Granddaughters Sled

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Project by Loucarb posted 12-20-2008 01:41 AM 1707 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I forget where I got the plans but I thought it would be a great project for my granddaughter who lives in snowy Colorado. I also like the challenge of the bent runners which I made my own jig to form. The wood is Ash with some Mahogany trim.

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#1 posted 12-20-2008 02:03 AM

Just came in the house from shoveling my drive, and the first project I see is a sled sitting on grass…....

Looks like a great little cutter; your granddaughter will love it….. But get some snow man..

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 12-20-2008 02:15 AM

Where getting a foot as we speak. I will be shoveling in the morning

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#3 posted 12-20-2008 03:49 AM

Wow what a nice job now you need a big dog to pull It

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 12-20-2008 03:56 AM

Great sled! I have some questions on your curved runners. I’m in the design phase of building barstools. I want to make a circular wood frame to mount to the round upholstered seat. My diameter looks to be close to yours. I was thinking of making a jig like yours. Could you give me a few details how you formed the curved pieces? Are they made up of thin strips? Is so, how thick? Did you steam or vacuum press the curve?

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#5 posted 12-20-2008 04:14 AM

Hi Ron,
Yes they were made of thin strips roughly 3/8” thick. I steamed them in a home steamer and then put them in the form and let them dry and then glued them together. After the glue dried I scraped, filed and sanded to shape.

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#6 posted 12-20-2008 04:49 AM

Very cool!

-- I never started a project I couldn't screw up.

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#7 posted 12-20-2008 06:57 AM

Great looking sled. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 12-20-2008 05:57 PM

What a nice sled.After yesterdays storm it could really be put to use here.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#9 posted 12-20-2008 09:34 PM

well isn’t that special!!! What a treasure.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 12-21-2008 12:45 PM

Thanks for the info Loucarb!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#11 posted 01-25-2010 10:18 PM

I just ran across this, musta missed it when I visited you earlier. Its great? In Tennessee we rarely get snow, but for some reason sleighs and sled fascinate me. I’ve made a couple myself. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#12 posted 03-09-2010 04:21 PM

Beautiful work!! Did you guys actually put that in the snow?

-- Cheers and God Bless

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