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taraking

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04-28-2016 01:14 PM

Hi,I’m a newbie! Looking for help to build a Candy Cart for my daughter’s wedding. I have no building skills at all!!! so looking for major help here please. Any help would be much appreciated.TIA


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#1 posted 04-28-2016 02:04 PM

A few sheets of 1/2” Birch Plywood, some 1×4 or 2×4, wood dowels for axles, fabric, paint, glue, screws, a circular saw, jigsaw ,drill and a compass to layout wheels. Decorate in the color of the wedding.

Not a first time project unless you have a few months. Look around your local area for wood workers guilds or craft guilds. The local woodworkers store is a good place to ask. Does your local highschool or trade school have a wood shop. I am sure a student would not mind making some money to build one.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 04-28-2016 05:18 PM

I imagine you’ll be wanting to hire the job out if you have no experience. If you post your location and some pics and/or links to something along the lines of what you’re looking for, you may get better response. Best of luck and welcome to the site!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 04-28-2016 05:53 PM

Thanks so much Kenny & Chris for your reply.I’m kinda hoping to do it myself….ok except for the wheels,was thinking along the lines of bicycle wheels?? Chris your photo looks great! I Love it but maybe a bit advanced! Wood shop say they will cut the wood for me but they want a cutting list…..which is where I’m stuck,pic I’m showing looks doable :) Greetings to you both from Ireland!
https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/o6cuxpw.jpg!

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#4 posted 04-28-2016 05:58 PM

Can you use sketch up?

The cart is pretty simple. No drawers maybe shelves on the far side.

Wheels can be cut with jig saw out of a piece of plywood.

-- Chris K

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#5 posted 04-28-2016 06:30 PM

MMmmm No Chris don’t know how to use sketch up…..

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#6 posted 04-28-2016 06:32 PM

I sent a PM to you. How soon do you need this? I might be able to get a cut list in a couple of weeks. Do you want more like I pictured or what you found? What you found would be pretty easy to build. What are the over all dimensions? I would still cut the wheels from plywood or a 1X glued up.

-- Chris K

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#7 posted 04-28-2016 07:14 PM

I replied your PM Chris *Smiles

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#8 posted 04-28-2016 07:36 PM

ChrisK I am so thankful for all your help…thank you so much.

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#9 posted 04-29-2016 02:25 AM

Looks like Chris stepped up for you :). Hope it works out well for ya! Be sure to give us some pics when you get it done.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 04-29-2016 09:53 AM

Hey Kenny,Yes Chris was very helpful, but I’m feeling a bit dejected this morning…I just can’t get a handle on the cutting list. For example,how do I get it to collapse for easy transport.? Could I use stair spindles for the canapoy part? what size should the cart actually be?
Should I make a frame first & then add sides….?
I have tried to get someone to make it for me,but am told the job is too small :(
as the song goes ’’I think I’d better think it out again’’ smiles

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#11 posted 04-29-2016 12:14 PM

Good day,

You should be able to use stair spindles. Screw the spindles to the top and the bottom so you can take it apart to travel. Use at least 2 screws in each end so it will not rotate. If you can use carriage bolts it will be stronger, but you will need to drill through the 2 parts being attached and it may not look as good as a screw.

I use deck screws here for these types of things. You can use the side skirt of the candy area to screw the spindle to.

I would start looking at 700mm wide by 950mm long, make the areas that will be for the candy trays about 860mm from the floor.

What have you found for wheels?

-- Chris K

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#12 posted 04-29-2016 06:49 PM

Found nothing on the wheels Chris.I tried a few bicycle shops today asking if they had anything,but they want me to buy the whole bike lol…..I’m trying to keep costs down,so I will keep looking!

I also went back to the wood shop,& if I’m honest they really weren’t very helpful,told me they were too busy to look at the photo & calculate what was needed,so all in all I’m back to sq 1…long weekend here in Ireland,so I wont make any headway until Tuesday at the earliest

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#13 posted 04-29-2016 09:52 PM

Try contacting a local cycling club for wheels, those people go through wheels at an alarming (to them) rate.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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