Some general descriptions for wood luge construction.
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Disclaimer Build (wood luge construction) The following design is based on the aluminum drop-rail design:
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Finish and Ride
Sand, putty, paint and mount the trucks and wheels. The front trucks are mounted close to the seat by most experienced riders. Note this shortens the wheel base. Some stability is lost in return for better steering/handling. It's recommended to research truck placement. Make sure you sand everything smooth, no splinters, round off all the edges and corners. Spray paint the rail and seat pan. Mount the trucks with 2" fine threaded (#10) screws with Nylock Nuts instead of lockwashers. Nylocks will reduce the chance of vibration "shaking" the nuts loose.Have fun, ride safe and always wear appropriate safety equipment with your new wood streetluge.
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