Safer Wheelbarrow Handles

My home’s on a sloping lot, and I had trouble moving a heavily loaded wheel-barrow down the incline because the handles kept slipping out of my hands.

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My home’s on a sloping lot, and I had trouble moving a heavily loaded wheel-barrow down the incline because the handles kept slipping out of my hands. I added tape-gripping balls, like the one on the end of my son’s hockey stick, to the wheelbarrow handles.

To do this, pick up a roll of athletic (hockey) tape for about $3 from a sport- ing goods store. Spin the roll to twist the tape into a cord, then pull it tight. Start 1-1/2 in. from the end of the handle and roll toward the end, then turn around and roll a second layer over the first. Continue 6 in. down the handle, spacing the wrapping 1 in. apart, and tightly rewrap everything with untwisted tape.

John Overstreet

DIY Garden Cart

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