Building my First Board, or how to spend +200hours

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Zippace
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Building my First Board, or how to spend +200hours

Post by Zippace » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:33 pm

Okay, half a year ago I needed a new board but the one I wanted was around 650€. It was the Arbor Coda Camber with griptech, uprise fenders and veener on top. The idea for building my own snowboards was stucked in my head for years but after the first idea I recognized how much work it really is. Therefore It stayed with the idea. Until now. Before I buy a board for 650€ I thought I could spend 300-400€ and build my own.
First of all I have to say I was going the rough way with a lot of work that could have been done easier but in the end it was worth the work and I learned a lot.
I wanted to build this board in 2 weeks because our skiing holiday was in 2 weeks and I wanted a real veener topsheet board with griptech edges and uprise fenders.

I started my research, to bad I didn't knew this forum so all my informations came from youtube and other websites. Mostly from a short documentation about the never summer production hall.
After that I looked up at the board specifications on arbor and tried to rebuild the shape, guessing the missing informations.
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After that I purchased the material (wood core, biax, base, edge, abs sidewall, epoxy, inserts,...)
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And the cheapest vacuum pump from china that could be used for a long time and brings up to 0,8bar relative to atm. I only had to connect some cabels and build a solid plattform with a pressure measurement and some tubes to get it ready to go.
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I had no printer or any other way to get the template of the camber form so I had to measure the height from the camber form in the programm, every 5cm and made a template out of thin wood. After that I draw the template on the cheap wood boards, cut it with a jigsaw and glued it together. After some boards i realized that the jigsaw had a bevel blade... But It was the only tool I had and I thought I could sand it clear
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I didn't want to buy new wood so I tried to get it smooth but It was just to much out of shape and I didn't had the right tools for it. A plate sanders was the only tool I had unless normal sand paper so I sticked with it and got a thin wood cover to get a clear "uneven" form.

Zippace
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Re: Building my First Board, or how to spend +200hours

Post by Zippace » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:37 am

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I bought some drawing papers A3 and put them together to get my template for the word core. Again, measuring the graphic and put in on by paper by hand. And another turn for the wiggly jigsaw to cut it out. I cut some abs sidewalls and glued them to the core. For the core thickness I used a Electric planer and tried to get the smooth with a plate sander. Wrong tools, make work harder so I needed at least 2 days for this
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Zippace
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Re: Building my First Board, or how to spend +200hours

Post by Zippace » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:00 am

After countless hours of sanding this was the end result. 3mm, 8mm, 3mm still bumby but for the first time okay.
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After cutting the base with a pair of scissors it was time for the edges. So i build a edge bending tool like i have seen others use.
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So much work and hurting fingers but i've got it, even with the edge grip. After that I had to drill the binding holes and everything was ready for the press.
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Zippace
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Re: Building my First Board, or how to spend +200hours

Post by Zippace » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:07 am

On this picture you can see the grip tech edge even better, and I have to say it cuts so good through the snow after trying it. But way more work.
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And the wood veener as topsheet, we had to stick them together with a tape, not perfect but it worked.
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The setup was base, biax, carbon fibers, wood core, carbon fibres, biax, veener
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Zippace
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Re: Building my First Board, or how to spend +200hours

Post by Zippace » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:14 am

I used a jigsaw to cut it out and a edge grinder to get the shape perfect.
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And after sanding and preperation of the veener with a lot of problems with the clearcoat it came out pretty good.
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mammuth
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Re: Building my First Board, or how to spend +200hours

Post by mammuth » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:44 pm

Furnier von der Unterseite mit Furnierklebeband zusammenkleben, dann klappts auch mit dem Spalt ;)
Tom

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Re: Building my First Board, or how to spend +200hours

Post by Zippace » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:53 pm

mammuth wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:44 pm
Furnier von der Unterseite mit Furnierklebeband zusammenkleben, dann klappts auch mit dem Spalt ;)
Oh guter Tipp. Haben es nur von oben geklebt weil ich dachte das es sonst nicht hält mit dem epoxy später. Beim nächsten wird auch unten geklebt, ist schon in Planung. Danke für den Tipp :)

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Re: Building my First Board, or how to spend +200hours

Post by mammuth » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:22 am

Das Furnierklebeband is wie eine Briefmarke, machst du nass und klebst auf. Durch die Löcher ist das Furnier gut zu verleimen oder in unserem Fall zu verkleben. Auf der Oberseite brauchst du normalerweise dann kein Klebeband mehr. LG
Tom

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