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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The Seat Pan is made out of 1/2" plywood and is shoulder wide. No specific reason for the shape. Make sure that all corners are well rounded. Attach it to the rail with 1 1/4" wood screws , no glue. The handles measure 2" high , 11" long and 1" wide and be sure there are no sharp corners. Attach the handles from the bottom of the seat pan using 1 1/4" screws, washers and glue.