Some tweaker near here likes to leave shopping carts on the railroad tracks.
Trains smash them which does them no good. Usually.
Today however I found one which the train managed to actually improve,
by making it into a tasty little lowboy dolly.
picture: Will Bosworth savors the joy of this wagon's utter smoothness.
Step 1: Wreckage
Someone likes to leave shopping carts on the train tracks here.
Here's the remains of the basket part of one such cart.
Step 2: Skeleton
The rest of the cart looks like this.
Step 3: Cut Off the Front Bracket.
Use a bodygrinder to cut through the welds holding the front bracket on.
Step 4: I'd Hammer in the Morning
I missed some weld, so I beat on it with a hammer til it came off.
Then grind off the sharp stubby welds with the bodygrinder.
Step 5: Gentlemen, Behold!
I have created this... THING!
Commence using the power of the wheel to ease your labors.
Step 6: Life Just Keeps Getting Better
I passed some nice lumber from discarded theatrical sets.
So I got the dolly, stuck my bike's front wheel on the platform of the dolly and rode back tthat way. It didn't work very well but was fun.
There I loaded up the wood, tied it on with an innertube, and threw my bike on top. I pushed it back by foot.
I could have carried twice as much. If it were further I'd have rigged a tongue and dragged it with the bike.
Now I think I'll make some shelves.