Boy Scout Klondike sled

I always enjoy posting my boys or Scout projects more than anything I build. Probably because my wife or I actually take pictures of their endeavors more than the things I tackle.
It took two Sun afternoons and about 2 1/2 pallet parts to complete. I donated some maple for the skis, resawn thin enough to bend for the ski lamination.
Th actual Klondike campout weekend was a brutal one for the boys. I was not there because of a shoulder injury so I could not share in the frozen ……..uh….everything. But they all came out of it with a little more appreciation for proper cold weather camping prep and the importance of staying dry. Lots of frozen boots, jackets, clothes, sleeping bags, etc.

The ski lamination with some West Systems epoxy.

Frame construction.

Getting close to mounting the skis.

Massaging the skis for a smooth glide……..

Pretty much wrapped up at this point. Notice the wheels on the back support in case of no snow. Ha..there was plenty of that white stuff…….
Also a big thanks to Mr. Zobl for helping out.

Involve your kids and grandkids. They'll love you for it!

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Bentlyj ...

Cool project, Always fun to work with the kids.
Hope you hang out here, I’m going to give it a try for a while. Be talking with you.

kdc68 ...

The sled turned out great…nice looking shop you have there…thanks for sharing….

a1jim ...

I love to see kids create.

Mark44 ...

It’s always great working with kids. I have 25 to 30 year old men stopping by the house thanking me for showing them how to fix their bikes and a letting them help with woodworking when they were little kids.

Also, I am impressed and envious of your clamp inventory. In fact, my local Rockler store would be envious. Looks like you could build a bowling alley lane and have a lot left over. Any idea of how many?

GaryL ...

Mark….you know how it goes…you can never have enough!!

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Boy Scout Klondike sled