As in Yugoslavia, the southern country, fanned by the warm winds of the Adriatic, also like to ride a mountain on sleds? Love! And even come up with their design is such that it can g be used and we northerners in the snow in the Russian mountains.
We have selected many of the developments collected by Vekoslava Bonaros, some of the most interesting: both simple and complicated. With the last note, have to worry about thoroughly…
So the sled!
Speed of the toboggan is much higher than that of the conventional sled. Besides, he is able to “ride” from the whole family. The design uses parts from bent wood, so the work should begin with the manufacture of the bench.
The slipway is a plywood or a wooden Board of thickness not less than 20mm (this is useful for drawing Board). It fixed a wooden block of cross-section 50 X 75 mm, length 915 mm, and a part that is intended to bend the front part of the rails-ski toboggan. It can be cut and pasted together from four to eight layers of plywood with the subsequent joint processing in the dimensions indicated in the figure.
Runners-skis (7 pieces) best done of ash. Before bending the ends need a good steam in boiling water (duration of exposure not less than two hours).
After curing, the workpiece is removed from the boiling water and by means of clamps fastened in the stocks. To release these parts from the clamps are used only after 24-48 hours.
Toboggan will also need 6-8 oak bars section 25 X 20 mm and a length of 440 mm.
Assembly of the sled. The finished skids are placed on a flat surface and drill holes for screws through which the transverse bars are privernuty then to the runners. Place joints of rails-ski and cross enhanced by casein glue. The distance between the crossbars shown in the picture.
Front runners United by a rail having a longitudinal groove. To the cross bars by screws privernuty leather clamps (via skips rope with a length of 4.5—5 m). In front it passes through the holes in the skids.
Color. The sliding surfaces should be twice (intermediate drying) is impregnated with hot linseed oil and then beeswax. Toboggan is painted with bright enamel paints.