Last week’s wheelbarrow making class with Peter Ross was a great success. And a lot of fun.
First everyone spent a day moving my firewood around, so they could learn the proper use of a wheelbarrow. (I’m mostly kidding.)
My mentor Curtis Buchanan took the class, which was really wonderful.
“I’d like to go home and make another wheel,” Curtis said on the last night. I offered him some wheel wood the next morning as he was loading up, but he’d come to his senses by them. Once a chairmaker, always a chairmaker.
Peter Ross brought a couple forges and everyone made brackets for their wheelbarrows.
We cooked the tires in a fire…
…and hammered them onto their wheels….
…then quick, before it catches fire….
…quench the tire in a vat of water.
Texas chairmaker Blake Loree even got his wheel mounted and took his son for a test drive.
All done! (thanks to Roy Underhill for the photo)