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Flexible Flyer - Decorative sled

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Project by jbschutz posted 12-10-2011 04:57 PM 2059 views 15 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Flexible Flyer..... This is my tribute to the sled that every kid on the block had or wanted when I was young. I started making these a few years ago, and usually the inscription reads ”..family name…Flyer”. A former colleague has ordered one for each of her grandchildren….I think 9 so far….and just had me put their first names on the center slat. This young guy is named after his two grandpas, so he gets two names on his.
The sled is 16 inches long, 8 inches wide, with walnut runners and handle, and oak slats. Finished in spray poly.
Makes a great holiday decoration and family keepsake.
(FYI….one-time use stencils come from madstencilist.com)
P.S. I guess some guys wanted to see the under side construction, so…..one more picture

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com





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Time2beupinAZ

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#1 posted 12-10-2011 05:14 PM

very nice work there. That is a great gift.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#2 posted 12-10-2011 09:08 PM

That is very cute.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 12-11-2011 01:47 AM

Super job on the sled

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 12-11-2011 01:51 AM

Very cool ,really nice looking sled.

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#5 posted 12-11-2011 02:19 AM

Beautifully made and finished, each one you make will cherished forever.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#6 posted 12-11-2011 03:37 AM

oh yes… that brings back some memories… nice project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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devann

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#7 posted 12-11-2011 07:07 AM

You little sleds are so cool. I like it when you post new ones. Could we get a picture of the bottom side?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#8 posted 12-12-2011 04:13 AM

That is a nice little sled you build my friend !
It brings back some childhood memories even so my sled was totally different .
Oh to go down those hills again !

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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devann

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#9 posted 12-12-2011 06:32 AM

That’s nice, makes me want to make one. Thank you John.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#10 posted 12-16-2011 03:22 AM

Cute! If you want to test out the sled, you can check out http://tobogganhills.com/ for a map of local hills, and add your own for others to locate and enjoy as well. Happy sledding! :)

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#11 posted 12-20-2011 06:30 PM

Brings back wonderful memories, jb. Great job and thanx for sharing it and Merry Christmas!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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