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  1. #1
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    Organ Cart

    Well I have been wanting to do this project for a long time and seeing as how the problem I was having with Topsy is figured out (I hope) and will be back together soon I figured it was time to get started. So here is the progress so far.

    Panels processed and ready for assembly.Click image for larger version. 

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    These are the wheels and a mock up for cart Click image for larger version. 

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    This is showing the axle after it out. I think its going to look pretty good. Click image for larger version. 

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    Have a ways to go yet but I'm get-n there. Still have to build a drawer and figure out my handle.

    I bought the wheels from an Amish wheelwright and the wood part is just plane JUNK I hope to build my own at some point. I know I can do a better job than that and I have no idea what I'm doing.
    A Turn N Time
    Components for John Smith Organs and the Hobby Organ Builder

    Frog Pond Guitars


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    like the wood wheels jay it adds to the whole look..
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    Thanks Larry I am going to have to do a lot of work to them and they will have to be painted to hide all the defects in them. I was hoping for a natural finish on the wheels but it wont happen just too crappy of a job.
    A Turn N Time
    Components for John Smith Organs and the Hobby Organ Builder

    Frog Pond Guitars


    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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    Looking good Mr. Caughron. That's going to be a mighty fine organ cart.
    It's not what you achieve in life...It's what you overcome!

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    Go cart go good looking start Jay
    Those wheels add 'character'.....or at least that's what I'd keep telling myself.
    Where's the CBG ride?
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

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    Update

    Well I got a little more done on the cart this last week

    Here are the parts for the drawer I used a drawer lock miter to assemble it.
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    Here is the cart body stained and 3 coats of poly along with the drawer

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    Just need to finish the handles and then go to work on the wheels. The wheels are going to take a lot of work before I will be happy with them and will end up being painted do to the Amish crappy work.
    A Turn N Time
    Components for John Smith Organs and the Hobby Organ Builder

    Frog Pond Guitars


    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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    Looking good. I have this project ahead of me. I'd like to have it done by next spring, I hope, I hope.
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    Looking real good Jay the wheels sure dont look crappy to me in the picture. I think its a nice touch having the contrasting wood color for the cart. Surprising Amish did a poor job their work is usually better than most. Love the box and the axle bracket is really cool. I learnt something from that.
    cheers

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    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

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    Can't wait to see how it comes out. Looking great so far
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