Some general descriptions for wood luge construction.
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Luge Board: 1-2 x 4 x 8' (rail and handles)
1-1/2" x 2' x 4' standard sheet of plywood. (seat pan)
1-1/4" x 2' x 4' standard sheet of plywood. (gussets)
1- 1" diameter metal conduit and 7/8" diameter wood dowel , both 11 1/2" long. (foot pegs) Use a hollow 1" diameter metal broom handle and a smaller 7/8" diameter wood broom handle to place inside of the metal piece.
1-24" long metal framing strap. Home Depot (nerf bar)
(as shown in photographs - professional riders use trucks specifically designed for streetluge - Independents are commonly used and may 'stress' at high speeds and/or G-forces - pro riders use Doh-Doh bushings with trucks made specifically for streetluge - use of Doh-Doh's with Independent trucks may result in the bushing splitting due to improper fit - always inspect your equipment before you ride and replace damaged bushings)
(recommended wheels are specifically designed for streetluge and use a race core with a polyurethane wheel.)
Bearings-NMB ABEC-3 (as shown in photographs - professional riders use a rating of about ABEC-7)