More recycled wood at work as a Billy Cart

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Project by robscastle posted 12-30-2013 07:48 AM 3113 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You may have seen this Billy Cart mid year posted with something else I had done as a Blog because it was not finished.

Its well and truly finished now, gone to the Billy Cart Races and is back home again

The wood work I made from recycled pallets, and the metal parts painting was done by the father of the owner.

Kind of a joint project between a wood worker and a metal worker !

Once I had the basic design completed it went back and forth between our homes as final product was completed.

On the Starting Ramp.

It had to conform to the specifications for design to be able to be entered in the Carindale Billy Cart Championships.

Some other entrants.

On the day we all had fun running the cart but did not take out any major prizes.

Stacked it a couple of times but we all had lots of fun

At the end of the day Mathew was presented with a medallion and the final shot is of him and his proud Dad as we packed up ready to go home.

-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 07:55 AM

well you dont see that every day and pillet on top of that.great job

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 08:52 AM

Nicely done Robert. Kids love those homemade cars.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 12:07 PM

Super nice and gr8 moments and memories. Luv the brake lever

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 12:44 PM

Absolutely fantastic! I really enjoyed the sorry about the uild.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 01:48 PM

That’s awesome, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 01:55 PM

and somebody says who is the proudest father in the world? happy new year to everyone

-- bambi

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#7 posted 12-30-2013 03:44 PM

What a fun project.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 12-30-2013 05:03 PM

Wonderful design. Reminds me of an upscale pinewood derby from my boy scout days.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#9 posted 12-31-2013 03:41 AM

Brings back fond memories of my childhood, but my trolley was no where as flash as that.
Magic job between you both.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 01-01-2014 01:14 AM

hi im the driver thax 4 ALL THE SOPORT

-- Regards Robert

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#11 posted 02-10-2015 09:06 PM

I just noticed the above comment,? it doesn’t seem to able to be removed so,

Not sure what glue I must have been sniffing but it should have read:

Thats Mathew the Driver and thanks everybody for all the support!

-- Regards Robert

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