Introduction: DIY Ski Bob or Ski Sled - Ski Rodel Selber Bauen
I don’t know if this counts as a proper Instructable because I missed to document the build process with pictures, videos, etc…
But I wanted at least to share the plans, drawings and CAD files for others as an inspiration.
Step 1: History
If you have some old skis lying around and basic woodworking skills, you can easily build this Ski Sled. There are three different versions which differ in the kind of used materials. For the 3rd version you need access to a CNC milling machine.
About 8 years ago, I built the first Ski Bob or Ski Sled for my son. I got the idea from a website which unfortunately doesn’t exist anymore. As my son moved to the Alps two years ago, he was in the right spot to get his old sled back to life. His friends started to rebuild the sled which led to version 2.
And meanwhile I designed a version which can be milled out of 9 mm multilayer plywood.
The Ski Sled is easy to use, very maneuverable and, depending on the materials, it can be lightweight and easy to carry. It is recommended to use waterproof wood glue and some kind of coating to protect the wood against moisture. A seat cushion is optional (but comfortable luxury).
I hope the drawings are self-explanatory enough, but if there are any questions, feel free to ask!
Have fun and enjoy the snow!