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Offline APPaul

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Re: HDPE toboggan build thread
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2017, 12:43:52 PM »
Looking Good!

I like the prussik cord tie downs. Stealing that idea and making some for my sleds for when I need an extra tie down.

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Re: HDPE toboggan build thread
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2017, 04:35:45 PM »
Ya, looks great Josh!
A wise man once told me: "There is no such thing as bad weather, just cheap equipment." :)

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Re: HDPE toboggan build thread
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2017, 07:59:08 PM »
Like the way you put your name on a couple the cross pieces. Was it difficult to get a result you were happy with?  I think I would manage to burn myself at some point in the process.
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Re: HDPE toboggan build thread
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2017, 01:27:57 PM »
Have you worked out some kind of containment system for your load?

A toboggan collects snow during the day, and gets heavier and heavier. If the load is in a tarp, and wrapped, the snow can't wedge in.

When you're pulling, all you end up caring about is weight.

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Re: HDPE toboggan build thread
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2017, 01:36:23 PM »
@BV  - no I'm not totally  happy with the result. Maple was hard to burn.. And I was working with 2 out of 8 wood burning bits... I found the remaining bits after I was done, figures eh?  The last project I wood burned was many years ago ...I burned all the lake/ river / creek names  into a canoe paddle marking my route across Algonquin park  i felt that turned out much better.  And ya I burned myself a couple times :).

@DH  I will use a tarp this year and maybe upgrade to a tank next year.



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Re: HDPE toboggan build thread
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2017, 06:32:56 AM »
Finished Product,... It's not perfect,... but it's mine.




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Re: HDPE toboggan build thread
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2017, 07:29:47 AM »
Good looking toboggan.

Perfection is overrated.
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Re: HDPE toboggan build thread
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2017, 08:00:12 AM »
Thanks!