Front axle

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Project by lizardhead posted 01-21-2018 09:22 PM 2004 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I previously posted a photo of my 20 Mule Team Wagon. I was not happy with it, so I redid it all. My next project will be a rear axle assembly, the finally I will build the wagon box. I do consider each part a different project because each one is a stand alone artistic piece. Such as it were. I will try to include photos of the process on the rear axle. As I said previously the scale is approx. 1:5 as the real Wagon is 16’ long and mine is 40” not including the long tongue. The wheels are 19” high. It is constructed of White oak, aluminum and steel. The process caused the making of 11 jigs so far. The finish is Danish light oak. The second photo is of David Engels Coach. He was commissioned by the U.S. to build an exact replica of the 20 Mule Team Borax Wagons and the water tanker that followed the 2 wagons. I have spoken to David extensively about details not seen in his videos. You can also see his complete build on YouTube.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#1 posted 01-21-2018 09:26 PM

I am also trying my luck at a blog on this site. It is called 20 Mule Team.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#2 posted 01-21-2018 11:57 PM

I love your eye for detail. Beautiful..

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#3 posted 01-22-2018 02:45 AM

Very interesting. I look forward to the rest.

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#4 posted 01-23-2018 07:43 PM

That sure is s cool axle. maybe I’ll be up to see it now that I am in Arizona.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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