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Wheelbarrow (on the cheap)

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Project by Tyler Moseley posted 995 days ago 1257 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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Bluepine38

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#1 posted 995 days ago

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 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Woodwrecker

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#2 posted 995 days ago

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 !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#3 posted 995 days ago

Very creative

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 994 days ago

Practical and well built!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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