Introduction: Pallet/ 55 Gallon Drum Sled

This project is made of material that could be commonly found. It is also a simple project the looks nice and makes a nice sled

Step 1: Material

- carpenters square
- exacto knife
- assortment of drills
- paint scraper or spatula
- safety glasses
- 80 and 120 grit sand paper and Palm sander
- 2 c- clamps or vise grip
- wax bar
- wood putty
- 2 zip ties
- saw zaw with metal blade
- circular saw
- power drill
- screws
- bench or saw horses
- nail set
- string
- and 2 u- bolts
-pallet
-6 inch piece of baboon

Step 2: First Step Pallet to Boards

-select pallet
I selected this pallet from my local dump it was originally double in length
- I used the saw zaw and nail set to remove nail from boards
- I then dissembles the pallet so I had 6 boards
- only need the 1x4s and 1x10s you may throw away the 2x4s

Step 3: Second Step Building Base

- resize 1x4s to 20 inches or with or other board
- clamp 1x4s to end of 1x10s
- then locate and predrill holes for screws
- drill holes
- screw holes into to predrilled holes

Step 4: Third Step Filling Cracks

- at this time I filled all the cracks and knots with woods putty
- I also filled the space in between the two 1x10s

Step 5: Four Step Sanding and Waxing

- I sanded and waxed the bottom of the sled to have less friction while sledding
- I when over the boards the boards with 80 grit sand paper and then 180 grit sand paper
- I then went over the boards with canning wax

Step 6: Step Five Plastic Drum Front

I then cut a 20in by 15 in plastic square out of a 55 gallon drum this will turn out to the front of the sled

Step 7: Step Six the Right Angle

- First I screw the plastic sheet to the base of the sled
- I drilled two holes on each side of the 1x4s so u-bolts will fit
- I then drilled two holes Parallel to the u bolts on the plastic sheet and stringed zip ties to attach string to
- I them tied a string from one to another and adjusted it to a angle of my liking

Step 8: Step Seven Painting Optional

- I though a black paint job would look nice on my sled

Step 9: Step Eight Optional Handle

- I used a bamboo chuck off an old fishing pole
- I then drilled though the bamboo and pulled the strong though
- I then tied a string to each string already on the sled

Comments

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CoolHanMatt made it! (author)2015-12-16

Ok so happy and sad about this post. Its a cool post, but I'm a little dismayed because its almost the exact same thing I was going to enter into a contest and bummed that my potential entry was already on the site.

Ok so let me offer my take.

I cut the plastic barrel all the way around the circumference. I left the front curved almost exactly like you did. But screwed 2 2x4s maybe 4' long along the inside to make it stiff and straight. They also provide kind of a rail so the kids don't slide out to one side. Then sled done.

The plastic barrel bottom is super tough and very slick on snow and ice so it slides like a dream. Almost too good!

It got really fun when we hooked it to the 4wheeler. The bottom having a curve to it made it very stable and track straight.

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seamster (author)CoolHanMatt2015-12-16

*cough cough* ;)

https://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Barrel-Toboggan/

You should still post yours. There's nothing wrong with multiple posts all on the same topic. Go for it!

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CoolHanMatt (author)seamster2015-12-17

I would but at the time I built this I knew nothing of documentation for the greater good. Sadly, I took no pictures and have no more plastic barrels to destroy.

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benjaminwend (author)2015-05-28

I got the baboon off a old baboon fishing pole I bought at a action for a dollar for about 10 7 ft poles great for other projects

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ixijimixi (author)2015-02-23

I'm going to have to try this out. I'm getting sick of destroying sleds and inner-tubes.

But where would one go about getting a six inch piece of baboon? I'd rather not end up with a restraining order from the local zoo ;)

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ixijimixi (author)2015-02-23

I'm going to have to try this out. I'm getting sick of destroying sleds and inner-tubes.

But where would one go about getting a six inch piece of baboon? I'd rather not end up with a restraining order from the local zoo ;)

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benjaminwend (author)2014-12-09

Thank you

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