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    Question How to tell who made Dog sled?

    In the early 90s, back when I was mushing, I bought a real nice wooden hand made sled from Rae's Harness Shop on Dowling Road in Anchorage . I traded another one in and paid some boot.

    Rae told me it was made by Dick or Rick Mackey but I can't remember which one.

    Anyone know how to tell which one of the Mackey guys made it. I've called and sent email messages to them but no answer.

    I've decided to sell it and want to make sure I provide the correct information.

    See pic. I added the basket.

    RR

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    What's wrong with you people?

    Can't you help out a fellow retired musher?

    RR

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    Perhaps none of us know. Chill dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
    Perhaps none of us know. Chill dude.
    Obviously!

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    Maybe George made it himself? Could Call Patricia Rae, I don,t know if she has a Phone listing, Son,s Are Bud, He used to race cars,And Robby? Thought he was in Soldna, Sorry i could not be more help than that,I have seen them in town here and there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusitnaAk View Post
    Maybe George made it himself? Could Call Patricia Rae, I don,t know if she has a Phone listing, Son,s Are Bud, He used to race cars,And Robby? Thought he was in Soldna, Sorry i could not be more help than that,I have seen them in town here and there.
    SusitnaAk,

    Thanks for the response.

    Pat said it was made by Dick or Rick Mackey. Like I said, I can't remember which one tho.

    I did try to find her number to ask her but no luck. I'll look again.

    Thanks again for your time. It's not a real big deal I guess. I just thght since I'm past the mushing age might as well sell it to someone who could get the most use out of it. I sure did.

    Regards,

    Rick

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    Rick,
    You may want to check out DogPaddleDesigns.com. Cody is a musher in Fairbanks and is doing well with a small business building and repairing dog sleds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jockomontana View Post
    Rick,
    You may want to check out DogPaddleDesigns.com. Cody is a musher in Fairbanks and is doing well with a small business building and repairing dog sleds...
    Thanks Jocko. I'll do just that.

    I wonder why none of the Mackeys ever returned my calls or emails?

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RocketRick View Post
    Thanks Jocko. I'll do just that.

    I wonder why none of the Mackeys ever returned my calls or emails?

    Rick
    Perhaps they are busy with a little thing called the Iditarod right now...

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    Hahhahaa yea perhaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbitten View Post
    Perhaps they are busy with a little thing called the Iditarod right now...
    I sent the emails and called last summer and fall.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
    Hahhahaa yea perhaps.
    I originally took the pics that are posted above in March 2008. I tried getting feedback from them about the sled right after that.

    Since then, 2009 & 2010, I have called and sent emails several times and finally just gave up.

    They, the Mackeys, have no responsibility towards me in anyway and I am not disturbed about it really..

    IOW, I wld love to be able to tell the person that buys the handmade sled who made it but hey....no biggie.

    Thanks for your concern and understanding. Compassion always helps huh?

    Rick

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    Well you didn't say that. If you can't take a little bit of joking, you probably shouldn't be here. I think thin skin + the internet = high blood pressure. And yea, I'm compassionate enough to not want you to stroke out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
    Well you didn't say that. If you can't take a little bit of joking, you probably shouldn't be here. I think thin skin + the internet = high blood pressure. And yea, I'm compassionate enough to not want you to stroke out.
    The mistake and assumptions are yours. Again....The mistake and assumptions are yours!

    I did not send the email to you. Yet you answered with no useful information except to jeer and have a deprecating insult on someone you do not know. Don't do no more assumpten'..

    IOW, if you can't be helpful and polite, keep away from those of us on this site that are.

    Rick

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    Sorry Rick, not claiming that one at all. You started it when no one would answer your question.
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    Just wanted to follow up and let you guys know mystery solved.

    I finally got an email from Dick Mackey. Here's the meat of it'

    <<
    To my knowledge Rick never made a sled. I used to have a sled shop but did not make that style. I sold my shop to Alan Marple in the late 70's and he went on to be a well known sledbuilder.>>

    Turns out that name struck a bell with me and indeed it was Alan that made the sled.

    Boy what an adventure to tract down what my memory failed to produce.

    Thanks for the posts and your time and ...well really your compassion..It's really warmed my heart.

    Rick

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