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Project by jeffswildwood posted 11-12-2018 01:23 AM 1071 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I made a little sleigh. I wasn’t really happy with it so I asked for advice from my friends on lumberjocks. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/291937

Since then life threw me a curve ball and I have not been in the shop at all until recently. I took all the advice I received on my forum topic and made a new prototype. This is what I came up with.

I added the curved runners and a dowel between the fronts. A little paint and now I like it! A simple little project that was a lot of fun to do. I have several in the works and think they may make nice gifts. It’s seven inches long and three an a half wide. All made from recycled shelf lumber. Thanks for looking and it felt good to be back in the shop for a bit.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".





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#1 posted 11-12-2018 01:26 AM

Glad you got a little shop time and made a good looking project, Jeff!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 11-12-2018 01:26 AM

I like it well.

I understand the withdrawal too; been there—no choice of my own though!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 11-12-2018 01:28 AM

nice to see you back in the shop Jeff …. I do hope your wife is better …. NOW thats a sleigh GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 11-12-2018 01:30 AM

Thanks Dave, it really felt good to be back. Thanks ralbuck, wood working withdrawal is tough! Like you, no choice of my own. Thanks Tony, getting in the shop was a nice stress relief. And the first one goes to her! Glad you guys like it!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 11-12-2018 01:47 AM

wrong button-woops

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 11-12-2018 02:20 AM

welcome back. Sleigh looks great!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 11-12-2018 02:34 AM

I like the new design. Good job sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 11-12-2018 02:45 AM

Sharp looking little red sleigh! Nice work Jeff!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 11-12-2018 03:38 AM

The curved runners on this gives it the perfect look. You’ll be dashing thru the snow soon. Fill it with candy and it will disappear as fast as presents.

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

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#10 posted 11-12-2018 05:29 AM

They are so cute…especialy coloured!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 11-12-2018 12:23 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone. I did have a lot of fun making these.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#12 posted 11-12-2018 01:33 PM

Good one, jeff!

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#13 posted 11-12-2018 03:08 PM

What a timely project Jeff. Glad you are back doing what you enjoy!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 11-12-2018 03:32 PM

Nice Jeff! Glad to see your back in the saddle ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#15 posted 11-12-2018 03:51 PM

Thanks hairy, Lee and Ken. This is a great project to get my feet wet and back in the groove. My shop cat Zoey is even happy to be back in the shop with me. All the wood I have usable right now is old shelf wood I been planing back to 1/4 and some box elder from Rich. I need a trip to the lumberyard!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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