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Sled for Granddaughter

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Project by Jerry Spencer posted 593 days ago 904 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this sled for my 14 month granddaughter out of red oak and sprayed with an outdoor poly . The plans I found in a 1990 Popular Mechanics magizine. The pad I ordered from LL Bean. I’m sure she’ll get lots of use out of it, as long as we get snow.

-- Jerry - Ohio





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Retsof

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#1 posted 593 days ago

Very nice! I bet she will love it.

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 593 days ago

That’s a real beauty.What fun it will be to see you grand daughter riding in this sled full of glee every inch of the way.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 593 days ago

Grandpa rocks! Such a nice job on this. She will have so much fun for yrs to come. Did you put any type of metal on the bottom of the runners?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Bearpaw

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#4 posted 593 days ago

I am in the beginnings of building this same sled for my grandson. The only problem is that I live in Atlanta, Ga, so he may have to sled on grits.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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majuvla

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#5 posted 593 days ago

They are awsome.Now she just has to pray for lot of snow.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 592 days ago

No snow here, but a beautiful sled.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Jerry Spencer

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#7 posted 592 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments and I didn’t put metal on the runners yet. I thought I’d try slick tape first so she could sit on it in the house. If that won’t stay I’ll go to an aluminum strip.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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Mikee

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#8 posted 583 days ago

Jerry,

Beautiful little sled… very nice workmanship…

Happy Holidays,
Mike

-- Mike

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