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Camper heater worked great, Saturday morning was 22*. Warmed up nice. Land Between The Lakes is a beautiful National Forrest. It's on our must go back to list.
Looks amazing and you got to see some color change still. Ours was over a month ago and was very beautiful but high winds and cold rain knocked it down rather fast this year.


Nothing like being warm inside and knowing it is cold outside. The campfire looked amazing.


We only got about 4” over night will see what we pick up today and tonight. It is 24 right now it will be a good night for the hot tub.
 

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Wells shucks, enter Nashville in that snow fall race. We got about 1/10th of an inch last night. 1112190725.jpg
 

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0203201505.jpg I didn't like sitting so low in my kayak. So, I picked up a cheap stadium seat at Wally World, did a lot of scratching my head on how to mount it. Took a piece of scrape ply and made a platform. I guess I'll coat it in bed liner and see how it works out. Raising my center of gravity will make it less stable, but with the outriggers I hope it's manageable. I haven't tried standing with the outriggers attached yet, but it seems stable enough to try. I'll save that for a warmer day.
 

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View attachment 23231 I didn't like sitting so low in my kayak. So, I picked up a cheap stadium seat at Wally World, did a lot of scratching my head on how to mount it. Took a piece of scrape ply and made a platform. I guess I'll coat it in bed liner and see how it works out. Raising my center of gravity will make it less stable, but with the outriggers I hope it's manageable. I haven't tried standing with the outriggers attached yet, but it seems stable enough to try. I'll save that for a warmer day.

Looks great and with outriggers you will be fine. That’s the reason I’m looking at a canoe for us. Everyone around us all have open kayaks like yours. French Creek is right in our backyard but much of the year the water is pretty cold and I don’t like sitting in it. I keep telling Holly we can get in it and end up in the Gulf of Mexico. She said Good luck Tom Sawyer I will fly down and meet you when you get there.
 

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Getting back in a canoe or a sit in kayak would be a chore. I've never had any water in my Yak other than an occasional drip off the paddle.
 

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Keeping with the too much time on our hands theme and for the last month I think almost all of that have moved to a new meaning for time on our hands.



I got the garden rototilled and bushes trimmed shoveled a lot of snow that was supposed to be April showers. And even used the little cart I started the thread with to haul quite a bit of brush to the burn pile. As cute as the little cart was it just was better for giving the two little nephews we watch two days a week cart rides around the neighborhood. Well it was even getting a little small for both of them now that they are 2&3. I needed something larger but not too large for sidewalks and such.



You know how cheap I am and when we bought the house (short sale) the previous owner left a mountain of junk behind. One of the items I didn’t toss out yet was a fiberglass bathtub. The time on my hands light came on and I Googled “lawn cart made from bathtub”. To my disbelief I couldn’t find anything on the subject. I saw ponds and hot tubs made out of them even furniture. But no carts at least none I could find. So I had to do it how often in today’s Google world can you be the first at anything.



This tub was one of those with the fake front not a clawfoot. So the first thing I did was take the sawzall to it and cut that off. That part was made of cardboard and had glass shot over it. The bottom is .75 thick plywood with glass on both sides and the sides are solid fiberglass and about .37 thick. After I trimmed it all up to just be a tub with a flange on top I added another 3.5 depth with a 2x4 frame bolted in around the top. Then I scrounged my junk pile and used a road sign post for a tang and welded it to a 2x2 angle to make a T frame. I ordered 2 new Harbor freight wheels and tires. Not here yet because of COVID19 but should be here Monday so I used the old wheels for now. And I had to buy a .625 rod for an axle. All in I have about 40 bucks in to it thanks to HF 20% coupon. I had the JD green and yellow left over as well as raided my bolt bucket. My $50 mig welder got it all together.



Holly was most skeptical but when she saw it finished she told me the boys are going to love it. I have 2 small coolers they can use as seats and that way we can pack lunch if and when they reopen the playground.



I figure it should carry 600 lbs without a problem and I’m thinking about making a top for it for campfires it will work for a table and I can haul the chairs and hot dog and stuff inside. The drain hole will be a good thing as I will be keeping it out back.

Anyway thought I would share. IMG_0224.jpgIMG_0226.jpg
 

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Keeping with the too much time on our hands theme and for the last month I think almost all of that have moved to a new meaning for time on our hands.



