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    A good job well done. I did something similar to a concrete encased barrow I was given, possibly a bit more difficult removing the encasing concrete....... hammers and grinders
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    Who'da thunk? A Heirloom wheelbarrow for your kids. It looks good for another 25 years, no sweat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    I did take mine apart a couple of months ago, but used Linseed oil on the handles then painted them with some leftover brown oil based paint after that dried a bit. The inside was sprayed with some leftover red spray paint. I never did get to the outside. I have another one that I rescued from my sister's trash pile that still needs new handles made. One of the small locust trees in the pasture might be used for that.
    Now that's the spirit! Handles milled from timber taken from your own land! A true restoration putting my feeble attempt to shame!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Scheuer View Post
    Who'da thunk? A Heirloom wheelbarrow for your kids. It looks good for another 25 years, no sweat.
    Who knows, maybe the kids will use it to haul my cremated ashes into the woods in 25 years or so (if I make it to 90).
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    Quote Originally Posted by phiil View Post
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    Shortly after the death of the rebel Simon de Montfort in the Battle of Evesham, August 1265, he became regarded as a saint for many, particularly the dispossessed.

    In the Miracula de Symonis de Montfort, written a very few years after, it lists:

    A civera (i.e. a wheel barrow, whose name reflects civaderium, a measure of oats and barley) using which a man who lived near the Fleet Bridge in London, transported his wife, who was afflicted with dropsy (oedema), to the shrine at Evesham, where she experienced a miraculous cure.

    Go, Saint Simon.

    London to Evesham is about 100 miles. Say, a fortnight, wheel-barrowing your wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    Shortly after the death of the rebel Simon de Montfort in the Battle of Evesham, August 1265, he became regarded as a saint for many, particularly the dispossessed.

    In the Miracula de Symonis de Montfort, written a very few years after, it lists:

    A civera (i.e. a wheel barrow, whose name reflects civaderium, a measure of oats and barley) using which a man who lived near the Fleet Bridge in London, transported his wife, who was afflicted with dropsy (oedema), to the shrine at Evesham, where she experienced a miraculous cure.

    Go, Saint Simon.

    London to Evesham is about 100 miles. Say, a fortnight, wheel-barrowing your wife.

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    Faced with another 100-mile wheelbarrow ride, I might have experienced a miraculous cure, myself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    Shortly after the death of the rebel Simon de Montfort in the Battle of Evesham, August 1265, he became regarded as a saint for many, particularly the dispossessed.

    In the Miracula de Symonis de Montfort, written a very few years after, it lists:

    A civera (i.e. a wheel barrow, whose name reflects civaderium, a measure of oats and barley) using which a man who lived near the Fleet Bridge in London, transported his wife, who was afflicted with dropsy (oedema), to the shrine at Evesham, where she experienced a miraculous cure.

    Go, Saint Simon.

    London to Evesham is about 100 miles. Say, a fortnight, wheel-barrowing your wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Who woulda thunked a wheelbarrow thread would provide so much education?
    On the WBF? The amount of knowledge here is absolutely astounding & it's a rare thread where I don't learn something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Within these hallowed pages has been posted many grand threads on boats, cars, motorcycles, trains and airplanes.
    I'd like to introduce a new first in the annals of Bilgeness.

    Last week, while bringing in some firewood, I noticed that my 25 year old wheelbarrow was getting a bit wobbly. It seems that the nuts and bolts had to be tightened up. Being bored with no winter boat building project going on, I couldn't just leave it at that. Within a half hour, I had the whole thing dismantled.
    Attachment 28394

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    The frame/handles were all weathered gray. With my power planer, I took off a very thin layer to reveal fresh wood. Teak? I'm not sure. It has an oily feel.

    Attachment 28396

    Mustering all my skills, I sanded down the tub. It received a coat of primer and two coats of green paint left over from my fantail launch. The handles received three coats of Sikkens Cetol Marine Teak finish. I refastened her with galvanized bolts.
    Good God!

    I posted a Thread on here a few years ago http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...es-it-send-out. You either missed it or refuse to accept the excellent advise given there. You should be ashamed of yourself, and if you had to "Muster all your skills" to do that I would advise that you consider enrolling for Evening Classes.

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    Chippie, If you can't find anything nice to say, then say nowt.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Chippie, If you can't find anything nice to say, then say nowt.
    I hope he was kidding. He had to be, no?

    If not - then Chippie, you need to look at Rich's fantail launch build thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    I hope he was kidding. He had to be, no?

    If not - then Chippie, you need to look at Rich's fantail launch build thread.
    Chippie has been in a grumpy negative place on a couple of threads recently. I am concerned that all is not well at home, and that and the season is getting to the old codger.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Either Chippie is being sarcastic or he is yet unfamiliar with my sense of humor.
    The thread was meant indeed to be folly, as the title suggests. A bit a fun on a silly subject.
    A respite from other more serious bilge fare.
    Chippie, I bid thee well this fine morning. (and I'm not being sarcastic)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Chippie has been in a grumpy negative place on a couple of threads recently. I am concerned that all is not well at home, and that and the season is getting to the old codger.
    Yep - I've seen that. This wonderful thread was so obviously tongue-in-cheek that I can't believe anyone could take it any other way though.

    As far as Rich's launch goes, another post of a pic can't hurt:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Yep - I've seen that. This wonderful thread was so obviously tongue-in-cheek that I can't believe anyone could take it any other way though.

    As far as Rich's launch goes, another post of a pic can't hurt:

    Now THAT is an ugly wheelbarrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Yep - I've seen that. This wonderful thread was so obviously tongue-in-cheek that I can't believe anyone could take it any other way though.

    As far as Rich's launch goes, another post of a pic can't hurt:

    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Now THAT is an ugly wheelbarrow.

    Peace,
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    And with the way that the wheel is mounted it will only go round in circles.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    If we can keep this thread alive until I get home again in the New Year, I'll post pictures of my wheelbarrow rebuild.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    And now, Bilgemates, for possibly the first time on any online forum, I'd like to introduce my finely restored wheelbarrow, ready for another 25 years of hauling firewood, dirt and gravel.
    For the purists, I'd like to point out that only traditional methods were used in this restoration. Only oil based finishes and NO epoxy!
    Ain't she a beauty? Now I only have to come up with a name.

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    you could use it to rob banks and call it Clyde Barrow 🙂

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    Repaint.

    Name Barrow White. Baby.

    Peace,
    Yep. Smooth And Groovy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Now THAT is an ugly wheelbarrow.

    Peace,
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    Yes! That gives me a great idea! I can slap a couple of handles on the launch, bolt a wheel to the front and make it a barrow boat!
    Come to think of it, there are dinks out there that have that feature for launching and retrieving on a sandy beach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Yes! That gives me a great idea! I can slap a couple of handles on the launch, bolt a wheel to the front and make it a barrow boat!
    Come to think of it, there are dinks out there that have that feature for launching and retrieving on a sandy beach.
    You need that Harry Bryan one. Ladybug? Oh, that cute little lapstrake wheelbarrow thing. Haha. Perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    And now, Bilgemates, for possibly the first time on any online forum, I'd like to introduce my finely restored wheelbarrow, ready for another 25 years of hauling firewood, dirt and gravel.
    For the purists, I'd like to point out that only traditional methods were used in this restoration. Only oil based finishes and NO epoxy!
    Ain't she a beauty? Now I only have to come up with a name.

    Attachment 28397
    Put some caulk around/under the bolt heads and she would make a dandy coracle.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    UEA does a "Pimp My Barrow" charity event....
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    Did you bed the bolts in mastic?
    Just, finding the waterline might be problematic otherwise. I'm not even going to mention fifty two hundred.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    I love it! A wheelbarrow rebuild thread!

    OK - we need 3 pages on how you install the new rubrails & (mostly) why you're doing it wrong...


