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Project by Jerlac posted 03-17-2014 12:04 AM 1868 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First toboggan ever made,its from black ash. 9/16” thick 15” wide and 5’ long still a beginner at steam bending but its going to get better and better every project

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#1 posted 03-17-2014 12:15 AM

Pretty darn nice work on steam bending, this toboggan came out great. It’s hard to tell for sure from the pictures, but it looks like you bent the runners as one piece in lieu of multiple laminations. Is this the case? Great job either way.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 03-17-2014 12:25 AM

Wow great piece, great details also, thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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#3 posted 03-17-2014 12:31 AM

The runner is one piece no lamination thats why its steamed bend 9/16of an inch

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#4 posted 03-17-2014 12:41 AM

Very cool.

You should do a blog on the process.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 03-17-2014 01:06 AM

Very nice work indeed. This would of been extremely popular this year around here with all the snow we had. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 03-17-2014 02:22 AM

Jeremy, That is a beautiful piece!!!! Fantastic job!!!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#7 posted 03-17-2014 03:38 AM

Well, first toboggan I’ve seen that wasn’t commercially built. Very well done. I tried steam bending a few times without very good success, it is almost an art in itself. Not a as easy as it looks like it would be. Congratulations. Terrific job.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#8 posted 03-17-2014 04:06 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Well Executed also! Thanks for Sharing!


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#9 posted 03-17-2014 08:59 AM

Çok güzel olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

-- kani

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#10 posted 03-17-2014 11:45 AM

Very well done. Bending 9/16 that much is no joke.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#11 posted 03-17-2014 12:40 PM

Looks like it was a fun build not to mention a fun use

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#12 posted 03-17-2014 02:12 PM

Very nice, I’ve been thinking of making one this summer.

-- Al Hart

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#13 posted 03-17-2014 03:28 PM

Very nice, I have wanted to make one for years. My wife gave up waiting on me and picked one up at an estate sale so i guess I won’t be making one after all.


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#14 posted 03-17-2014 04:29 PM

Just curious, the sled is 7 boards wide, did you have any bends/boards end up as scrap?

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#15 posted 03-17-2014 04:39 PM

Very cool! Just like they were back in childhood, including the yellow rope. This has been on my list of “in the future…” builds, thanks for the inspiration!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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