Pallet/ 55 Gallon Drum Sled

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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

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benjaminwend

3 years ago

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

3 years ago on Introduction

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

3 years ago on Introduction

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 ;)