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Big Wheel Backyard Swing
If you're looking for something unique to sit on for your porch or backyard, you'll like this "big wheel" swing made with antique metal spoked wheels.
"We bought the wheels at a farm auction for $13. The large wheels measure 5 in. wide and 47 l/4-in. in dia. and probably came off a grain drill. The smaller wheels are 3 in. wide and 18 in. in dia. and we're not sure what machine they came from," says Robert P. Martin, Wichita, Kan., who says any similar style wheels would work.
Three wheels are welded together on each end with the smaller wheels serving as the "legs". Crosspipes run between each set of wheels to form the frame of the swing. The swing itself is 4 ft. wide and was fashioned out of steel shelving and miscellaneous metal.

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #5