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snowdog

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09-30-2010 01:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sleigh snow

We have lots of snow up here and I was thinking about building some type of sled that could be used to slay riding and maybe even be pulled behind my ATV.

I did a quick search here for “sleigh snow” but was not lucky enough to find anything.

Any thoughts?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..


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#1 posted 09-30-2010 02:35 PM

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=build+a+wooden+toboggan

:-)

-- Clay (Master Kindler) ~ Central VA

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 09-30-2010 02:48 PM

I use to have a real nice antique slay and from my memory of it it would not be very difficult to build one. The whole thing was made of wood. It’s construction was partly mortice and tenon and partly carriage bolts. The runners were about one inch wide and had an 1/8 inch thick metal ‘tire’ on the bottom of each runner.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Rick

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#3 posted 10-01-2010 10:24 AM

Did you try G O O G L E ? ? ? I just did, and there was MEGA Sites.

HA! Same suggestion as the “FLY” on Clay’s first Posting. Haven’t seen that in a Long Time. LOVE that thing!! Really makes the Point!

Clay: I’ve tried before to get that thing to work for me the way you did. No Luck! What’s the Secret My Man???

YOu can even send it to me VIA the “FLY” if you want…LOL…

Rick

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

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snowdog

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#4 posted 10-01-2010 01:47 PM

Yes I could do a google search but I was hoping to find someone here that actually built one for (what I would think are) obvious reason.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#5 posted 10-01-2010 02:13 PM

I have used old cross country skiis. Removed the binding and made two yokes out of wood to connect them, a simple top with tie downs and a movable wooden connector from sled to machine

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Claymation

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#6 posted 10-01-2010 02:13 PM

In my reading haste, I glossed over “search here” and just assumed you meant searched the web. sorry.

-- Clay (Master Kindler) ~ Central VA

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#7 posted 10-01-2010 02:15 PM

You’d be set if you were building a sleigh bed. :-)

-- Clay (Master Kindler) ~ Central VA

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Jim Finn

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#8 posted 10-01-2010 11:08 PM

I have images on photobucket but not sure i can get them in here. I have made two 1800’s style childs sleds of oak with bent /laminated runner fronts.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#9 posted 10-01-2010 11:11 PM

Nope ….... I cannot get the images from photobucket to appear here. Sorry.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#10 posted 10-01-2010 11:25 PM

OK Here is one

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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Jim Finn

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#11 posted 10-01-2010 11:28 PM

And one more photo. The runners are each made of a single piece of oak (from a pallet). I cut them soaked in water 24 hours glued up while still wet and clamped each in a form.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#12 posted 10-01-2010 11:31 PM

yet another failed (?)attempt to post an image here.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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Rick

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#13 posted 10-02-2010 01:24 AM

snowdog: Yes! That is a Very Valid reason. I missed it altogether and you have my Sincere Apologies for doing so!! Your “reasons” are now showing on here. If you don’t mind I’d like to offer one of them a little assistance to get some photos on your Post. Once again my apologies. Rick

Jim Finn: (AND Significant Other)

I did the “Properties” thing on your Images. The problem might be that they are a little large to fit on here. They show as 799×470. I’ve done this for others on here numerous times.

The last “Tutorial” is here http://lumberjocks.com/topics/20418 You’ll see a Resizing Screen from PB on there at the bottom, and how to easily access it. It boils down to…you can set it to Resize your images BEFORE you download from your Computer to PB OR …..you can resize your image(s) AFTER they are on PB for whatever purpose including Uploading to LJ’s.

I usually Load TO Photobucket at “Large” (PB sizing screen) which is 640×480 (that fits nicely on here)...OR “Medium” which is 320×240. They don’t show at Exactly that size because of the original Size Ratio of the Photo (Height To Width)

OKAY! Such a Lovely Couple in your Avatar …I’ll go into PB and pick those 2 sizes mentioned above and put them here.

Kids Large 600x465
I “Saved” a bench from the Neighbours Garbage. Re-Built it. Looked Lonely so I made and added the “Kids”. This is “Large” at 600×465.

Kids Med 310x240

HA! Here’s an example. I thought I had a “Medium” size for the above Pic. I didn’t so I resized the one above to “Medium” at 310×240.

When you do that you have a choice of “Make A Copy” OR “Replace Original”. I Copied!!!

Hope this helps Jim. “snowdog” Thank you.

Rick

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

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Moron

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#14 posted 10-02-2010 05:36 AM

x country snow skies

there is a practical application of math which results in eons of generations of people who buy skies, an those who think they can make better skiis by hand

from the hamburger bin I can assure you there is no quicker secret then to steal the ideas of those long since worn out

I’ve tried both ways

to date

my sleds ….............I cheat and use used X country, almost free at garage sales from some unsuspecting fat fool who thought they were going to loose weight by putting them on and doing the “twister”........without the mat? ...................honest to God, they make great, cheap, sleds

2 cheapies…............can haul a family of 5 ?

it must be a Canadian thing?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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snowdog

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#15 posted 10-02-2010 02:09 PM

No Worries Rick, apologies 100% accepted. We all miss stuff from time to time, I do it often in the shop <laugh>.

I like the idea of using old skies, although the fat boy comments from Moron are not 100% appreciated <laugh> being a fat boy myself :) (fat and happy for sure) but I never bought skies or fooled myself into doing “twisters”. I would rather ride my ATV and chop wood for winters.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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