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Project by trainrunner posted 08-11-2017 03:46 AM 1130 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this sled for my nephew to be pulled behind the snow machine. I used some skis for the runners that I purchased at the thrift store. Most of it was built with scraps that I had laying around. The roll bar is actually the end of an old futon I was getting rid of. For painting the deck part of it I sprinkled sand into the paint to keep it from getting too slippery. I added a foot rest to make it easier to stay on.

-- Work- helping fill out my workshop but giving me no time to use my toys.

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#1 posted 08-11-2017 03:03 PM

Cool sled!!!


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#2 posted 08-11-2017 05:48 PM

You did a wonderful job on this sled.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 08-11-2017 11:21 PM

Clever design. Love the skis from a thrift store and sand for butt traction. Mostly left over material. Love that part. I save too much material and when I find a use for 2 or 3 pieces it just makes me worse.

-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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#4 posted 08-12-2017 02:14 AM

Very nice design. It gives off a nostalgia look. I like the idea of skies for the runners, gives me an idea.

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

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