|Project by LanternLightFarm||posted 02-09-2016 02:22 AM||803 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This past Christmas was my daughters first, I wanted to make sure it was special and start a new tradition of making at least one gift for her. I had recently built a new steam box and thought that a bent wood sled would be the perfect gift. The bending frame was made out of a miscut staircase skirt and some scrap wood that was laying around the shop, a 1 gallon paint can was used to layout the loop. The runners are made by steaming and gluing 5 pieces of 1/4” x 3/4”oak.
The sled is made of Red Oak that I cut and milled here on our farm, and the walnut was cut and milled by my great-grandfather on his farm. The frame and runners are held together by mortise and tennon joints, a quick video of the final assembly process can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/O-8hR0gXWMk