|Project by hunter71||posted 12-24-2011 01:31 PM||1916 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Another wagon from Afghanistan. Again with a different braking system and steering design. These wheels are also a different size. The jig I designed allows me a lot of freedom in making my wheels. Copper treads are for being pretty and not likely used by our ancestors when they crossed the continent a century ago. The copper wrapped vertical ribs are for looks also. The brass nails in these vertical pieces do nothing for support, just looks. They are cut short and CA glued into the ribs. The box is full of little pots, pans, jugs and things. I see I did not have the water barrel sitting on the side, but I show the XXX barrel under the bed. Most likely that was deemed a necessary part of a cattle drive. I am home for the holidays now and Betty will assist me in making the cover. Red cedar for most of the wagon, poplar wheels and spokes are 3/16” poplar store bought dowels. All materials shipped from home.
-- A childs smile is payment enough.