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Project by dickjohn posted 07-11-2007 07:20 PM 1716 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1st attempt at woodbending, it is so much fun.

-- dick johnson

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#1 posted 07-11-2007 07:37 PM

Oh, c’mon now! You have to give us more details than that! Those are great!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 07-11-2007 07:39 PM

Very cool :) That second one looks awesome (although the first looks faster…)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 07-11-2007 11:09 PM

Excellent. Yes, please share your technique for bending. The smaller version appears to have solid wood skis? Did you steam bend or was it bent wood lamination?

Nice work!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#4 posted 07-11-2007 11:27 PM

John – a member for ninety-eight days and you post these two pic’s of two fantastic projects with no explanation – please don’t make us wait another three months of some comments.

Nice work.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#5 posted 07-12-2007 02:01 AM

Very nice…..clean look. A ditto on the request for more info.

-- Bob

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#6 posted 07-12-2007 08:22 PM

3/4” x 2 1/2” red oak , very straight grain , resawed and planed just enoght to get out the saw marks. so when done you have a piece a bit over 1/4” thick.
The steamer is a piece of 4” PVC and elbow connected to flexible radiator hose , connected to a 5 gallon gas can that is heated on top of a burner from an oil turkey cooker. Each piece is steamed for 20-25 min. removed and quickly wrapped and clamped ( good reason to have lots of clamps ) around a form , let it dry and cool for at least a week.You will get some spring back when removed from the form but it is easily bent back . I have a few pictures of the steamer and forms but can not figure out how to get them on here.

-- dick johnson

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#7 posted 07-12-2007 10:39 PM

Really great looking Sledges. Have you got some plans for these, I would like to make one of them for my grand daughter, so she can use it when she visits in October.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#8 posted 07-13-2007 02:10 AM

Dick check out the following link for info for info on how to embed pictures in comments and your blog.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 07-13-2007 02:20 PM

sorry Tony I do not have a set of plans as I kinda designed it as I went from a photo. I could put something together that might be useable. I’ll give it a try.

Thanks Wayne C for the help. I give it a try.

-- dick johnson

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#10 posted 03-21-2009 05:41 AM

Nice work. I think FWW did a pice on making toboggans a few (15 or so) years back the reccomended starting with 1\2” ash and tapering the nose (from the point it starts to bend all the way to the tip-the completed return) to 3\8”

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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