2014 - Volume #38, Issue #5, Page #21[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Merry-Go-Round Spins On Mobile Home Axle
It started with half an axle used for moving mobile homes. I was setting up mobile homes and I realized it could be used as a merry-go-round if I stuck it in the ground, he recalls.
He welded a crisscross of 2-ft. sections of I-beam to the end of the shaft, and buried it about 6 ft. deep, cemented in place with six bags of premixed concrete.
He framed the deck from the hub to the five corners with 1/2 by 3-in. steel and welded 1 by 2-in. square tubing on top of that. Most of the cost was for welding services and the 1/8-in. aluminum he pop-riveted for the deck. After eight years of use by six grandkids and some adults it looks like new.
He recycled mobile home anchors to make handles. Wagner beefed up the merry-go-round with rebar underneath for added stability.
My grandkids love it. They like to lay on it and look at the sky, Wagner says.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Earl Wagner, 40744 River Rd., Dade City, Fla. 33525 (ph 352 521-5082).
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