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How to Build a Traditional Farm Wagon or Chuck Wagon
How to Build a Traditional Farm Wagon or Chuck Wagon Author:Fred R Hanson In this book the actual building of a wagon is followed. An entirely new wagon is produced from scratch. The wagon built is a farm/chuck wagon. The farm wagon is built. The conversion into a covered wagon is shown. Then all the chuck wagon accessories are built and added to the wagon. The difficulties encountered while building the wagon are add... more »ressed as best as possible, not left out or passed over.
The wagon produced for this book is a full sized wagon with 44" wheels in front with 52" wheels in the back. A fully ironed running gear, complete with brake system. It is shown and explained how to build a tongue and groove wagon box or a double box. How to build a new box to match the running gear it will go to. The building and fitting of wagon tongues (poles). How to make every part of a farm wagon or chuck wagon is in this book, wood and iron, even the lazy back seat. All this is shown with great detail within 557 pages. Included in the 557 pages are 211 color photos and 278 detail drawings within the text. (Spiral Bound-8 1/2"X11")
There has been no other book like this ever written about building wagons. This is the most helpful book for farm or chuck wagon restoration available. The wheelwright section for wood hub wagon wheels in the book is the most complete and informative there is. Including design and lay out of hubs and how to build them.« less