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Wheel Barrow Restoration

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Project by dorran posted 12-10-2012 01:55 AM 3976 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 12-10-2012 01:57 AM

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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#2 posted 12-10-2012 02:03 AM

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 12-10-2012 02:07 AM

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 12-10-2012 02:08 AM

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

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#5 posted 12-10-2012 02:42 AM

Now thats a well-done refurb! Great job !

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

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#6 posted 12-10-2012 03:35 AM

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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#7 posted 12-10-2012 04:22 AM

Good looking new old wheelbarrow.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#8 posted 12-10-2012 05:46 AM

It needs flames!

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#9 posted 12-10-2012 06:07 AM

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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#10 posted 12-10-2012 06:25 PM

better than new ,great job

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#11 posted 12-10-2012 07:24 PM

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…

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#12 posted 12-10-2012 10:23 PM

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.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#13 posted 12-10-2012 10:41 PM

great restoring

Dennis

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#14 posted 12-10-2012 10:42 PM

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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