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I am currently building a bent wood toboggan. I will take you through the steps to successfully make an toboggan out of ash.
After selecting straight grained 8/4 Ash, I crosscut the piece to 72" long (Longer if you want a longer toboggan. Then, using a thin kerf blade on th...
I have found that pre-soaking the slats in water for 2-3 days greatly increases your success rate while bending.
The slats now need to be steamed, you can make a steam box out of many different materials. You can also produce your steam in any number of ways. We...
It is now time to bend your slats around a form. The form we use is made from a piece of PVC water pipe. It allows us to bend multiple slats in one s...
Cross members and can now be cut. Mine were 1 1/4 x 5/8 for the deck members and 1 x 2 for the top cross member. Any hardwood will do, I even saw a ...
After careful sanding, we applied two coats of exterior grade spar varnish. Open the doors or do this step outside!
We started at the top and and used a nut and a washer for backing, we also melted the ends of the knot to prevent slipping. It was threaded through t...
Holes were drilled and 1/4" nylon rope laced through and tied. We used washers and nuts to stop the knot from pulling through.
Time to get outside and fly down the hill!!! On second thought, give it to a kid and save a trip to the hospital.
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