Introduction: DIY Sled (hack of IKEA's Frosta Stool by Andreas Bhend and Samuel N. Bernier)

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While making the IKEA Draisienne, we also made this sled, using the same principles. Two Frosta stools hacked into something else, without any waste. Andreas haven't made one of his famous manual for this one, but since it is pretty simple, I'll explain...

The plastic parts are 3D printed on a Makerbot Replicator. You can either upload them from leFabShop's thingiverse account : http://www.thingiverse.com/LeFabShop/designs or order them from us at www.lefabshop.fr

p.s : special applause for this guy in UK who had the idea long before us : http://www.ikeahackers.net/2011/05/frosta-sledge.html


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Step 1: Team

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It will be more fun if you do this with a friend, or someone from your family. We actually think that this is maybe the best father and son DIY project ever made since the tree house. ;p

Step 2: Find the Proportions

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Almost all the parts are perfect the way they are. You'll just need to find the good proportions for your kid's behind.
We wont give you dimensions, follow your guts!

Step 3: Flatten the Circle

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You'll have to cut two flat and parallel sides to the seat. Use the proper tools to make sure that you are perfectly parallel!

Step 4: Make It Strong

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Once you got the skis and the seat right, you'll have two parts left. Cut them to the proper lenght (they should be cut equal to the distance between the front skis. Use screws, glue and wood pegs to make it super strong.

Step 5: Parts Left

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You'll have two curvy parts left. Keep them to make a back handle later, if you want.

Step 6: Print and Assemble

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This toy looks better with a little finition. The 3D printed parts are slightly functionnal. They protect from accidents, make the skis stronger and the handle more confortable. You can either print them yourself from our Thingiverse account : http://www.thingiverse.com/LeFabShop/designs
O
r buy them from le FabStore (soon) www.lefabshop.fr

U
se wood pegs, screws and glue everywhere needed. When you got a flat surface between two parts, use it ;)


Comments

_stefan (author)2013-05-02

At least some credit would be nice: http://www.ikeahackers.net/2011/05/frosta-sledge.html

le FabShop (author)_stefan2013-05-02

Haha,
It is back.
As weird as it may look, we didn't know this project before the sled was entirely completed. We were stunned by the coincidence at the moment we decided to publish it. After all, how many different designs can you come up with when you decide to design a sled out of the frosta stool. So, we at first decided not to publish the hack. We used our energy to make the Draisienne look even more awesome with a full manual, but left the sled as it was, with no further details on the fabrication. No problem for the credits. Morris's sled definately came first. But this one does look much better : http://www.detnk.com/node/1679

_stefan (author)le FabShop2013-05-03

Okay then :)

shazni (author)2013-03-24

hmmm....wish I wasn't living in a tropical island....the possibility of snow is like zero! Currently is sweltering hot and humid....I'm practically melting!

euroserf (author)2013-03-22

Excellent project,......... we don't get snow every year in Ireland, but I'm going to build one of these for my niece and nephew to use when we do get a bit of snow in the Dublin Mountains, a pity we can't sled or toboggan on peat or rain LOL !

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