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Collapsable Sleigh (Christmas Decoration)

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Project by Bryan Cramer posted 509 days ago 1065 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this about four years ago for a client who wanted a copy of her sleigh to give as a donation to a charity auction. It is made with 1/2” plywood from the home center. You can get four sleighs out of one sheet of plywood. I made templates, so machining the curves was fast and easy with a router table. All the parts are made to interlock allowing it to fold flat for off-season storage. Before painting it, I applied two coats of oil-based polyurethane to fill and smooth the wood. Then I spray painted the red oil-based paint after letting the polyurethane cure for a few days.





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#1 posted 509 days ago

Looks like it turned out really well, nice work. I like the color.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 509 days ago

Gotta try that myself. Thanks for sharing

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 508 days ago

Uber kool!

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#4 posted 508 days ago

Really Nice! Where did you source your plans. I think I could do this.

-- Richard

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#5 posted 507 days ago

Cool project! Like the design and how you made the parts to be collapsible. Great work!

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