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I used a plastic tub replacement part from commercially produced sled. Then i built the superstructure from oak lumber and peeled branches with stainless steel hardware. The finish is marine varnish.
-- Its' better to wear out than to rust out!
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#1 posted 02-21-2012 12:18 PM
-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.
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#2 posted 02-21-2012 03:39 PM
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#3 posted 02-21-2012 03:58 PM
that is really awesome! get a chance to use it yet?? looks comfy!
-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!
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#4 posted 02-21-2012 04:10 PM
A really special design and a cool build.
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#5 posted 02-21-2012 05:24 PM
Had my grandson out for a long ride last week. he loved it.
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#6 posted 02-21-2012 06:21 PM
Awsome.Someday, I’ll have to make one (no grand kids yet).
-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS
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#7 posted 02-21-2012 11:38 PM
Awesome sled. 100 hundred years from now someone will find it, refinish it and take their grand kid for a long ride.Timeless creation.
Take more photos. please.
-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot
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#8 posted 02-22-2012 02:36 AM
This is indeed incredible. Did you design it? Really, really great work. John is right, it appears to be well done and will last for many, many years….timeless. I am a bit jealous, I have no grandchildren yet, but I plan to replicate this anticipating many. Thank you for sharing this very fine work. Oh! and welcome to LJs. This is a great place to make very fine friends.
-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16
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