow, and I like the way you have your apprentice getting trained as a driver. Keep him
involved, in a few years he might surprise you. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 10-31-2011 05:21 PM

Great job, and great helper.
That one is better then most I’ve seen in the stores!
(and keep feeding that young fella what comes from that coop and he’ll be bigger then you in no time!) lol
Nice work !

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#3 posted 10-31-2011 05:36 PM

Very creative

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#4 posted 11-02-2011 03:22 AM

Practical and well built!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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