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Saturday, January 08, 2005

Home-made Zamboni for the
Backyard Skating Rink

Zamboni machines are those vehicles that cruise around the ice between periods at hockey games, scraping the ice and laying down a thin layer of hot water to smooth out and resurface the rink. CBC reports that Leonard Fraser in PEI used a garden hose with holes in it, a level, and a towel for a flap to retrofit his John Deere riding mower to resurface the backyard skating rink:

A little duct tape compensates for the odd engineering defect, and a cinder block out front balances the load on the back.

"Duct tape is good," Fraser proclaimed

[Thanks to cmt for the link]
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