Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fixing wheelbarrows...

A few days ago I broke a handle on my old barrow, it was rotten, looked into new handles $84 was too steep for me.
Flopped the load, handle broke.
New for W, $49 from China. She sent it back.
Started to make new handles.
Laminated oak,  from my dad, used gorilla glue.
Took the wood off the barrow.
Cleaned up rust and loose chips of paint.
Drilling holes for bolts.
Handles shaped and sanded.
Last years abandoned nest too close to walkway.
3 coats of Varathane, W's idea.
Back in business.
2nd wheelbarrows (W's) gets a new wheel, flat free.
Good to go.
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  1. Hi Rob!

    I like how you took time to not only save some money but make something better than you could buy. Those laminated oak handles should be stronger than solid wood and last a very long time. They look nice too, you did a great job of shaping them.

    Thanks for sharing this at my party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  2. Really nice blog!
    Greetings from Poland ✿ܓ

  3. Good for you! Much better than new from China for sure. I found you at savvycityfarmer's Thriftin' on a Thursday party.

  4. Hi Rob, I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, a new GFC friend. I would love if you stop by and mine, too.
    Yea, I would have sent the new one back too. They just don't make things like they used to. Way to save the one!
    Thank you for sharing.

  5. Perfect! You can't beat a garden buddy like a wheelbarrow especially if it is well made! Great job repairing it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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