    Now that I think about it, other questions abound. What'll it get for bottom paint? Bootstripe? Where do you source TrueTemper logos? Shouldn't you be using bronze hardware to prevent galvanic corrosion when hauling manure (hey, this is the bilge)? Interior coating: we have a vote for truck bed liner, but why not a super slippery teflon coating for easier dumping? Finally - power - it ain't sail & it's ain't oar, or electric, or gas or diesel - what other options are there?

    Wait a sec! The wheel! Galvanized? Aluminum? Epoxy coated steel? Tire: grooved, all terrain, bias, radial, do you fill it with nitrogen (bonus points available here)?
    I only thought I would join in the fun and adopt the character garret has cast me in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippie View Post
    Good God!

    I posted a Thread on here a few years ago http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...es-it-send-out. You either missed it or refuse to accept the excellent advise given there. You should be ashamed of yourself, and if you had to "Muster all your skills" to do that I would advise that you consider enrolling for Evening Classes.

    Your words not mine. I did insert quotation marks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Chippie, If you can't find anything nice to say, then say nowt.
    Thanks peerie for making those explanations necessary, without your comment I wonder if my post would have been accepted in the spirit was intended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Did you bed the bolts in mastic?
    Just, finding the waterline might be problematic otherwise. I'm not even going to mention fifty two hundred.

    Oh rats! I forgot the mastic to bed the bolts. Looks like I might have to install a bilge pump. Manual or should I install a shelf for a battery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Oh rats! I forgot the mastic to bed the bolts. Looks like I might have to install a bilge pump. Manual or should I install a shelf for a battery?

    I'm thinking a hard dodger/bimini to hold solar panels and mount the battery below the tub...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Oh rats! I forgot the mastic to bed the bolts. Looks like I might have to install a bilge pump. Manual or should I install a shelf for a battery?
    Birdsmouth handles/lift pumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Yep - I've seen that. This wonderful thread was so obviously tongue-in-cheek that I can't believe anyone could take it any other way though.

    As far as Rich's launch goes, another post of a pic can't hurt:

    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Now THAT is an ugly wheelbarrow.

    Peace,
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    I could use a wheelbarrow like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
    I could use a wheelbarrow like that!

    Jeff C
    Terrible wheelbarrow. Ghastly.

    Mind, it’s a very fine BOAT. But, c’mon, we’re talking beasts of burden, not pleasure yachts.

    I always tell my daughter she’s my worst son. Hahaha. She is, in all fairness, pretty lousy as a son. Probably the best daughter ever, though.

    And, yes, the two lines ALWAYS go together.

    The sons? Both horrible daughters. Hahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Terrible wheelbarrow. Ghastly.

    Mind, it’s a very fine BOAT. But, c’mon, we’re talking beasts of burden, not pleasure yachts.

    I always tell my daughter she’s my worst son. Hahaha. She is, in all fairness, pretty lousy as a son. Probably the best daughter ever, though.

    And, yes, the two lines ALWAYS go together.

    The sons? Both horrible daughters. Hahaha.

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    I'd be very surprised indeed if your kids weren't fine people, given the character of their father.

    When it comes to Rich's launch I'm a huge fan(tail). I think I've read his build thread more than any other thread on the forum. If I was any more green with envy you'd have to stand me up in the front room, wrap me in colored lights, throw some tinsel on me, and stack presents under my feet for Tuesday morning distribution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post


    I'd be very surprised indeed if your kids weren't fine people, given the character of their father.

    When it comes to Rich's launch I'm a huge fan(tail). I think I've read his build thread more than any other thread on the forum. If I was any more green with envy you'd have to stand me up in the front room, wrap me in colored lights, throw some tinsel on me, and stack presents under my feet for Tuesday morning distribution.

    Jeff C
    Hey, she said they’re mine...

    As to the boat? Yeah, sokay. If you’re into that sort of thing.

    Which I am!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Now I only have to come up with a name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osborne Russell View Post
    Wheelbarrow Annie
    OK - now you're saying it should be a steam powered wheelbarrow?
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