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Project by pickerelannie posted 02-13-2015 11:50 PM 1924 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fell in love when winter Olympics were held in Sarajevo and everywhere people were riding KICKSLEDS. Never saw one before. I live in Minnesota on a lake.
One sled has recycled cross-country skis for riding in snowy conditions. The other has steel runners for use on ice – perfect for on the lake.
Seat and supports – more of my oak. Handholds were cut from a balustrade. All parts held with wingnuts to allow sleds to fold flat for transport or storage. Notice the footpads welded on top of steel runners.
Never carried passenger – but – have carried many (caught) fish!
Bought skis for $1 at garage sale – bought steel at foundry. All wood parts sealed with spar varnish. Don’t cross-country ski – so don’t know if skis should be waxed occasionally. They are not wooden. Any suggestions?

pickerelannie





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Cantputjamontoast

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#1 posted 02-14-2015 02:10 AM

Children in Norway use these like bicycles. Deployed Marines pay Norwegian children for rides on these contraptions

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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pickerelannie

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#2 posted 02-14-2015 03:16 AM

hey jamontoast – your shaker band boxes look good to me!
kicksleds ...like shopping carts, strollers, personal transportation – works for it all.
thanks

pickerelannie

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NormG

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#3 posted 02-14-2015 05:22 AM

I have seen videos of these in use, they look like fun, but scary at the same time

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 02-14-2015 05:53 AM

The skis look like downhill skis to me – I would wax them.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 02-14-2015 01:05 PM

Looks like a lot of fun.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 02-14-2015 03:58 PM

I have four pair of skis in garage, cross country and downhill. We’ve retired from skiing. Might consider a sled… But we get very little snow here in Delaware. Big storms of north east missed us. Thankfully.

Nice job… And fun.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 02-15-2015 01:23 PM

I like this sleds, only if there is more snow.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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