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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
Mar 17, 2014
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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.
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#2 posted 03-17-2014 12:25 AM
Wow great piece, great details also, thanks for sharing
#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
You should do a blog on the process.
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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.
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#6 posted 03-17-2014 02:22 AM
Jeremy, That is a beautiful piece!!!! Fantastic job!!!
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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.
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#8 posted 03-17-2014 04:06 AM
Very Nice Project Indeed! Well Executed also! Thanks for Sharing!
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#9 posted 03-17-2014 08:59 AM
Çok güzel olmuş ellerinize sağlık.
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#10 posted 03-17-2014 11:45 AM
Very well done. Bending 9/16 that much is no joke.
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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
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#12 posted 03-17-2014 02:12 PM
Very nice, I’ve been thinking of making one this summer.
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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!
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