Old red wagon rides again

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Project by theoldwoodworker posted 06-07-2012 08:45 PM 1208 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Recently I refinished a wagon made by my father-in-law way back in the 70’s. The wagon frame work for the wheels is all metal welded at each joint. The wheels are solid rubber and are mounted on metal hubs.

I sanded all the parts. and repainted the body of the wagon red. Then I sanded and sprayed the wheel hubs and other framework for the wheels with a chrome rust paint.

I then added the rail assembly to the wagon. The rails are 1/4” Red Oak and the stiles are White Oak. I finished the rail assembly with several coats of General Finishes outdoor varnish.

The wagon now sits at my son’s house where my Grand Daughter will use it for the next little while.

Its a family heirloom, made by Grandpa Kuntz and updated by Grandpa Bowern..

-- See you in the Workhop!

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 11:43 PM

Great job on the refinished wagon , and a great story. Job well done.

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#2 posted 06-08-2012 01:41 PM

Great job on the refinishing, it is what grandfathers are good at, and when we are lucky we get a hug from
the grandaughter.

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

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#3 posted 06-08-2012 01:52 PM

You did a fine job on it. It’s beautiful.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 03:40 PM

I need to make one of those heirloom things. lol

nice job on the refurbishing.

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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