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Author Topic: Snow... Needed a snow related project ! It's done !  (Read 3638 times)

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Re: Snow... Needed a snow related project !
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2013, 08:35:40 am »
My ash here that I have bent was also not select. It was just mill run, except I picked the better looking pieces out. And yes, there are always bending failures even if the grain direction looks perfect. Some pieces will also be stiffer than others. I've bent some that would bend like a hot piece of plastic, hardly any resistance. And others where a bit more effort involved. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2013, 08:40:27 am »
 If you put someone in the third seat.. Where are you planning on jumping on.... Ya might be able to con talk Fish into coming up here and trying this out with Bill, he could keep da fire bug in check.. I'll sit back and watch and record  ;D :snowball:

 
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Re: Snow... Needed a snow related project !
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2013, 08:50:46 am »
 Todays mission is a trip to the hardware store.. screws, bolts, pull rope ( was going with 1/4 but seeing the mayden voyage trip ) I am going with 3/8`and some floor wax.
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2013, 11:18:52 am »
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I have no idea who's going to do the maiden voyage.... 

Why, a maiden of course. Look for one at the hardware store........ ;D
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2013, 11:51:07 am »
Great project!

How long did you leave the slats in the steamer? 

After sitting them in the bending jig, they are supposed maintain the bend without anything holding them that way?

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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2013, 01:23:20 pm »
I believe once the slats are screwed with cross members, the rope is looped through from the tip of the bend (knotted) then down to the beginning of the bend, then secured along the length for hang on tight handles. :D

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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2013, 02:12:35 pm »
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 I first let them soak over night in a barrel of water.  Slats are 5/16" thick and vary from 2" to 3 1/4" in width.
 I put them in the steamer and fire up the burner, I keep an eye on um till the steam starts to come out and let them in there for an hour or so after that.  I have kept the fire going till I have taken the last one out and have it on the form.
  Yes they will keep there bent form to a point , some spring back does occur, but I don't let them in the form for too long, I am guessing that if I let them sit till they are completly dry it would not spring back any. As SwampDonkey said, these have a rope go through the lip and is attached to a cross peice just below it, that will keep the curl in place, then the rope goes through each cross peice (one every 16") to the back to be used as " hang on tight " handles. A rope is also put through the front to be used as a pull rope.
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Re: Snow... Needed a snow related project !
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2013, 02:18:00 pm »
Thanks for the details.  Can't wait for more pics

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« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2013, 01:43:04 pm »
 With the snow coming down and pushing it around I have been set back a little, but have done some work to the tobggan.
 

 

  12 screws to every crosser, I use some wax on the tip of the screw, it sure helps when driving them in.

 

 

I drilled the holes for the pull rope and put it in for a look see! there is a crosser on the other side for stiffness. ( Also, when Raider and Moose come down the hill it really needs all the help it can have,.. )

 

 

    I have started at the front and working my way to the back with the crossers, and the hold on to rope. you can see here where the tow rope is knotted in.

 

 

  Two more crossers to go and then break down for finishing, floor wax or bees wax for the surface that will be in contact with snow, exterior grade Poly for the rest.   :snowball:

 

 


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« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2013, 02:03:51 pm »
Marcel, that is magnificent!
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« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2013, 02:22:34 pm »
That is some nice. I'm looking for my passport. I want to take the maiden voyage. But if you have any close neighbors they will be able to hear me and wonder what is going on.
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« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2013, 02:36:55 pm »
 Ray for any neighbour here the hear you, you will need a mega, megaphone..... ;D  And then some. If and when you do find your trav'lin' papers, you just get your butt over here and we will send you down the hill.  8)

 Jeff,   Thanks, I sure did not think there was so much to makin' one of those toboggans...  :-\ :D   
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Re: Snow... Needed a snow related project !
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2013, 02:44:50 pm »
Looks like there is enough room for Raider Bill's size 13s up front as long as he tucks them in and angles them out. ;D
It also looks like it's big enough for 3 so Fishpharmer is in. :)
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Re: Snow... Needed a snow related project !
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2013, 03:13:28 pm »
Reading this thread has me wanting to try building a toboggan...that's a great looking sled! 

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« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2013, 04:43:40 pm »
Like everyone has said, that is one fine piece of work my friend. And yes, I can believe the work into it is something more than a casual weekend project.

Very nice. :)

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« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2013, 05:02:55 pm »
WOW !! Looks great, Marcel  8) 8)

I got to say that knowing your place there a little, I'm wondering which hill you're going to go down ??? I keep picturing you getting air over the railroad tracks but my little fantasy ends at that point  :D
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« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2013, 05:54:17 pm »
Marcel, sign and date it. You have a great hand me down for generations to come.  smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2013, 06:27:23 pm »
 Joan.. Shiishhhhhh Don't let on that the hill can get ya air born , ya might scare those Floridian maiden voyage taken out of the ride....  ;D   :D
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« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2013, 06:54:16 pm »
A new meaning for "air time", although it will be much talked about. :D

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« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2013, 07:39:34 pm »
When I was a kid, we lived on the neighborhood toboggan hill. Literally. It was our back yard. Ail sorts of Church groups used to have toboggan and sledding parties at our place. I totaled our toboggan on it by putting a bale of hay and a sheet of plywood at the bottom.  The tobaggen came apart when we landed, and I had to be carried up the hill. I was a lot smaller when I was a kid. :D
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