Bent runner sled

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Project by pinkfish posted 04-07-2010 07:45 AM 3103 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bent runner sled, although I finished it a bit late :) The runners were steam bent from 3/4 inch oak and the back pieces were also steam bent from some red oak I re-sawed to about 1/4 of an inch thick. I made a bending form from some mdf glued together and a steam box, that I posted about earlier, to make the runner. I finished the whole thing with marine varnish and put aluminum runners on the base of the runners with stainless steel screws to hold them in place. All in all it looks pretty good and should be fun next year!

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#1 posted 04-07-2010 12:45 PM

very nice project. Now you need to make a snow making machine to go with it. Your little girl looks like she thinks it’s a winner

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#2 posted 04-07-2010 01:56 PM

Nice Design!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#3 posted 04-07-2010 02:40 PM

Nice sled. Cool bending job!!
But, you need to add a rope unless you carry it back up the hill!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 04-07-2010 02:45 PM

Very fun and a great project!

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#5 posted 04-07-2010 03:24 PM

this is awesome! I always wanted to make one of those (just don’t have the capacity to actually make it…lol)

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#6 posted 04-07-2010 05:57 PM

Thanks! The plan is to add a rope, otherwise I think it would make the whole sledding experience a lot more difficult, for me anyway.

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#7 posted 04-14-2010 09:14 PM

very niice slede and the costummer seems to bee happy
now go and make that snowmaschine to her as well, a big one!!!


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