Have two 5-6 cu ft wheel barrows, each with a broken handle. I don't have appropriate hickory, but do have several 5" X 5" X 10' rough cut ash.
Would ash be reasonably strong/durable for making handles? I'm suspecting so, since ash is used for baseball bats. It's been a long while since I've looked at the ash, but I suppose there is some straight grained stuff among the 5Xs.
For the subject purpose it'll work well...
For major leagues, maple has supplanted ash (I saw somewhere a few years
ago that like 75% of MLB players were using it)...it's harder but still
"light enough" that can make a bat that can swing and the harder surface
results in higher exit velocity than ash...but I've also seen that
recently birch is making inroads and has been tested in summer leagues...
Louisville Slugger isn't even the dominant manufacturer in ML's any
Is nothing sacred? :)
On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:34:44 AM UTC-4, Sonny wrote:
Just a suggestion...
When my wheel barrel sh*t the bed, I decided to try something a bit little
more suited for us older folks. I love it as does SWMBO. I love it even
more when SWMBO loves it instead of calling me to help.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
They come in all sorts of sizes and durabilties.
On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 4:24:14 PM UTC-5, DerbyDad03 wrote:
One of the few I made for Mom. There was a whale model, also.
I gave a few to the Master Gardeners for their fund raisers, also. Sold like hot cakes.
Just a thought...
Do you need two wheel barrows? Cannibalize one to fix the other?
I just cannibalized a wheel barrow with a broken pan to fix two... my
brother's and my father's. Handles to one and the tire to the other.
On Friday, April 19, 2019 at 1:39:01 PM UTC-4, Sonny wrote:
Hate to harp on it, but it seems to me that if he is going to use a
wheelbarrow to move those slabs around, he really should consider a
two wheeled unit. Balance becomes a non-issue, which is the main reason
that I like mine.
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