I learned a lot about snowboard construction while running Happy Monkey Snowboards, Inc. Much was learned through trial and error, but I also learned from a small but dedicated world-wide community of ski and snowboard builders. With Happy Monkey’s commercial enterprises ending it seems only fitting to document my methods for that same community. I’ve created a wiki on my personal site to capture everything from descriptions and photos of various techniques, to part numbers and information about how I built many of the tools. I will continue to add to this as I build snowboards for myself throughout the coming years.
Simply start on the main page of the wiki: http://www.happymonkeysnowboards.com/MonkeyWiki
For alternatives to these techniques see SkiBuilders.com and GrafSnowboards.com, where they have collected detailed how-to’s on how they and others build boards, and have extensive and active forums with even more information on alternatives.
If you have any questions that aren’t answered on this site, or clarification on something that is here, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to help you out. I’m constantly answering questions and helping out other small builders, so don’t be shy. There is a thread at SkiBuilders on our process that may be helpful as well.