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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-22-2021 03:42 AM 609 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was asked to make some wheels to replace the 4” wheels on this laundry cart because the 4” ones were too hard to push in the gravel. The wheels are 1” wide and 9” diameter with 8 holes to match the rear ones. They are made from mesquite and painted gloss black. I thought I had a close up of the wheels right after I turned them but I can’t find it.

The cart moves very easy in the gravel with 4 9” wheels!!

Cheers, Jim

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





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#1 posted 02-22-2021 03:51 AM

Nice upgrade Jim! Bigger is always better when it rolling over rough stuff!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 02-22-2021 03:51 AM

Now that’s got to be a winner, HotRod laundry cart.

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

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#3 posted 02-22-2021 03:55 AM

hmmm….... made from wood huh jim? just messin with ya.nice soloution.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 02-22-2021 04:21 AM

Snazzy!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 02-22-2021 06:49 AM

I love those jobs Jim, bet you made your friend happy.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 02-22-2021 08:10 AM

Okay. I’ll be the douche bag in the room.

Why on Earth do you need to push laundry across gravel? (My question does not detract from your masterly application of your skills to address a problem. It just wonders why that particular problem exists. I mean, the size of the basket doesn’t indicate that putting the laundry in a bag and carrying it on the shoulder would be too off-putting. Soooooo…) Don’t get me wrong, Jim. They’re lovely wheels. I love you, man.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 02-22-2021 12:21 PM

Nice solution

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 02-22-2021 02:36 PM

Looks as good as new. Great solution to a pesty problem. I’m always surprised how well wooden wheels hold up. And you even put grooves in the wheels. Nice job Jim.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 02-22-2021 03:46 PM

Thank you all for the comments on these wheels.

Hi Mark. They only go a short distance on the gravel, but the lady knew I could make them and she wanted it to roll easier so I’ll try anything once. It took me longer to find a 3/8” rod for the longer axle than to turn and drill them!! Heck, I’d make square ones if they asked for them!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 02-22-2021 04:40 PM

Nice, Jim! But don’t make square wheels. Make triangular ones. One fewer bump per revolution that way! ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#11 posted 02-22-2021 08:30 PM

You must be the neighborhood “go-to” guy for everything Jim! A real class act.

At least now when I ask the guys behind the counter “latex or enamel” for the figured cherry I just bought, I can tell them “but Jim uses just plain old black on his mesquite turnings” 8^)

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#12 posted 02-23-2021 03:55 AM

Thanks Dave and Bruce!!

Hi Bruce. I do get a lot of requests for stuff to be made in the shop. I don’t post most of them but I did spend a little time on the lathe with these so I put them out there.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 02-23-2021 03:13 PM

Very good replacement….Seeing thsat I would definately change all four…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 02-24-2021 01:06 AM

Thanks Ivan. With all the dust here, they will soon all look about the same!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 02-24-2021 11:13 AM

Great wheels Jim…Very well made and the Mesquite must be a good tough timber . I understand the concept of the wheeled laundry trolley as we use them in Australia. We put the basket of laundry on the trolley and wheel it out to the back yard and hang the washing on the line to dry. Then wheel it in again.

Regards…...Cliff.

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

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