Make a “sidewalk runabout” and a sled wagon

Make a “sidewalk runabout” and a sled wagon

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Med Wagon Skis
Modern Mechanix has a couple great projects (and ideas) from over 50 years ago for snow and sidewalk transportation.

More @ Modern Mechanix – Link.


  • Runners Convert Wagon (Dec, 1947) – Link.
  • This Sidewalk Runabout is Easy to Build (May, 1938) – Link.
  • The Maker File:
  • Colin Berry reads Spinout, the story he wrote for Make Volume 07 about his brother’s efforts to build and race a car in the soap box derby in Longmont, Colorado. Unfortunately, he was up against more than just his own bad luck. Introduction by MAKE & CRAFT publisher, Dale Dougherty – Link.

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From the pages of MAKE:

4 thoughts on “Make a “sidewalk runabout” and a sled wagon

  1. jswilson64 says:

    Man, I can see the dental bills from that Wagon/Sled now! Neat post, I love those old articles — the stuff they assumed “everyone” knew how to do was out there. Like melting babbitt metal at home to make bushings – who knows how to do that nowadays?

  2. yongoro says:

    I love the soapbox derby photo. I raced back in 1972. Boy, I wish I still had the car.

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