Author Topic: My Homemade $15 Sled! AKA The "Smitty Sled"  (Read 569116 times)

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #960 on: Jan 20, 2014, 04:31 PM »
Thanks for the compliments. All you do to raise or lower is put your feet on the skis so they don't move and lift to raise or push to lower. I am going to put some keepers on the stops to help with any lateral movement. The pull rope goes through the skis and then terminates at the sled. So you are always pulling against the stops. That way it will not collapse when you do not want it to.

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #961 on: Jan 20, 2014, 04:46 PM »
ljc nice job. I always wanted skis on my flip but didnt want to lift it on and off of them.

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #962 on: Jan 20, 2014, 06:10 PM »
ljc2tall..that is cool!!!
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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #963 on: Jan 21, 2014, 05:35 AM »
almost forgot about this one I made for my daughter

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #964 on: Jan 21, 2014, 05:36 AM »

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #969 on: Jan 21, 2014, 05:57 AM »
thomps, it looks like you repurposed my old Flexible Flyer! Well done!
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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #970 on: Jan 21, 2014, 06:04 AM »
yea cut It in 1/2 to make it wide as ya as want. and now I get use   my hunting blind  more. cheap flip up

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #971 on: Jan 21, 2014, 10:51 AM »
ljc2tall, you better get a patent on that. They need something like that on those tubs for the big shantys. ;D
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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #972 on: Jan 21, 2014, 11:23 AM »
Thomps...you are awesome! Some super cool engineering skills right there.  :thumbsup:
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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #973 on: Jan 21, 2014, 01:01 PM »
when you pay your bills and have little left you better use your noggin! hope this helps others out that's all

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #974 on: Jan 21, 2014, 01:02 PM »
Well said Thomps!
It is what it is....

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #975 on: Jan 21, 2014, 01:18 PM »
thanks  hope to see ya on the ice some day soon c-dog! the thing I like is that
your up off the ice  on ply wood  if you notice I been making most my huts like that.your feets gonna love it

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #976 on: Jan 21, 2014, 01:39 PM »
when you pay your bills and have little left you better use your noggin! hope this helps others out that's all

Nice sled, I like the way it flips over.
You are right about using your noggin. I am retired and have no pension or SS yet. So when I see something I would like, I try my best to come up with a way of making it myself.
 That is half the fun anyhow. Plus it gives me something to do on these very cold days.

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #977 on: Jan 21, 2014, 01:41 PM »
thanks  hope to see ya on the ice some day soon c-dog! the thing I like is that
your up of the ice  on ply wood  if you notice I been making most my huts like that.your feets gonna love it
So true about the feet...
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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #978 on: Jan 21, 2014, 01:45 PM »
ljc2tall  you do nice work mr

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #979 on: Jan 21, 2014, 01:59 PM »
next sled will do a wheel on it like a wheel barrel for  the long land drag if no snow

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #980 on: Jan 21, 2014, 04:34 PM »
Got a deal on 2 sets of CC ski's today for $15  ;D
Now I got to start making my sled if I can get the time!
Got some great idea's and will keep you all informed.
 

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #981 on: Jan 21, 2014, 04:42 PM »
great hope the post's helps

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #982 on: Jan 22, 2014, 01:39 PM »
Finally done.............Here's my Smitty Sled! :)

Pulls great.........tested this morning in 10 inches of fresh snow.

Thanks again Smitty! ;)




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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #983 on: Jan 22, 2014, 01:51 PM »
Nice Smitty baginwal... heck of a field test too!  :o

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #984 on: Jan 22, 2014, 02:52 PM »
nice job

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #985 on: Jan 22, 2014, 05:24 PM »
Here are a few pics of the completed drop down smitty sled. I do have to move my skis about 3" back so it will fit in my truck. Minor detail, won't affect the build or performance at all.







You can see how I put a brace on the outside of the leg stop. This keeps lateral movement to a minimum.
Now if the weather would warm just a little I will get it out on the lake.

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #986 on: Jan 22, 2014, 06:30 PM »
nice. did you make your own flip up frame also?

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #987 on: Jan 22, 2014, 06:36 PM »
I made the whole thing. Made the tub out of alum. Made the frame out of pvc. Sew the fabric for the tent. Bent pvc for the runners on the sled. I have about 50.00 in the whole thing.

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #988 on: Jan 23, 2014, 04:16 AM »
looks great

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #989 on: Jan 25, 2014, 09:19 PM »
5th year anniversary of this jewel of a sled today.

Congratulations and thanks Smitty.       :thumbsup: :clap:
      

 



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