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Kick Sled Building: Push and Glide

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.
 

Dates

New! Fri, Dec 02, 2016 - Sun, Dec 04, 2016 Nearly Full
(Early bird tuition deadline: 10/21/16)

Course Details

Length in days:
2 1/2

Hours:
Day 1: 5pm-8pm; Day 2/3 9am-5pm

Tuition:
$200.00 per student (Regular rate)
$185.00 per student (Early-bird rate)

Materials:
$290.00

Levels:
Beginner to Advanced

Age with adult:



Making it happen:
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You will need the following tools for this class:

  1. tape measure
  2. 6" square
  3. eye protection
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.
Randy Schnobrich Randy Schnobrich

Randy’s life in the North is a classic – he has mushed dogs, planted thousands of trees on his homestead and built eight outbuildings on his property (but still no garage). He moved to the North Shore from Wisconsin in 1994 with plans to raise a family and create a new lifestyle. After buying some land "back in the woods a bit," he and his wife built a woodshop and log home, a perfect spot to raise three kids and live a little closer to the earth. With more than 20 years of woodworking under his belt, Randy has built everything from cabins to dogsleds, commissioned furniture to custom doors. Nearly all of his interests lie in the outdoors, and he says it’s hard to remember life before Cook County.
 

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Kick Sled Building: Push and Glide

Kick Sled Building: Push and Glide