|Forum topic by TheGeekPub||posted 11-09-2015 05:52 PM||771 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
11-09-2015 05:52 PM
Several years ago my son pestered me until I gave in (any Dad’s out there?). Together we made some old school skateboards (link to my article and video about said project). Short story: Basically a 3/4” section of scrap oak and some trucks from an old roller skate.
Well, now he is pestering me to make a real skateboard (and some for his buddies). He wants to make them from them completely from scratch. This includes plying the skateboard and putting it into a mold and pressure forming it.
OK. I think I have most of the process figured out, but I was hoping someone could help me with two things:
1) I am planning to re-saw the plies on the bandsaw. I don’t however have a drum sander to clean them up with like I see in all of the YouTube videos. Do you think it would be possible to plain them on the planer maybe using some melamine MDF and some spray adhesive?
2) Since my jig is going to be made from laminated MDF or pine it won’t be made from metal. This means I have to put something between the jig and the plies to apply heat to them. Has anyone ever done this before? What’s the best way to apply heat to the wood while its being held in the jig?
Thanks for all your ideas!
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