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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
<p>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.</p><p>Ok so let me offer my take. </p><p>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.</p><p>The plastic barrel bottom is super tough and very slick on snow and ice so it slides like a dream. Almost too good! </p><p>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.</p>
<p>*cough cough* ;)</p><p><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Barrel-Toboggan/" target="_blank">https://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Barrel-Toboggan/</a></p><p>You should still post yours. There's nothing wrong with multiple posts all on the same topic. Go for it!</p>
<p>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. </p>
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
<p>I'm going to have to try this out. I'm getting sick of destroying sleds and inner-tubes.</p><p>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 ;)</p>
<p>I'm going to have to try this out. I'm getting sick of destroying sleds and inner-tubes.</p><p>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 ;)</p>
Thank you

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