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Wheel Barrow Restoration

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Project by dorran posted 579 days ago 1775 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

$10 for an old wheel barrow. I hated to spend $28+ for new handles so I made some out of some old barn wood oak. Shaped with drawknife. Plus I added some stainless steel bolts.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.





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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 579 days ago

Nice job on the restoration. It looks like you even sprayed Armor-All on the tire!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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TexasNick

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#2 posted 579 days ago

Nice job on the wheelbarrow restoration Dorran.

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 579 days ago

Boy I hear ya’ on this one! We all appreciate this one, and probably most of us have been there as well. Keep up the good work!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 579 days ago

Nice work, hard to tell it’s not brand new in the 2nd pic.

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 579 days ago

Now thats a well-done refurb! Great job !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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StephenSchaad

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#6 posted 579 days ago

Great work. I need new handles on mine… rusted out… I might replace them with some cedar or something? I’ll prob never get to it though. haha

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Scott

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#7 posted 579 days ago

Good looking new old wheelbarrow.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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Cellulosespinner

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#8 posted 579 days ago

It needs flames!

-- Once in a man's life you should have a good dog, a good horse and a good woman. The trick is to get them all together at the same time

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MonteCristo

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#9 posted 579 days ago

A labor of love I would say, but still a satisfying result no doubt. The legs and struts looks surprisingly strong so, even though wheel barrows are dirt cheap these days, the new ones aren’t as beefy as yours i.e. would be hard to find a new one as strong.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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eddie

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#10 posted 579 days ago

better than new ,great job

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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dbhost

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#11 posted 579 days ago

Great restoration! You put a lot more work into yours than I did mine. I just tore it down, sanded and re-poly coated the handles, sanded wiped down and painted all the metal and then slapped it back together. My main point was keeping it from rotting away…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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ralbuck

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#12 posted 579 days ago

AS an experienced operator of that piece of torture equipment; ours always had an extra coating related to use behind livestock!

Could not tell what colors ours had been!

Great job on a torture device!

Ask any OLDER farm boy; about the tiorturepart.

-- just rjR

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Dennisgrosen

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#13 posted 579 days ago

great restoring

Dennis

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madts

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#14 posted 579 days ago

Great job. Just because it is old does not mean it is for the trashcan.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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