Ash and Walnut Sled

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Project by CalgaryBill posted 05-20-2008 05:13 AM 1804 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of the projects I completed this past winter. I made this ash and walnut sled for one of my grandsons. His older brother has one I made five years ago and it’s still going strong. The runners and ribs are six layers of ash shaped over a form and laminated with expoxy.


-- Calgary Bill

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#1 posted 05-20-2008 05:28 AM

That’s pretty cool! I’ve never seen anyone make one before.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-20-2008 05:50 AM

Bill this is too nice to use, but I’m sure your grandsons enjoy them a great deal.

Very interesting construction…looks like a lot of fun to make too.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 05-20-2008 06:05 AM

w o w !! that is the nicest sled I’ve ever seen in my life !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 05-20-2008 06:45 AM

I agree with Woodhacker. Almost too nice to use. Beautiful job on the sled. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 05-20-2008 11:37 AM

Now this is a first class sled. It is strong, well built, and is gorgeous. It is much better than the commercial ones that are available.

Very nice. It is a one of a kind piece that your grandchildren can put it away when they get older and share it with their children.

Very well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 05-20-2008 11:43 AM

This looks great, Bill! I keep bookmarking different plans in hopes of making one someday. Kudos to you!

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#7 posted 05-20-2008 12:16 PM

Pretty cool Bill, I remember sleds like that as a kid. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 05-20-2008 02:20 PM

That’s a real heirloom, Bill. Beautiful craftsmanship!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 05-20-2008 02:37 PM

That is so cool. I never would have thought of making one. Excellent execution. I am impressed.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 05-20-2008 08:30 PM

Wow !!! that is beautiful …

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#11 posted 05-20-2008 11:50 PM

I think that’s the first sled I’ve seen on the site. Well done.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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