Re: [MedievalSawdust] Carts...
- Thorolfr inn smithr wrote:
> I managed to get it assembled for an event this past weekend. I've addedSo, I was able to correct a couple of issues for an event this past weekend. I rounded the wheels and banded them using pipe hangar strap steel which made it work ever so much better. I hadn't gotten around to dealing with the issue of the wheels turning independently of each other and as a result I have to rebuild my wheels.
> a photo of it at the event to my gallery.
> I learned a few things from making this cart.
> Wooden wheels should be banded, as this helps keep them together. I have
> to reglue one of my wheels and band both.
> Wheels which rotate independently of each other work better than wheels
> which are fixed to the axle.
> Although I didn't get to rounding the wheels, the twelve segmented
> wheels still rolled fairly well.
> A cart makes a very nice addition to a camps atmosphere.
Here is my cart with me taking a couple of people for a spin. Sorry about the slightly blurry photo.
Here is my cart after an enthusiastic young lad took a pelican for a spin. Apparently he tried to take a corner too quickly and since the wheels didn't turn independently, the hub on one wheel was torn apart. Fortunately the rider was uninjured.
Even a broken cart adds nicely to an encampments atmosphere.
As Wile E. Coyote says... "Well, back to the ol' drawing board"