Wheelbarrow for Kids

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Project by anobium posted 09-09-2012 11:34 AM 2642 views 14 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For month I wanted to start this project. All I had was the rough idea what is should look like in my head.
A video on what steps and what tools are necessary is going online shortly.
I really enjoyed building it and would be glad to hear that some of you do so and copy the idea.
But here are some images first.

If you have any questions leave me a note and I get back to you.

-- Whoever finds mistakes can keep them. English is a foreign language to me.

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#1 posted 09-09-2012 02:29 PM

Great Design.
This is really cool.

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.

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#2 posted 09-09-2012 03:09 PM

This is a fun and cool wheel barrow .

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#3 posted 09-09-2012 05:01 PM

Very cool! I have a just-turned-2 year old nephew who’s very into tools. This will make an awesome Christmas gift for him.

Looking at your build pictures, my first thought on the axle mount was “that’s overly complicated- why not just drill through the sides and pin the axle in place?”. But on second thought, I can see the sense of your design – no axle stub sticking out to bash into furniture/door frames/wall corners/etc/etc. —very smart!

Is the wheel free to shift side to side on the axle, or is it fixed somehow? I can’t see any pins/etc in the pics.

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#4 posted 09-09-2012 08:12 PM

I wanted it to be very stable and durable so if kids get the idea to give each other rides it would last.
It also allows to change the wheel with simply taking out 7 screws.
Another benefit was that I could try these mounts for fit and didn’t have to worry about screwing it up by
setting the wrong angle on the drill press.

You are right, the way I took pictures the wheel can shift to either side.
The simple solution was a similar to the axle mount designed rings that are left and right of the wheel and secured
into the axle with a screw.
I also have a second version with a 20mm steel rod and specially made locking rings, but that doesn’t look
right to me.

I look forward to see what yours on here some time.
Send me a pm if you need additional pictures or information.
Usually I post the expenses.
Wheel 5€ (6$)
Wood 12€ (14,40$)

Steel Axle 2,70€ (3,20$)
Locking rings 2€ (2,40$)

-- Whoever finds mistakes can keep them. English is a foreign language to me.

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#5 posted 09-10-2012 08:02 PM

very nice design, like it alot

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#6 posted 09-10-2012 08:19 PM

Childhood are the sweetest days!
This should give a sweet memory to whoever plays with it!

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#7 posted 09-17-2012 10:34 AM

really nice mate im going to have to make one for my son he loves wheel barrows. top marks!!!!

-- If i could live in a tree and get away with it i would :-)

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#8 posted 09-17-2012 12:41 PM

Hey Everybody, it took like forever put i finally managed to put the video online.
Neither am I a good actor nor do I speak accent free english but I guess you get what
is necessary to built you own wheelbarrow. If not write me and I’ll help you out.

-- Whoever finds mistakes can keep them. English is a foreign language to me.

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