Baby/dog sled

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Project by Shanem posted 04-01-2015 01:31 PM 2161 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted a sled for the little man that was more stable then the traditional curved back one you can buy. I looked around the internet and could not find any plans to go by. All I could find were sketches from scout builds years ago. So I found a picture of a sled I liked and made up the dimensions as I went. The sled is made entirely out of left over birch I had.

I used bent lamination for the skis and the handle bar. The whole sled is lashed together as nails tend to work themselves out over time.

I tried it around the backyard and it slid well. Hope to get out this weekend and give it a good run.

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#1 posted 04-01-2015 04:26 PM

Beatiful. Is a art work!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#2 posted 04-01-2015 04:33 PM

That is really cool – My father in law built sleds and was a musher out of Tok, Alaska for many years.

he was well known for his sleds, some of which he would paint with black lacquer, and pinstripe in gold.
quite a guy, but getting slower now at 82

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#3 posted 04-01-2015 05:44 PM

Nice project. Can you give the dimensions?
Now you need a team of Welch Corgis to pull it. However Corgis are not much good in deep snow…legs too short.
Actually a few years ago in Oregon there was someone who had a team of Corgis that pulled a sled. They were in a local tire company’s TV add for a while.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 04-01-2015 06:24 PM

That turned out beautifully. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 04-04-2015 12:29 AM

How about some pictures of it in action?


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#6 posted 04-05-2015 01:52 PM

This is proof that you cant have too many clamps. Great work, i love it!!!

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