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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:00 pm 
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I must say that board looks pretty sexy.

Quick question for anyone following this thread. I'm looking for some .75" x .75" aluminum square tubing. 1/16' wall for a cat track. For 116 pieces 16" long I was quoted at $267 after tax. I'm just curious if those of you with your own pneumatic presses find that reasonable or if you would recommend a different material. Steel is much cheaper but it conducts heat a lot more.


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:31 pm 
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Now that is a snowboard...! Well done :headbang:

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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:57 pm 
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WhitePine wrote:
I must say that board looks pretty sexy.

Quick question for anyone following this thread. I'm looking for some .75" x .75" aluminum square tubing. 1/16' wall for a cat track. For 116 pieces 16" long I was quoted at $267 after tax. I'm just curious if those of you with your own pneumatic presses find that reasonable or if you would recommend a different material. Steel is much cheaper but it conducts heat a lot more.


Aluminium actually conducts heat a lot better than steel, other than that aluminium is a much better material to use as steel will weigh a LOT.
I would say you are paying a cutting fee as the pieces you ordered are only short and the material comes in 6.5m lengths.
Cut it yourself if you can and save some $


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Snurfer wrote:
Now that is a snowboard...! Well done :headbang:

cheers man. Its a 180 BTW


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:05 pm 
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BobGnarly wrote:
WhitePine wrote:
I must say that board looks pretty sexy.

Quick question for anyone following this thread. I'm looking for some .75" x .75" aluminum square tubing. 1/16' wall for a cat track. For 116 pieces 16" long I was quoted at $267 after tax. I'm just curious if those of you with your own pneumatic presses find that reasonable or if you would recommend a different material. Steel is much cheaper but it conducts heat a lot more.


Aluminium actually conducts heat a lot better than steel, other than that aluminium is a much better material to use as steel will weigh a LOT.
I would say you are paying a cutting fee as the pieces you ordered are only short and the material comes in 6.5m lengths.
Cut it yourself if you can and save some $

Suprisingly, cutting it myself only saves $30.


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:59 am 
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awesome stuff bob gnarly... really impressive...


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:32 pm 
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Pure art. Very sexy!

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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:56 pm 
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BobGnarly wrote:
A few pics of my first board build, there were a few teething problems but Im pretty happy over all.
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WOW first one, looks amazing! Nice work.. Reminds me of the Gentemstick boards in Niseko.

Man I wish I had a garage.


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Ive now built 4 solids and 1 split and Im starting to get the hang of it! Unfortunately I had a disaster with the split when I was laying it up, the dowel that aligns the top sheet broke off and cause the sheet to shift and mess up the margins! Its purely cosmetic but pisses me off none the less lol.
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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:26 pm 
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Nice boards Bob! How are you doing your sidewalls? Are you vacuum pressing or neumatic?


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:39 pm 
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Those look gorgeous. I'm a big fan of the all natural look. Hire is the stiffness? Have you had to dial it in?


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Darrick wrote:
Nice boards Bob! How are you doing your sidewalls? Are you vacuum pressing or neumatic?

The sidewalls are urethane plastic that I pour into a trench on the core blank before it is profiled. It works awesome. I built a pneumatic press.

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WhitePine wrote:
Those look gorgeous. I'm a big fan of the all natural look. Hire is the stiffness? Have you had to dial it in?

Every board I built has a different core thickness so I can find exactly which one suits me best. They go down in 0.2mm increments with the split being the thickest


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