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Project by zdanielz posted 10-28-2018 08:58 AM 456 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi,
I’ve been asked to build a board to improve stability on the scooter (the original is too narrow).

I used scraps wood from older projects (maple, walnut, teak, oak and sapele).

I finished it with 3 coats waterbased lacquer.

first, I like to hear what you guys thing about it..
and also, if someone have some idea how to do rough surface finish that looks good.

link to video build – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjjCE97DOEk&t=27s

Thanks,
Daniel.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 10-28-2018 09:32 AM

Very good replacement solution.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 10-28-2018 01:54 PM


I ve been asked to build a board to improve stability on the scooter (the original is too narrow).

first, I like to hear what you guys thing about it..
and also, if someone have some idea how to do rough surface finish that looks good.

link to video build – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjjCE97DOEk&t=27s

Thanks,
Daniel.

- zdanielz

I saw the video, but didn’t see anything about how you attached it? Is it just a snap fit? Or is it secured over the original some other way? I guess it would depend on the weight of the person using it, but out over the outer edges I could see a snap fit failing to stay secured, if you hit a rough patch, or leaned hard in a turn.

As for “good looking” rough finish, I don’t have an idea, but putting sand into a wet finish and allowing it to dry in is what most do, but it does muddle up the look.

-- Think safe, be safe

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MUST58GT

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#3 posted 10-28-2018 02:14 PM

hi Daniel,

Like a lot what you did with the scooter surface. There are a lot of e-scooters in our area and this will definitely make it stand out among all the others.

As for rough surfaces, I made a couple skateboards recently with the same problem. One option for you might be to use a few strips of grip tape, like that stuff they sell in boat shops for marine applications or whole sheets for skateboards. Suspect you don’t need more than a couple strips to improve the grip. If you’re into fishing or some other hobby, you could dress it up a bit by cutting a cool looking fish pattern (for example) without distracting too much from the beautiful woodwork.

Another option might be to a create router jig for evenly cutting some small round nose router bit slots across the surface.

Third, do you possibly know anyone in your area access to a CNC? That will give you lots of options for cutting a design, logo, etc across the top. For #2 and #3, you’d be relying on the “grip” of the texture of the wood surface but not covering the woodwork with grip tape.

Hope that helps.

-- Richard, Austin TX - "Every repair job is really just an upgrade oppty in disguise!"

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zdanielz

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#4 posted 10-28-2018 04:45 PM


I ve been asked to build a board to improve stability on the scooter (the original is too narrow).

first, I like to hear what you guys thing about it..
and also, if someone have some idea how to do rough surface finish that looks good.

link to video build – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjjCE97DOEk&t=27s

Thanks,
Daniel.

- zdanielz

I saw the video, but didn t see anything about how you attached it? Is it just a snap fit? Or is it secured over the original some other way? I guess it would depend on the weight of the person using it, but out over the outer edges I could see a snap fit failing to stay secured, if you hit a rough patch, or leaned hard in a turn.

As for “good looking” rough finish, I don t have an idea, but putting sand into a wet finish and allowing it to dry in is what most do, but it does muddle up the look.

- therealSteveN

It just snap fit and it secure great.

Sand sound really good idea.. i checked it on scarp wood to see how it looks.. thanks!

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zdanielz

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#5 posted 10-28-2018 04:50 PM



hi Daniel,

Like a lot what you did with the scooter surface. There are a lot of e-scooters in our area and this will definitely make it stand out among all the others.

As for rough surfaces, I made a couple skateboards recently with the same problem. One option for you might be to use a few strips of grip tape, like that stuff they sell in boat shops for marine applications or whole sheets for skateboards. Suspect you don t need more than a couple strips to improve the grip. If you re into fishing or some other hobby, you could dress it up a bit by cutting a cool looking fish pattern (for example) without distracting too much from the beautiful woodwork.

Another option might be to a create router jig for evenly cutting some small round nose router bit slots across the surface.

Third, do you possibly know anyone in your area access to a CNC? That will give you lots of options for cutting a design, logo, etc across the top. For #2 and #3, you d be relying on the “grip” of the texture of the wood surface but not covering the woodwork with grip tape.

Hope that helps.

- MUST58GT

I thought about skateboard grip but I didn’t liked it.. Unfortunately I don’t have access to cnc but I have router, and router groves sound good! Thanks!

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dannmarks

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#6 posted 10-30-2018 10:27 AM

lacquer – well, I like what you have done. Had a Skate board or two of my own – Geez back in the 60’s – yes that hurt to say that. So I hesitate to bring up the fact that water and lacquer are usually a problem. This would have been a great application for marine grade varnish. It is really cool looking.

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