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Making a Sled


#1

i have a few ideas on how to do it. im thinking of getting a big tire, a platform of wood, puting that inside of the tire and nailing it inside of hte tire. then getting a pole and attaching it to the wood inside the tire, putting weight onto it. then i would drill 2 holes for a chain, loop the chain through both holes and drag it that way.

anyone have any tips? i need some help


#2

I have heard of guys using the bucket/barrow part of a wheelbarrow.


#3

The tire idea works good on grass, gravel or ashphalt parking lots. I either put some sandbags in it or just some rocks. Cheap is good.

TNT


#4

ya it is, cheap is very good. id rather make one and spend at the most 50 dollars then having to pay 400 at the least to get a decent one. plus making one gives u a "im a man and i can build anything, ha!" kinda attitude, and u get a sense of accomplishment. at least thats how i felt when i built my own board presses(2-5 boards)


#5

I went to a welding shop with plans I drew up and they built me one that would survive nuclear holocaust for $100. I'll try to post a pic.


#6

I hate to sound Junk yard but I bet a hood of a car would work well.


#7

www.joshua-davis.com

then articles and on the bottom you should see DIY equipt.


#8

I bought mine from WSB for 110$. I think it is well worth the money.


#9

Gotta agree with ya on this one Pittbull.
Personally, I use a smaller tractor tire with a chain hooked to a powelifting belt. I add dumbells on the inside rim of the tire if I need more weight.


#10

a tire and plywood sled should cost free... a good sled will probably run you around $100