Kitchen Chair Mounted on Runners Makes Sled for Ice Racing Thrills (Feb, 1933)
Kitchen Chair Mounted on Runners Makes Sled for Ice Racing Thrills
YOU haven’t exhausted all the possibilities of sled construction till you’ve made this little gadget. It’s nothing more than a chair mounted on a pair of runners, but the fun it provides is endless. First lay hands on a pair of old sled runners and secure to them, in the position shown, the strap iron braces. To these are bolted the chair, which may be of the kitchen variety. On the stern of the runners nail a pair of blocks. This permits the ice gondolier to do a little riding himself when he gets tired of pushing you around. It will be a good idea to brace the chair firmly with wires, since it has to take an excessive amount of punishment. It is best to use as heavy an old chair as possible, and the bracing wires can be tightened by a tourniquet arrangement for twisting them together. The bracing principle is the same as that of airplane wings.â€”Chet Sullivan.