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Project by Les Hastings posted 12-28-2014 02:51 AM 2607 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was ask to make this for a Christmas display for the Wichita Historical Museum.

Its 16” wide and 66” long. Made out of Quarter sawn Ash and English Brown Oak. The runners are bent laminations. They are made out of 8 pcs. each, 2 ash and 6 English brown oak. Used West Systems epoxy for all the glue ups. Hellmans Spar Urethane is the finish.

After the museum display it went to all my nieces and nephews in Nebraska for Christmas.

Thanks Les

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-28-2014 03:01 AM

Wow Les,This certainly looks like a museum piece,beautiful work.

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#2 posted 12-28-2014 03:12 AM

That is amazing – beautiful work!

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#3 posted 12-28-2014 03:39 AM

Les,

I hope your nieces and nephews are getting lots of snow to really enjoy that beautiful toboggan! (Our ground is nearly bare.)

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 12-28-2014 07:00 AM

Absolutely Awesome! Been a dream for me for many years to build a toboggan, I think I will attempt this for my Grand Kids before next Winter!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 12-28-2014 03:54 PM

That is going to look fantastic on the snow! Excellent!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 12-28-2014 07:17 PM

i too think this is awesome. The craftsmanship and design are beautiful.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#7 posted 12-29-2014 01:16 AM

STILL AT IT I SEE. AND HAVEN’T SLIPPED ANY EITHER. GOOD’UN

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 12-31-2014 12:32 AM

Great looking toboggan.

Did you use a steam box to bend the wood? I have been thinking about getting steam box set up. Would be interested in learning more about this process.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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Critterman

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#9 posted 01-02-2015 03:24 PM

Wow Les that is sooooooo cool. I haven’t seen one of those in years and never one that pretty. Nice!!!

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#10 posted 02-03-2015 06:46 AM

Beautiful work Les, sorry I didn’t get to see it at the museum display.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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