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Project by gdemo posted 03-30-2010 10:57 PM 1897 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Canadian Sleigh I just finished for a customer. The body had many cracks that I repaired with wood strips and 2 part marine epoxy. The original paint had to be heated with a propane torch to soften it so it could be removed with a scraper. I painted the runners and the body with Epifanes paint from Holland (Yaught paint) I finished with a couple of coats of spar varnish.

-- I ams what I ams and thats all that I ams...(Popye!)

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#1 posted 03-30-2010 11:11 PM

as usual you make some great work
when you restore things
and this sleigh is wondelful
thank´s for sharing it


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Kent Shepherd

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#2 posted 03-30-2010 11:26 PM

Awesome. You did a wonderful job. I redid one almost 40 years ago. It was a challenge, but very rewarding.

Thanks for sharing.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#3 posted 03-30-2010 11:43 PM

WOW!! Winter Wonderland will look beautiful with this. Is it a show piece or funtional?

-- Harold

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#4 posted 03-30-2010 11:45 PM

Hello, nice restoration. Check this out you may like it…. , great collection of carriages and sleighs. Its 10 mins from the Bridgeport/Port Jefferson (L.I.) ferry

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

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#5 posted 03-31-2010 12:01 AM

Thanks for the link quartersawn!! Great web site. I live in Massachusetts so I will be taking a trip there!

Thanks again, Glenn.

-- I ams what I ams and thats all that I ams...(Popye!)

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#6 posted 03-31-2010 12:03 AM

to hjt, thanks the owner is using for display, but yes it is very funtional.

-- I ams what I ams and thats all that I ams...(Popye!)

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#7 posted 03-31-2010 12:08 AM

very nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 03-31-2010 12:54 AM

Is your client’s last name Claus? He will be happy

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#9 posted 03-31-2010 01:58 AM

I think this is great. I have one just like this just waiting for me to have the time needed to finish. Brass plaque and all.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 03-31-2010 02:50 AM

Great job! Keep up the good work.

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#11 posted 03-31-2010 03:20 AM

Very nice piece as always. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 03-31-2010 03:21 AM

Hey Gdemo,
Sweet restoration.

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#13 posted 03-31-2010 03:35 AM

it will certianly make one lucky Amish family proud!

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#14 posted 03-31-2010 05:09 AM

NICE CUTTER!!!! Thanks for the post.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#15 posted 03-31-2010 06:53 AM

Beautiful Job!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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