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Project by Monte Pittman posted 04-21-2012 07:41 PM 1326 views 13 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago I decided to make one of these for our yard. As I was setting it out a gentleman pulled in and offered to buy it. Decided I can do this. 32 wagons later I still don’t have one in my yard! LOL :-)

By the way, yes I need to mow my yard.

Thanks for looking.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.





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#1 posted 04-21-2012 08:08 PM

Monte that is just to cool. i would buy one .your yard is ok need to see mine sometimes,how did you make the wheels they look like real wagon wheels ,wagons ho loved wagon train probable before you time an old tv show great job on the wagon

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#2 posted 04-21-2012 09:22 PM

This is terrific. Really love this project.

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#3 posted 04-21-2012 10:02 PM

That is a great project. Could you explain how you make the wheels.

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#4 posted 04-21-2012 10:22 PM

e 3 years of trial &error. They are made with 1×8 treated lumber. They are 3 layers thick. The 2 outside layers have 8 pieces each cut 12 inches long & 1-3/4 inches wide. Ends are cut at 22-1/2 degree angles. Should form a circle. Spokes are 14 inches long. All cut with a mitre jig on table saw. Inner ends are cut with 15 degree angles so they fit together in the center. 7 inch rounds on each side of center. I let the spokes stick through the hub initially. Put down the first ring and put your spokes in place. Cut spacers to fit between spokes to form middle layer.glue, nails & screws hold it together. Cur tips off any spokes sticking out. Sand and round rim edges. That’s the basics.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 04-21-2012 10:33 PM

Good work Monte, I like your design. After 32 I guess that makes you a wagon maker for sure

-- Ray,Iowa

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#6 posted 04-21-2012 11:26 PM

You are my hero Monte. I’ve always wanted an old wagon from back in the west. I’m gonna have ta make me one, one o these days. Thnx for the inspiration. Is this life size, or yard decor size? Thnx in advance

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 04-22-2012 12:22 AM

Lawn decor. It has a 6 foot deck.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 04-22-2012 12:49 AM

Monte my friend, That is just too cool. Your description of building the wheels sounds interesting. I’ll bet they got easier after the first 100! Now you need to get a couple of ponies and take that to town.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 04-22-2012 01:35 AM

Neat, I like making wagons too, mine are just smaller.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

#10 posted 04-22-2012 03:50 AM

I want one Monte that is great and would sell here.

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#11 posted 04-22-2012 03:52 AM

I agree this is too cool, great job.

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#12 posted 04-22-2012 11:31 AM

nice wagon Monte, and thanks for your wheel plan.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#13 posted 04-22-2012 12:45 PM

I love it. I always wanted to make one but the spoke, hub and axle connection always seemed like it would be the biggest problem. Do you have something made for the hub or am I over thinking it?

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Monte Pittman

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#14 posted 04-22-2012 12:55 PM

Because it is not intended to be moved a lot, the axles are just 1/2×8 lag bolts. The round on the wheel is 7 inches. So I make one 5 inches & drill an 1-1/2 hole in center to go around the head of bolt. The a 4 inch round to cover up the hole.

I have a bunch of these to make, so I’ll try to take pictures & post a blog for it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 04-23-2012 05:02 PM

My great granpa made wagons like this one , for family members. This brings back memeries of my childhood playing in my aunts yard. She had a cast concrete libery boy at the front of the wagon.
I have all ways wanted to build some to replace the ones that have long wasted away.

In memery of my GREAT GRANDPA

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