Introduction: Garden Scooter
Use for weeding garden
Step 1: Tools and Materials
16 three inch sheetrock screws
(4) 4x.5 inch carriage bolts
.5 inch drill bit
Step 2: Picked Up During City Cleanup Week
I pulled an old mower from the curb for the wheels. An old 2x4 and a 2x6 scrap
Step 3: Cutting to Size
I cut the 2x6 to two feet long, cut the 2x4 into (2) two foot sections and (2) 2.5 inch pieces.
Step 4: Assembly
Before assembly, drill your bolt holes on the ends of the 2x4's. I drilled my holes 1.75 inches from end and 1.75 inches from top. In retrospect I should have drilled the holes 1.25 inches from bottom for additional .5 inch of ground clearance, oh well, might do it anyway later. I put the braces 6.5 inches in from the ends. Bolt sizes are .5 inch, so you will need a .5 inch drill bit. Entire frame was screwed together with 3 inch sheetrock screws.
Step 5: The Wheels Go On
This was my only expense. You will need (4) 4 x.5 carriage bolts, (8) .5 inch washers, and (4) locking nuts. This ran me $2.60 from the hardware store. Bolt through outer washer, through wheel, through 2x4, through washer, through nut.
Step 6: Final Assembly
If you want to paint it or make it sporty, do it before the final assembly.
Step 7: Now Go Pick Some Weeds.
Easier to push yourself backward than forward when weeding your row. Perfect for the older gardener.
Step 8: Follow Up
Look what some paint will do.
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