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How to make a wheelbarrow with their hands: decorative and practical options

How to make a wheelbarrow with their hands: decorative and practical options

In the garden is always busy. From time to time have to move something heavy, and it’s not always good for health. Especially difficult it is for those who are not accustomed to strenuous physical activity. In order to stay in the country a pleasure, not a pain, you need not to carry heavy bags in his hands, and to carry them on a trolley. Garden wheelbarrow made by hand from scrap materials, will be a great helper for construction, harvesting and other works. Moreover, for its construction no special skills or materials needed. Everything you need or already have in the country, or it is easy to buy.

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Option #1 — a solid and simple wooden wheelbarrow

Garden and building the car you can buy in every store. But there is no need to waste the money if you can do it yourself? Blueprints for building a wooden wheelbarrow you will need: the product is simple and does not require significant material expenses. If something is not enough, in the process, you can always buy more.

Council. In the construction of garden wheelbarrows to prefer solid wood: elm, birch, oak or maple. This material will last long and will be reliable in operation. Coniferous better not to use.

Make the mounting frame

From planed boards collect box – based products. Dimensions selectable on the basis of their physical preparation and needs of the economy. In our example, the width of the box is 46 cm and its length is 56 cm.

The box and the wheel will be mounted on the mounting frame, the main supporting part of the car. For its construction we will need two bars with a thickness of 3-5 cm and length 120 cm each. These same bars we will use as handles for the wheelbarrow. At their ends conveniently stick to move the goods across the site.

Construction cars (part1)

It is important to choose the right wood for cars: soft wood more susceptible to rot, more deformed in the process of exploitation and, ultimately, serve little

The bars are laid on the table, connecting the front ends with each other. The opposite ends of the bars extend to a distance of the width of your own shoulders. On the United top ends put the bar of smaller diameter. He is pictured in a different color. It is necessary to delineate with a pencil, leaving the bars of the frame parallel to the line. So we mark the place, where subsequently to the bars will be mounted on the wheel. According to the lines at the bars make a saw cut with a handsaw or a circular saw as shown in photo.

The wheel will also be wooden

The wheel diameter of 28 cm, we also will do out of wood. Take six well-planed planks with dimensions 30х15х2 see Glued them in a square as shown, using PVA glue. Keep under pressure for about a day before the glue dries. On the surface of the square mark out the circle. Additionally, the fastening of the future wheel by screws at the tree. Drilled the wheel, focusing on the external part of the markup. The rough surface of the rim machined with a rasp.

The construction of cars (part 2)

If you do ride to work in the garden, it is best to buy a wheel (metal with rubber tire). But if doing decorative wheelbarrow, better tree that will be

Mount frame and the wheel

Back to the mounting frame. Two bars connected to each other with spacers. It must be installed so that between the front ends of the bars (those that are felled from the inside) fit the wheel. When the width of the wheel is 6 cm, the distance between the ends of the bars must be 9 see Based on these considerations, size of struts, zapilivat its ends and attached to the bars with screws.

For mounting the wheels we need metal stud length 150-200 mm, 4 nuts and 4 washers. All with a diameter of 12-14 mm. At the ends of the bars to drill pilot holes for the studs. Right in the middle of our wooden wheels drill a hole that is slightly larger than the diameter of studs.

Construction cars (part3)

Similarly, the body in a wheelbarrow made of metal is welded to its mounting frame. The basic techniques work the same regardless of the material used

One end of the stud slips into the hole on one of the bars. Mounted on the stud washer, then nut, then wheel, then another nut and washer. Threading the pin through the second beam. Fasten the wheel on the outer side of the bars with washers and nuts. The pin must be firmly mounted on the bars, so tighten mounting two wrenches.

It remains to assemble the finished product

On a upturned box affixed to the mounting frame with the wheel so that the wheel does not touch the boxes. Note the position of the frame on the box with a pencil. Make two wedge full-length box thickness of 5 cm and a width of 10 cm Put them on the pencil line and attach to the surface of the box with screws from the bottom side of the product. These wedges also screws attach the frame with the wheel.

The final stage

Install the left strut, which is rigidly binds together the rack. The car is ready, you can poryt her linseed oil and use in the works

Do backup-brackets to the car was conveniently placed during loading and unloading operations. Select their length such that when installed on them, the box was parallel to the ground. A rigid connection of the uprights provides bar-strut, attached as shown in photos. Remained coating the finished product with varnish so that the car will serve you faithfully for many years.

The use of old cars

Wheelbarrow of wood is a long time to the delight of the owners, but also after the product failure, it is not cluttering up and decorate the area as creative flower beds

By the way, the truck looks quite decorative and can decorate any area, if it is already no longer need.

Option #2 — car metal or barrels

Universal wheelbarrow, which can be used at harvest and the execution of construction works, must be strong. For transportation of cement, sand or gravel is better to use a piece of metal. To make a car too easy, but you will need skills working with welding equipment.

An excellent option could be the cart, welded from sheet metal with a thickness of 2 mm. of the Original sheet going body, after which it welded chassis and handle. Depending on the estimated load on the finished product, for it can be used wheel of a motorcycle, moped or even Bicycle.

To reduce the cost of the product, if it box make, for example, old iron barrels. Better start working with the manufacture of the support structure in the form of the letter «And». It will fit and lightweight metal profile (square pipe). The nasal part of the design is supplied with a wheel, and its response elements will be used as handles.

Ride from the barrel

Typically, these barrels get to their owners «on the occasion» and cost is quite cheap, and the garden wheelbarrow out of the barrel of this iron is light and very comfortable

Half barrels, cut lengthwise, is fixed on the frame. Under the frame you want to weld arc or tube that will play the role of struts. They need to ride found the necessary stability when loading and unloading.

Now that you know how to make a wheelbarrow yourself, you do not have to buy in stores products from China, which last very long.

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