|Project by farmerdude||posted 10-16-2013 10:07 PM||1208 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
This is an old wheelbarrow that belonged to my grandfather. It was on the farm when my father and I started milking cows. The wheel wouldn’t stay on so we got a more modern wheelbarrow to replace it. Not a lot of spare time when farming, so this one got left laying around and the cows totaled it ( I swear a small herd of cattle could destroy a bulldozer if given a little time). I told father I wanted to fix it up someday, and lo and behold, twenty some odd years later, he showed up at my place with this pile of pieces. I made the handle out of Hemlock for strength, the other parts are Pine. I didn’t replace everything because I didn’t want to make the whole thing new. The paint job was tough for the same reason. As soon as the paint was dry I used it to put in some firewood, and was not gentle so it would dent up some. All in all I guess it doesn’t look too bad, and it got saved from extinction, so mission accomplished. All comments welcome and thanks for looking.
-- Jeff in central Me.