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The purpose of the Snowboard Construction posts on this site is to provide information on exactly how I built snowboards at Happy Monkey Snowboards, Inc., so that others may learn from it. This will not be a comprehensive treatment of all the different ways to accomplish these tasks, but rather just the ways that I have personally done it that have yielded success. 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.
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[[File:Veneer Finishing15.JPG|thumb|300px|Snowboard with a wood veneer top sheet, PTEX base, 22oz triax fiberglass on either side of a poplar/ash core. Made by me in 2011 using the techniques described in this wiki.]] This wiki provides information on exactly how I build snowboards so that other may learn from it. The information here is based upon my experience building boards for [http://www.happymonkeysnowboards.com Happy Monkey Snowboards, Inc.] from 2003-2010 as well as my continued personal building.
  
* The Basics category has posts that should give you a good overview of the process from beginning to end.
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This will not be a comprehensive treatment of all the different ways to accomplish these tasks, but rather just the ways that I have personally done it which work well for me. For alternatives see [http://www.skibuilders.com SkiBuilders.com] and [http://www.grafsnowboards.com GrafSnowboards.com], where they have collected detailed how-to’s on how they and others build siks and snowboards. SkiBuilders has a great forum with even more information on alternatives.
* The Advanced Techniques category contains the rest of the details, including part numbers, suppliers, materials, tools, etc.
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Enjoy,
If you have any questions that aren’t answered in these posts, 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.
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[[User:Head Monkey|Mike Magruder (a.k.a Head Monkey)]]
Disclaimer: some of the information in these posts can be dangerous. Use common sense, and if in doubt, consult a professional directly. Neither myself nor Happy Monkey Snowboards, Inc., can be held responsible if you injure yourself or damage your equipment through use of the information here. Proceed at your own risk.
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== Contents ==
Note: if you right click a thumbnail in any of these posts and select “Open link in new tab” or “Open link in new window” then you will get the images full size, rather than scaled for the normal picture viewer. All images are 1280 pixels wide and hopefully detailed enough to help you see everything you need.
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* [[Construction Overview|Construction]] – the steps to build a snowboard
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* [[Equipment Overview|Equipment]] – the machines and tools needed to build a snowboard
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* [[Materials Overview|Materials]] – the materials needed to build a snowboard
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* [[Resources Overview|Resources]] – background and basic skills for woodworking, composites, etc.
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* [[MonkeyWiki:About|About]] – purpose of this site, how to ask questions, and how to contribute
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== What about skis? ==
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I've built one pair of skis, and they turned out great. You’ll find that ski and snowboard construction are ''amazingly'' similar. You can use all of the information here to build either, even though it all refers to snowboards. It’s okay :)
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== Status ==
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There are a few placeholders, but otherwise the articles that are here now are technically correct and up-to-date. The only exception would be articles in [[:Category:Not Ready]]. Take them with a grain of salt. Any articles in [[:Category:Needs Editing]] just need edits for grammar and readibility.
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[[Category:Needs Editing]]
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Latest revision as of 23:47, 3 February 2016

Snowboard with a wood veneer top sheet, PTEX base, 22oz triax fiberglass on either side of a poplar/ash core. Made by me in 2011 using the techniques described in this wiki.
This wiki provides information on exactly how I build snowboards so that other may learn from it. The information here is based upon my experience building boards for Happy Monkey Snowboards, Inc. from 2003-2010 as well as my continued personal building.

This will not be a comprehensive treatment of all the different ways to accomplish these tasks, but rather just the ways that I have personally done it which work well for me. For alternatives see SkiBuilders.com and GrafSnowboards.com, where they have collected detailed how-to’s on how they and others build siks and snowboards. SkiBuilders has a great forum with even more information on alternatives.

Enjoy,

Mike Magruder (a.k.a Head Monkey)

Contents

  • Construction – the steps to build a snowboard
  • Equipment – the machines and tools needed to build a snowboard
  • Materials – the materials needed to build a snowboard
  • Resources – background and basic skills for woodworking, composites, etc.
  • About – purpose of this site, how to ask questions, and how to contribute

What about skis?

I've built one pair of skis, and they turned out great. You’ll find that ski and snowboard construction are amazingly similar. You can use all of the information here to build either, even though it all refers to snowboards. It’s okay :)

Status

There are a few placeholders, but otherwise the articles that are here now are technically correct and up-to-date. The only exception would be articles in Category:Not Ready. Take them with a grain of salt. Any articles in Category:Needs Editing just need edits for grammar and readibility.