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  • #575362
    vapor
    350 Posts

    Picked up a few priors at the ski swap and am going to build a few board up for friends.
    the first is a spearhead that took a week to fab up. and i will document the process on the kyber.






    #644752
    AndyT
    47 Posts

    Tidy edge work. Is that a dremel blade you used for the channel?

    #644753
    vapor
    350 Posts

    Yes it is. The burr has cutting edges on both surfaces. There is a technique that i developed as the rpm is too fast for the blade,you have to take successive cuts as well as play with the on off button to keep the speed right

    #644751
    PJB
    31 Posts

    Rockler.com has an auxilary speed control that you could plug your router into and slow it down.

    #644754
    numbernine
    104 Posts

    nice work john, i was checking out some of the prior’s at the ski swap as well and was thinking i should cut it and then bring it to you for the edgework….there was actually a nice swallow tail there that was pretty reasonably priced that i am regretting not grabbing…

    nice work on that deck though….good to hear of more people around getting into it!

    #644755
    libtechsplit
    198 Posts

    awesome – another board VAPORISED 😆 . BTW i have about a hundred 8 inch long chunks of 3 inch round delrin if you can think of anything to do with them. theyre not quite wide enuf to make regular pucks out of.

    #644756
    vapor
    350 Posts

    Hey libtech. Soo close!,I machine the pucks to 3.140. Delrin is abit pricey so i’ll keep it in mind.
    Hopefully i’ll get these done up before the snow flys(still have a couple up for grabs but they can stay in reserve for now)

    Give me a hout when it gets deep enough and will do some touring.

    #644757
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    Nice work on the overlapping pucks as well.
    gary

    #644758
    libtechsplit
    198 Posts

    will do. i was thinking with that delrin that i could mill discs off and make hooks out of them… thats it so far. to make delrin pucks we’ d have to have access to a brake to make custom sliders…

    #644759
    vapor
    350 Posts

    Thanks gary. Having the pucks in one piece when assenbling really help with the fitup. using parts themselves to loacate and drill.
    It can be done faster with drill jigs and ill get around to it but this way has it fitup tight.

    #644760
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    you’ll also like how the board stiffens up a bit torsionally…totally reduces that chatter when on a icy windswept slope.
    Which, btw, is what the kootenay’s are full of…
    🙂
    gary

    #644761
    vapor
    350 Posts

    Thought i get a picture of them all together before i start handing them off ,the st on the end is mine so im going to leave that to last.

    #644762
    Huck Pitueee
    145 Posts

    Nice. You must have it down to a science. Although each split job isn’t the same have you figured your hours to do one? I’m thinking 130.00 bucks would be as low as I could go for a stranger.

    #644763
    vapor
    350 Posts

    Right now it takes about 2.5 hours to put in the inner edges. everything else has been done when i had time so its hard to quantify how much time it takes.
    I have gotten offers to do work for people and will but actually put this content up so people can learn from it and do it themselves…….that said not everybody has a digital readout mill at thier fingertips.
    For me the enjoyment comes from developing that improves on whats available, sometimes its not economicaly viable but still fun to do.

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