Flexible Flyer Sled

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The Flexible Flyer— When I was young, every kid on the block had a Flexible Flyer Sled…or wanted one. This is my tribute to that favorite mode of winter transport. It all started when a neighbor had a bunch of left over scraps of 5/16 oak flooring. I snagged them, and tried to figure out a good use. That fall, I made nine sleds for relatives and friends, including the guy who gave me the wood. Each sled was stenciled with the family name and “Flyer”.
A few people saw them, and ordered for the next season. I suppose I have made nearly a hundred by now. Most of the later ones have walnut runners and cross handle and birds eye maple slats. They are 16 inches long and 8 inches wide. I get the one-time use stencils from an outfit in CA; The Mad Stencilist…..a great guy by the name of Hugh Hoeger. They make a great holiday decoration on a table, mantle, or hanging on the wall.

-- jbschutz

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Joe Weaver

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 02:51 AM

what a great gift

-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 01-15-2011 12:10 PM

great idea and it’s very pretty looking – with the wood colours and the name.

I can see why you are selling lots!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 01-15-2011 08:01 PM

Awesome work! I can see why You have had several requests. I have made a couple of decorative sleds over the years only I fashioned the runners out of iron stock and the slats were Oak. I like the all wood look as well and the contrasting colors. The stencil work is a nice touch and thanks for the supplier info. Adding to my favs !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#4 posted 01-16-2011 05:51 AM

Great looking sled. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 01-17-2011 03:08 AM

Been a long time since I’ve been on one of them. When I was a kid we didn’t have sleds…
Got the left over boxes from mom’s grocery shopping and slid down the hill on card board boxes.
Just as much fun, but boy I wanted one of them sleds!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#6 posted 02-18-2011 05:11 AM

That’s a really slick sled. May you get to make has many has your heart desires.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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