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Project by Ted78 posted 330 days ago 591 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got tired of dragging yard waste, mulch etc around on an old tarp, and too cheap to buy a wheelbarrow, so the pile of pine 1×4s in the basement got turned into this. The wheel was cut from a bit of scrap plywood. Maybe if the thing holds up I’ll make a wheel out of pine boards just to keep with the theme. The axle is made from an old piece of steel rod that was laying around, only because I did not have an appropriate sized wooden dowel. The box part does not overhang the handles at all as in most wheelbarrows, so it’s capacity is a bit small for a wheelbarrow, but it simplified construction. Very simple, designed on the fly, and just nailed together, but so far it’s serving it’s purpose.

-- Ted





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stefang

11824 posts in 1837 days


#1 posted 330 days ago

Looks good. It wasn’t so long ago that all wheel barrows were made similar to this. At least it won’t rust if you use galvanized nails.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 330 days ago

Where there’s a will there’s a way. Nice job.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 329 days ago

Interesting…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 325 days ago

It looks good and sturdy and if it works, it works. Well done!

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Ted78

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#5 posted 325 days ago

Thanks for the comments everyone. With any luck I’ll be hauling some produce out of the garden with it it a few months.

-- Ted

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