This is a cute wheelbarrow and will tickle any little choptie 'most half to death and you can make it in no time.
Get two sticks of wood 3/4 inch square and 24 inches long and round off one end of each one about 3 inches down for the handle. Next bore 1/2 inch holes half way through in the other ends of the sticks 4 inches back for the axle; bore two more 1/2 inch holes 6 1/4 inches back of the first two, and finally 5 3/4 inches back of the last ones bore two more 1/2 inch holes, as shown at A in Fig. 99.
This done cut off four sticks 1/2 an inch in diameter - or 3/4 inch square ones will do - and make one of them 4 1/2 inches long; the next one 6 3/8 inches long, the third 8 inches long, and the last one 10 1/2 inches long.
Out of a board 1 inch thick saw a wheel 5 inches in diameter and bore a hole in its center 1/2 an inch in diameter. Smear some glue on the middle of the shortest stick and slip the wheel on it so that it is exactly in the middle.
Make the body, that is the box, of the barrow of wood 1/4 inch thick and have it 4 1/4 inches wide at one end, 6 1/4 inches wide at the other end, 5 inches high and 7 inches long. Through the middle, but a little toward the back and near the upper edge, bore two holes a shade larger than 1/2 an inch in diameter and slip the third longest stick through the holes in the body; drive a brad through the stick on each side of the body to keep the latter from slipping from side to side, but it must swing easily on the stick.
Fig. 99. A, B. Plans For The Nifty Wheelbarrow. C. The Barrow Ready To Wheel
You are now ready to assemble the wheelbarrow and if you intend to paint it you must do so before you put it together. To assemble it smear glue on the ends of all the cross-sticks, except the one with the wheel on it for this one must revolve, and drive on the handles, being careful that the axle of the wheel does not bind. A side view of the wheel barrow is shown at B.
When it is done, see C, you will see that however high or low the handle-bars are held the body always sets level and if it is a good idea for a toy why wouldn't it be a good idea for a full grown wheelbarrow ?