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Project by jbschutz posted 12-05-2017 09:11 PM 809 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Personalizzed Sled
Years ago, a good friend ordered a personalized sled for her first grandson…...fast forward…..this is number 11. Each time a new grandchild is born, she sends me an email with the first name, and I get to work on another sled.
This one’s for Kaelee.
The sled is 16 inches long and 8 inches wide. The runners and cross bar are walnut, and the slats are birds-eye maple. The runners are dowelled to the understructure holding the slats. Fiinish is spray satin poly.
The name is stenciled with a one-time use stencil from the madstencilist.com.
A fun project and keeps me in touch with an old collegue.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com





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Jim Finn

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#1 posted 12-05-2017 10:22 PM

Very nice.

-- No PHD just a DD214 Website> craftingcouple.com

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JL7

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#2 posted 12-05-2017 10:35 PM

Well done John, that’s a lucky friend you have. Number 11! Kaelee won’t appreciate the birds-eye maple right now, but she will some day….very nice.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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Boxguy

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#3 posted 12-06-2017 04:29 AM

John, This is beautiful work. I was a little surprised by the size. At first I thought it was a small Christmas tree ornament. Is this a child’s functional sled? Do the runners work and steer?

-- Big Al in IN

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franktha4th

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#4 posted 12-06-2017 04:59 AM

wow! this is great!

-- Frank, Washington State, https://www.youtube.com/user/franktha4th

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 12-06-2017 05:13 AM

Absolutely a beautiful sled. At first I thought is was full size, which would make it even cooler but to nice to use.
Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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icemanhank

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#6 posted 12-06-2017 07:29 AM

Beautiful story and great looking sled. Not much use for one of those here but it looks like a lot of fun.

Merry Christmas

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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majuvla

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#7 posted 12-06-2017 07:42 AM

Wow! That’s realy work of art when we talk about sleds.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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jbschutz

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#8 posted 12-06-2017 02:02 PM

To answer a couple of questions…....no, it is not really functional…...except as a decoration. We have our own ”Schutz Flyer” on the mantle or on the coffee table with a poinsettia sitting on top…. Certainly not meant to take out in the snow. It makes a nice wall-hanger or Christmas card holder, though.
I have probably made over a hundred of them, mostly with a family name and “Flyer”......an homage to the old “Flexible Flyer” of my youth.
One of my favorites …..the center slat says….”Surf Minnesota”.......now residing in Hawaii.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 12-06-2017 08:14 PM

This sled is a real beauty and shows nice craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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rtbrmb

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#10 posted 12-25-2017 04:18 AM

Thanks for providing me the inspiration for my sled project here

I studied yours multiple times before I tackled my own.

Thanks again and hope you have a Merry Christmas.

Bill in MI

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