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SANTA'S SLEIGH, A team effort, Construction photo's and video

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Project by bushmaster posted 12-28-2017 06:07 AM 7978 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This sleigh was a team effort. I milled the lumber and cut out the runners, My friend engineered it and put it all together in anticipation of his Children and grand kids coming home for Christmas. I thought you would enjoy seeing the finished project, and a video of how well it works. I went over today to take some video footage and froze my fingers on a demo ride. Sunny but minus 20 Centigrade.

Here are a few pictures under construction. quite basic, and reinforced with metal, plastic runners

Cross chains allow the back runners to also steer

Ready for paint, red of course, Just what SANTA ordered

Thanks for looking, winter is not over in the northern Hemisphere yet, there is still time to make one and those in the south can be ready when your winter comes.

Here is a link to a 5 minute video with photo’s. See it in action.

https://youtu.be/m6QIHKP_YfQ enjoy, comments are appreciated.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia





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Druid

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#1 posted 12-28-2017 06:35 AM

Looks like you’ll get a lot of enjoyment out of this one.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 12-28-2017 06:40 AM

It’s red, it’ll surely go fast…

BUT you poor friend looks like he was caught in a blizzard…..

Way too cold for me and our moderate 35deg”C” today….

Keep warm Brian!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 12-28-2017 07:51 AM

It was a real Christmas time for you and your friends
At the first picture is “Rudolf”,right?
Have a lot of health and Happy new year

-- bambi

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Andrek

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#4 posted 12-28-2017 10:37 AM

Very nice work, it might also be of good use in my country, keep on the good work, stay warm, and have a very happy new year
Your friend, at -28 C this morning. , I will have a scotch for you, so we both be warm.

-- andrek

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 12-28-2017 12:03 PM

What a wonderful project, Brian! I hope you have a great new year!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 12-28-2017 12:15 PM

Nicely done ….you go fast pulling it with a snowmobile and creating windchill.

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kiefer

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#7 posted 12-28-2017 12:38 PM

Nice sleigh and enjoyed the video .
There is beauty in winter but at -30 C here I love love in the warm shop !

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#8 posted 12-28-2017 01:33 PM

Very COOL , great project and a super build.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 12-28-2017 02:30 PM

It’s very nice and I love the design.

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

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

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#10 posted 12-28-2017 02:41 PM

I love it but I hate the cold! I would install heated pipes under it! Lol. Nice job! PS: I could transport alot of wood with that!
Jo

-- Joanne Sauvageau

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#11 posted 12-28-2017 03:07 PM

i do like it but …..would not want a ride in it …...GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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recycle1943

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#12 posted 12-28-2017 04:02 PM

it’s obvious – You’re having WAY TOO much fun

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#13 posted 12-28-2017 04:30 PM

Nice job on that! Looks like lots of fun for both the kids and the adults.

-- Calgary Bill

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#14 posted 12-28-2017 05:09 PM

Nice team effort. Always wanted to take a sleigh ride. If it was a bit warmer I would join you.
It use to be a one horse open sleigh, this must be a modern version with the snowmobile. LOL.

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

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#15 posted 12-28-2017 05:32 PM

What a lovely bit of work. Brings back many memories when I was a kid on the farm! Only minor disappointment, could you have installed some seats to sit on?!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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