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Kick Sled Building: Push and Glide

Course Overview

Scandinavians know how to move on snow. Follow in their tracks, and take advantage of snow-covered roads, sidewalks and trails by crafting a kick sled this winter. Learn both basic and advanced woodworking skills; from laminating wood to make runners to shaping a customized handlebar used for steering, you’ll walk (or glide) away from this course with some carpentry know-how as well as a sled. Up to two people may participate for the base tuition, so it’s a great family project. A completed sled measures 72”L x 16”W x 36”H, but collapses for easy transport. With gloved hands, grip the handlebars, push and glide! Give your friend a ride or add an exciting element to your dog walking routine this winter on your new, handcrafted sled.

 

This course offers an intriguing mix of both basic and advanced woodworking skills. The sleds will be made with white ash wood. Building tasks will range from hand-shaping the handlebars to laminating the bent runners.  Both hand tools and power tools will be used during the project.

Course Details

Length: 2½ Days