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 Post subject: DIY done!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:39 am 
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Started with a GNU carbon high beam 167
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Finished with new paint (topsheet was all jacked up) and old Ride SPIs with Burton straps
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Turned out pretty good. Can't wait to go ride. So happy to be done snowshoeing. Thanks for all the inspiration and information. This forum was a great resource.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY done!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:26 pm 
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Looks awesome man! You look like you're just ahead of the game from where I am - working on my first split too and very much ready to be off of snowshoes.

Did you practice on a throwaway board first? If so, any tips/problems on transitioning to the real deal? I've made my practice board look like swiss cheese and I finally feel like I'm ready to work on the real deal and have it come out great. Still a bit paranoid though.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY done!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:31 pm 
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I love the DIY forum and all the threads within. Nice work dude, happy splitting!


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 Post subject: Re: DIY done!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:47 pm 
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Nice! Looks great! Have fun out there :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: DIY done!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:44 pm 
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Mushi- I didn't practice on anything. However, I did watch the voile videos roughly 250 thousand times and measured about 100 times for each step :lol:

Realistically, I guess you could say this board was a practice board of sorts. I had all the tools, I picked the deck up at Next Adventure in PDX for $50 and I got the voile kit for cheap, so if I had messed it up I wasn't out much.

But it was actually pretty simple, the Voile directions are very easy to follow and paired with the John Horn videos, it's a relatively simple project. There a probably a few things I will do differently on my next split (like using a drill press instead of a hand drill, a forstner bit instead of a paddle bit, and making sure the holes for the chinese hooks are perfect and trying the karakoram clips, to name a few)

But, that being said, I am very happy with how it came out and can't wait to lay down that first slash.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY done!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:04 pm 
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Looks like a production split from here! I like using a plunge router instead of a forstner bit. The depth comes out perfect.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY done!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:25 pm 
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Hey, cool. I'm also from Portland. Might have some handy info: If you want to use a drill press for your next split but don't want to buy one, check out the various Portland Tool Libraries. I'm in Sellwood and borrowed a bunch of stuff for a week to work on my DIY. I borrowed a drill press from someone at work, but at the SE library they had several drill presses. Also a table saw if you want to split your board that way. I borrowed a circular saw for the practice board, and the old, terrible blade produced a terrible cut, so you might need to buy a new blade if you go that route.

Speaking of which, that terrible cut led me to looking at places to get a board split via waterjet. I haven't done it yet so I can't report on the service, but I will report when my DIY is totally done. Place in Hillsboro estimated between $50-80.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY done!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:37 pm 
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I used a circular saw with a carbide tipped blade and I would do it the same next time. I used manufactured wood to create a guide and I couldn't be happier with the cut.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY done!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:40 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: DIY done!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:23 am 
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Rode for the first time yesterday. So glad I'm done with snowshoes. Stoke level has reached an all time high!


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 Post subject: Re: DIY done!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:38 pm 
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benlee wrote:
Rode for the first time yesterday. So glad I'm done with snowshoes. Stoke level has reached an all time high!




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 Post subject: Re: DIY done!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:55 pm 
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I like how you filled the old insert holes and repainted.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY done!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:25 pm 
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Looks Sick! Did this board have full metal wrap edges? I know most mervin boards don't, but I am looking to split a board that does, and was looking for tips for cutting through the edge cleanly.


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