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Beech (Chap. III., Par.

32) or any hard wood.

lpc. 1 3/4"x3 3/4"x16 1/2"

Base. 2 pcs. 7/8"x3 3/4"x25"

Sides. 1 pc. 7/8"x3 1/4"x30"

Lever. 3-3/8"x3" carriage bolts 3-%" washers. 1 pc. soft iron rod

5/16"x4 ft. 1 pc. 3/4" strap iron 12" long. 4-3/4" No. 8 F. H. B.


Introductory Statement

The necessity of keeping a wagon, buggy or other vehicle constantly greased demands that some sort of handy jack should be in the tool shed or barn. There are a great many patent lifting jacks on the market, but not every barn is supplied with such equipment.

This wagon jack can be made of scrap material, and usually odd bolts can be found in the tool shed, and thus all of the material may be provided without any expense. If possible it should be made of some kind of hard wood, although almost any straight-grained lumber will do. It should be painted or well oiled with linseed oil.


Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them, Cableigh. Manual Arts

Press, Peoria, Ill. Agricultural Apparatus and How It Is Made, Soils and Fertilizers,

Quear. Life on the Farm, Shepard. Book Supply Co., Chicago. Making the Farm Pay, Bousfield. Book Supply Co., Chicago. The Young Farmer, Hunt. Book Supply Co., Chicago.

Wagon Jack

Wagon Jack

Suggestions For Original Design

Introductory Statement 187


Introductory Statement 188


Wagon Jack Specifications

The Base

As this piece of material is furnished S 2 S it will not be necessary for you to resurface it. Select the best surface for the working face (Chapter II., Paragraph 2); prepare a working edge (Chapter II., Paragraph 4); prepare a working end (Chapter II., Paragraph 5). Lay out and execute the dimensions of this piece as shown in the drawing. Make sure that the edges are all perfectly square, and that the corners are chamfered at a regular half-pitch cut. This can be done with a miter box, if you care to, or you may set the T-bevel to the half-pitch cut (Chapter II., Paragraph 24) and use it in laying out; and cut with a back saw.

The Side Pieces

Square the stock for the side pieces (Chapter II., Paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5). Lay out and make the two side pieces the dimensions shown in the drawing. Notice that these pieces are to be shouldered on to the base piece leaving 1/2" thickness at the bottom. This sort of joint will afford great strength against a downward pressure, for it will relieve the bolts of considerable strain. Lay out these joints with the marking gauge and saw them down just as you would saw a tenon (Chapter II., Paragraph 14).