Wheelbarrow + Jig #117

Wheelbarrow Plan

Wooden Wheelbarrow

 

Plus Bonus – Bandsaw Circle Jig

This wheelbarrow is a fun practical project that will offer a few challenges to build. In order to make the front wheel for the wheelbarrow you will need to cut nicely rounded circles. To help you accomplish the perfect circles I have included a circle cutting jig for use with your bandsaw. No bandsaw –no problem cut out the circle with a jigsaw and fair a smooth circle. I used 2 pieces of ¾” plywood laminated together to make-up my wheel material, however any material that is 1 ½” thick will do the trick. The cut-outs in the wheel look great but are totally optional and serve no purpose other than make your conversation piece look cool. I just drilled holes and cut away the bulk of the material and then routed them smooth with the use of a MDF template and a flush trim bit. The side frames and the leg extensions of the project are 1 ½” thick for strength. I used spruce / fir to keep the costs down. If you want to make the Cadillac version you could use and 8/4 hardwood such as oak. I have provided a template which you can enlarge to a 1:1 to make it easier to match the curves. The actual shape of the curves is not crucial as long there is a flat area to secure the barrow portion to the side frames. The box of the wheelbarrow is assembled with a version of a lap joint. The trickiest part is getting the correct angles when cutting your locking slats, but every project needs a test to keep you on your game. Overall the wheelbarrow is a simple yet useful project with a minimum number of components and a few challenges along the way. Have Fun! Bruce

If you are interested in ONLY the circle jig (Plan #30) you may purchase it HERE

 

WB PDF Plan #117 ………….   Just $5.95


Wheelbarrow PDF

Sketchup File #S-117 …   Just $6.95

Sketchup

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Wheelbarrow Bundle #PDSU-117 ……   ONLY $9.03


Wheelbarrow Bundle

Now get out there and put your new Wheelbarrow to use! 🙂
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