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Forum topic by ralbuck posted 08-17-2016 12:13 AM 422 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2016 12:13 AM

Topic tags/keywords: salvage special cedar drill-driver scroll saw drill press miter saw clamp sander shaping scrollworking joining woodburning rustic

Made from 99%+ salvaged materials, even the screws on this one!

Oldest daughter -in -law wants wheelbarrow planters.

Finished first one today, 2nd is about 1/4 done.

This is just over 4 feet long and will be in Lynnwood WA on a deck. Wheel is cut on scrollsaw then sanded to cure screw-ups for a better round. The wheel is actually 8 pieces of wood.

The angle that seems to work for the handle spread is just a touch over 5 degrees.

The handle ends are rounded of by hand with an 80+ year old draw-knife! I sharpen it with a small diamond file set.
Just follow the angle of the blade and keep the backside flat!

Torching is done wth a small propane torch at a fairly high flame—and all fires are extinguished immediately!

Yes, it is actually on fire a few times.

-- just rjR

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#1 posted 08-17-2016 12:23 AM

Looks terrific! but why did you post it as a forum topic? Why not post it as a project?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#2 posted 08-17-2016 12:31 AM

Hi Ralph. I agree with Tooch…...It would be a great project Post!!!!!

Something about Wheel Barrow Planters. Always very appealing.

Well Done!!!! Regards,


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#3 posted 08-17-2016 12:40 AM

Sorry==Pilot error!

Should be in a project

YUP==I hit wrong key; due to my in-excellent typing skills!

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#4 posted 08-17-2016 01:00 AM

Love it, A little time & effort and no other costs BUT the rewards will be priceless….TOP JOB!!!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 08-17-2016 02:29 AM

Great save on used materials Ralbuck

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#6 posted 08-17-2016 02:57 AM

Pretty cool!

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#7 posted 08-17-2016 10:11 AM

All ready for the flowers.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 08-17-2016 04:43 PM

Great job

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#9 posted 08-18-2016 12:25 AM

Great lookin’ planter … been on my bucket list for a while now … could be that you have started the great wheelbarrow build off?? ... Hmmmm, cedar fence boards from the big box ??

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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