I got the garden rototilled and bushes trimmed shoveled a lot of snow that was supposed to be April showers. And even used the little cart I started the thread with to haul quite a bit of brush to the burn pile. As cute as the little cart was it just was better for giving the two little nephews we watch two days a week cart rides around the neighborhood. Well it was even getting a little small for both of them now that they are 2&3. I needed something larger but not too large for sidewalks and such.



You know how cheap I am and when we bought the house (short sale) the previous owner left a mountain of junk behind. One of the items I didn’t toss out yet was a fiberglass bathtub. The time on my hands light came on and I Googled “lawn cart made from bathtub”. To my disbelief I couldn’t find anything on the subject. I saw ponds and hot tubs made out of them even furniture. But no carts at least none I could find. So I had to do it how often in today’s Google world can you be the first at anything.



This tub was one of those with the fake front not a clawfoot. So the first thing I did was take the sawzall to it and cut that off. That part was made of cardboard and had glass shot over it. The bottom is .75 thick plywood with glass on both sides and the sides are solid fiberglass and about .37 thick. After I trimmed it all up to just be a tub with a flange on top I added another 3.5 depth with a 2x4 frame bolted in around the top. Then I scrounged my junk pile and used a road sign post for a tang and welded it to a 2x2 angle to make a T frame. I ordered 2 new Harbor freight wheels and tires. Not here yet because of COVID19 but should be here Monday so I used the old wheels for now. And I had to buy a .625 rod for an axle. All in I have about 40 bucks in to it thanks to HF 20% coupon. I had the JD green and yellow left over as well as raided my bolt bucket. My $50 mig welder got it all together.



Holly was most skeptical but when she saw it finished she told me the boys are going to love it. I have 2 small coolers they can use as seats and that way we can pack lunch if and when they reopen the playground.



I figure it should carry 600 lbs without a problem and I’m thinking about making a top for it for campfires it will work for a table and I can haul the chairs and hot dog and stuff inside. The drain hole will be a good thing as I will be keeping it out back.

Anyway thought I would share. View attachment 23598View attachment 23599
Nice! How bout adding a hitch to the back and you could pull both carts. Just thinking out loud...
 

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Nice! How bout adding a hitch to the back and you could pull both carts. Just thinking out loud...
That’s not a bad idea and it did cross my mind. Then each kid can have his own train car.



We have an old guy in town he made a train from 55 gallon plastic drums and harbor freight $3.99 wheels. He also made his lawn tractor look like a steam locomotive. He pulls 8-10 kids behind him in the parade every year.



Actually I’m ready to get my hand truck back from the other cart. I have a small wheel one and I didn’t think I would miss the bigger one but I used it a lot more than I thought. I was about to buy a new one from HF when I got the bathtub idea.

My older nephew said I need a JD decal for the tub, but that’s a little fancy for me.
 

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LOL! I was scanning the thread and went past your pix without really looking hard. I thought it was just another lawn cart. But when I got to the last post and saw talk of a tub, I had to go back and take a better look. Awesome! But I think you should have left the pipe and shower head attached just for fun. I guess if you put a JD sticker on it the emphasis would have to be on the JOHN.
 

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LOL! I was scanning the thread and went past your pix without really looking hard. I thought it was just another lawn cart. But when I got to the last post and saw talk of a tub, I had to go back and take a better look. Awesome! But I think you should have left the pipe and shower head attached just for fun. I guess if you put a JD sticker on it the emphasis would have to be on the JOHN.
Thanks.



I was transplanting some yucca plants and had the cart full of dirt and plants yesterday. It worked great and after I got it fairly empty the garden hose and the drain hole took care of cleaning it up. Also hauled some wood and tools in it and the flat wood rails made for a great sawhorse to work off. I think it will get some usage. I took the PT wood box off the old cart made from the dolly to get my dolly back and will fill the box with dirt after adding short legs and she can plant herbs in it. I was going to cut the tang I welded to the dolly off but I ended up leaving it as it might be handy to use the dolly with the tractor still and the tang doesn’t get into the way when using it as a hand truck.



As for the running deer, a neighbor suggested I buy a decal set as well, and I told him I was too cheap. He suggested I hand paint it and that would be a mess. Then I thought I could print one out cut it out making a stencil and spray it on. That might just work.



You are right John is the key word.

Maybe add the shower head when I take it in the parade I also have one of those old hoops for a curtain. Hmmmm.
 

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