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Offline Dave Hadfield

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Re: Pulk Design
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2018, 02:35:56 pm »
I'm sorry, but I don't understand your bending set-up.

The final result looks good though!

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Re: Pulk Design
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2018, 04:08:19 pm »
I'm sorry, but I don't understand your bending set-up.

The final result looks good though!

A pieve od angle iron inside, a piece of flat bar stock outside, the material to be bent sandwich in between. look like some laminate flooring on top of the sled future bottom and a propane torch to heat up the UHMW material to help with bending and creating a new memory into it!!

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Re: Pulk Design
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2018, 06:57:37 pm »
Thanks, but when I look at the photos, I still don't see it.

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Re: Pulk Design
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2018, 07:56:27 pm »
Got mine bent up and formed today. The sled is done now just the tow points and the lashing system to do.

I cheated though. A friend owns a machine chop and I used a massive hydraulic brake to bend mine.

Kaifus, I like those metal hooks. Where did you get them?

Pretty easy to make I guess.

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Re: Pulk Design
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2018, 09:58:29 pm »
Thanks, but when I look at the photos, I still don't see it.

The photos show the sides being bent not just to 90 degrees but well past that as the bends will relax out a surprising amount. I sandwiched the UHMW between metal when bending and on what became the inside I used a five inch wide piece of flat bar stock (along with a piece of angle iron to keep everything straight), the five inch metal determined the finished height of the sled’s sides. On the outside I used another piece of metal but it’s width didn’t really matter.

"Kaifus, I like those metal hooks. Where did you get them? "

I just made them from aluminum tent pegs.
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Re: Pulk Design
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2018, 11:04:00 am »
Thanks a lot Kaifus! Now you went and made me order a sheet of 1/16 with some other stuff I had coming from Johnston plastics. I figure, why pay extra shipping right??

I have this habit of making sleighs and toboggans, selling them at a loss and making other ones. Solid plan right?? lol
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Re: Pulk Design
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2018, 05:41:32 pm »
Thanks a lot Kaifus! Now you went and made me order a sheet of 1/16 with some other stuff I had coming from Johnston plastics. I figure, why pay extra shipping right??

I have this habit of making sleighs and toboggans, selling them at a loss and making other ones. Solid plan right?? lol

Keeps you busy while making others smile-sounds like a plan. Do you deliver? https://www.wintertrekking.com/community/Smileys/default/rolleyes.gif