What the Hoopachoo .... Holy !&$% Wood is expensive!

The trailer build is on hold for a bit.   

 


 

I knew wood prices had increased but it's ridiculous.   The wheel itself will not be needed until the next demo.   Purchases for assembly are purposefully delayed.   Hopefully the price for wood products will come down a bit before then.   

Yikes!!!!

5/25/2021

Double Checked the dimensions of the kickwheel and spindle.   We will be building a new kick wheel frame and the trailer deck.   We will be reusing the wheel that we cast last year.  It's a heavy sucker and it's going to fill in a good bit of the trailer.  I confirmed there is enough room and the weight will be centered over the axel. 

We will be loading clay, water, and other bits in the front so the towing balance will be correct when on the road.  

 
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Drawing is nearly finished and certainly complete enough at this point to use for construction.

I have yet to draw the frame but it will look very similar to this one.
https://www.instructables.com/Potters-Kick-Wheel/

We may decide to make a bench or use a seperate seat.  That is not determined yet

Gwen asked for a splash gaurd so I'll add that as well.  She may have some ideas about that would simplify what I need to install.  I'm not to worried about actually constructing or fabricating that bit yet.



I'll annotate the drawing with dimensions and construction comments before this next weekend.

 


 

The Memorial Day Weekend begins the build!

 

 

5/18/2021

Continuing to work with the drawing.   
Probably have what I need to start the build but I'll fill in the rest just to make it complete

5/11/2021

I'm doing a CADD workup of the trailer.   

Making a model of the trailer build may seem 'fiddly' but it will actually be VERY helpful.   

We can test ideas and try things and all it costs is a little time.   After you get some of the intial dimensions nailed on the drawing it actually goes pretty fast.

5/9/2021

Started working on the trailer project.  

Measured trailer to make a working drawing for the project.
Made this website/blog to organize the project and show progress.

Added reference photos and web links for some homebuilt kick wheels.  You can find that in the links section to the right.

This Kick Wheel in particular has elements that Gwen and I both like.  

 

 

5/9/2021 part 2

Noticed that the trailer did not have the little caps that go over the bearings.  Already ordered and on the way.   Probably the cheapest part of the build.  :P   (They only cost a few dollars.)