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Wink On the skids !

Waddya y'all think? Just made these two sets of skids out of HDPE. 1/2" screwed together to make 1" skids. 1 set is for a Toro and the other for my Ariens. They're by no means show quality but my blower isn't being entered in any contests. I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out. I cut out a bunch of blanks; probably 10 sets. These ought to last a lifetime though. This is the kind of stuff you do sometimes, when you're retired but not tired.
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Toro 724
Toro CCR 3650E
Toro 5/21 sold
Ariens 5/22 ss ..Sold
Ariens Sno Tek 7/24 sold.
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Nice! I see a busy opportunity !!
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do you ship up north ?
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Nice! I see a busy opportunity !!
Nah. I retired for a reason and it sure wasn't to make skids. But, I'll get rid of these and that'll be the end of it.

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post #5 of 19 Old 10-05-2015, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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do you ship up north ?
You pay the shopping and I'll ship 'em to Mars. You want/need a set? After these are gone they're gone. Wasn't thinking when I cut them all out. A fella gets his saw set up and just starts cutting not really considering what to do with this stuff.

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MAZEL TOV on that 1. there BROTHER JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nice handiwork I'm sure they will work very well.
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i have made similar for my 84 cub cadet but i used 1" thick UHMW polyethylene
and they wear better than steel and glide nicely over my concrete driveway.
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Nice work Joe. Thanks for the pictures too. Pretty much a how to series. I know you've probably covered it before, but where do you get HDPE for those inquiring minds that want to know?

I'm pretty much retired from the forum thing, but I check in every now and then.
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Nice work Joe. Thanks for the pictures too. Pretty much a how to series. I know you've probably covered it before, but where do you get HDPE for those inquiring minds that want to know?
He gets old breadboards from garage sales.

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