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This is a quick DIY sled Logan Williams and I built to celebrate the huge blizzard this past weekend in Boston. It's a luxury sleigh capable of extreme speeds and maneuverability - the Bentley Continental of DIY Sleds.


Video demonstrating our first experience of The Relaxitrator's inexplicable attraction towards lamp posts. (Note: Has some speed-induced swearing)

We only have photos of the complete sled but the assembly process is simple enough to explain. 

You'll need:
A pair of old skis
Some 2x4's
An office chair
Some rough-grit sandpaper
A drill
A Hand saw or chop saw for cutting 2x4's
A Hot glue gun
A Drill bit about 1/4 the diameter of your screws for predrilling
~30-40 Screws (we used some drywall screws we found lying around but this is definitely not optimal)

Step 1: Prepare the Runners

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Remove the bindings from the sacrificial skis.
Cut some 2x4s to the length of the chair seat. 
Drill the 2x4s into the skis where the bindings were. (We used 2 layers of 2x4s because we were concerned about snow clearance)

Make sure to drill the wood to the skis very securely - this is an important joint. To prevent spliting, be careful to leave enough space between the screws (about 1 1/2 inch) and always predrill your holes with a thin drill bit.   
 
u can also cut hockey sticks apart and nail them to the sides to turn and brake
BarginsTech2 years ago
I love the laughing as you roll over in the snow and we see your feet flopping around! HAHAHAHA!
canida2 years ago
This is awesome! Unsteerable sled of death FTW.

(And I've never seen the bike room so CLEAN. Weird.)
Aurimasmb (author)  canida2 years ago
post work-week :]]
Great sled. Like the idea!
vincent75202 years ago
"Oh ! S*** there is a little kid !!…" made my day !

;D
Video?
DainiusGB2 years ago
YES! SO AWESOME!