Christmas wagons

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Project by Roz posted 12-22-2008 12:13 AM 2446 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow Jocks,
I’ve been quite for a while but with good reason. I have been repairing rotten seals in my house caused in part by the “professional” roofer I hired, who made some modifications to the roof line over my back poarch while I was still living in Chicago land.

This is like a previous submission, but there are a few changes that make this one worth posting. I managed to turn out a couple of wagons in time for Christmas. They are made from old Coca-Cola crates. The axles are fashioned from blocks of 2×4 and the handle and pull assembly are made from Red Oak and Mop handles that outlived the business end. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I’ll have pics of my house repairs soon.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#1 posted 12-22-2008 12:36 AM

Those are wonderful !! Could you please tell me where you got the wheels and axles ? Are they lawnmower wheels? Ive got 7 or 8 of those old crates myself (mine are Pepsi though ) and Ive got a couple of young ones that would absolutely love one of those wagons!!

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#2 posted 12-22-2008 01:28 AM

You are right they are lawnmower wheels. I got mine at Lowe’s. I think you can use any old sort of wheel. I did one for an old friend who took it to a auction and the wheels came off an old dry goods store scale. I think Grizzly has some good in expensive wheels. I clear coated the boxes and took the dividers out. I lined it with 1/2 birch. I made a pattern for a bracket that made mounting the little wooden rails easy. I guess I should have explained all that in the beginning. The barckets and rails are made of what ever I had laying around. One is fur and the other is Red Oak. The axle is just a lag screw set into the wooden block. I used a 1/2 inch by 6 inch lag screw with flat washers at the front and back of the wheel. The wheels have bearings pressed into them. the front swivel is a 5/16×5” Carrige bolt with a self locking nut and flat washer riding in a recess on the bottom of the axel block.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#3 posted 12-22-2008 01:33 AM

Very sweet well done .I think kids will love these for years to come.regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 12-22-2008 01:49 AM

I love those. I now know what I am going to do with the old Pepsi crates I have. I guess I’ll have to make a Coke wagon for my wife.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 12-22-2008 02:52 AM

Those are instant classics! I love them!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 12-22-2008 10:01 PM

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