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Woodworker restores sleigh at farm (photos)

Sled bought from antiques dealer may date from late 19th century

Woodworker William LaRue has made a replica of an 1800's horse-drawn sleigh for client Chuck Curtis. The two-horse bobsled is made for passengers and cargo with a wheel option and skis for the winter.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Woodworker William LaRue has made a replica of an 1800's horse-drawn sleigh for client Chuck Curtis. The two-horse bobsled is made for passengers and cargo with a wheel option and skis for the winter.
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All Chuck Curtiss’ sleigh needs is a couple of horses and some snow and it will be good to go.

That same thing couldn’t be said a little over a month ago, when it was brought to LaRue Woodworking, rusty and rotting.

“It was really bad,” woodworker Will LaRue recounted. “Nothing was salvageable other than the metal.”

Curtiss, who owns Willow Marsh Farm on Hop City Road, bought the sleigh from an antiques dealer ...

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