Energy & Sustainability
Homebrew sled out of skis

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Jeff at Out Your Backdoor recreated his brother’s fast sled design this winter:

What you do is take a plastic tub sled ($10 hardware store) and screw a pair of XC skis to the bottom of it—if it’s a sled for kids—or a pair of metal-edge downhill skis if adults might use it. Use stout, short screws and big washers to avoid pull-thru. Then you glue foam-padding to the inside of the tub.

Apparently the only problem is that you can’t turn. If I lived in a place with snow, as I once did, this would be on my project list; great for recycling an old pair of skis! – [via] Link.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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