Letters and Miscellanies

Homemade Honey Wagon

| January 2006

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I had a couple old 18-inch wheels that were rusted tight on a shaft. They were in my way for a long time. Then I noticed there were two more smaller wheels in the corner.

Now, I usually save unwanted iron for the junk man, but there by the fence was a small wooden keg. So, I thought, four wheels make a cart and the keg will fit on the cart.

I robbed Ron Morgan's scrap bin of a 4-inch length of square tube and took the tube and front axle to Dave Harris, our magneto man, for some light welding. It was a nice honey wagon.

I took it to some shows and people didn't know what a honey wagon was. They asked if it was whiskey in there. Having spent 18 months in Germany with Uncle Sam, I came up behind a farmer pulling a honey wagon several different times and couldn't get around. Believe me, it wasn't whiskey in there.

Bob Thomas
121 Edds St.
Pekin, IL 61554-4327