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This wiki is here 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 [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 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 as owner of Happy Monkey Snowboards, Inc., from 2003-2010 as well as my continued personal building to this day.
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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], where they have collected detailed how-to’s on how they and others build siks and snowboards, and host a great forum with even more information on alternatives.
  
 
Enjoy,
 
Enjoy,
  
[[User:Head Monkey|Head Monkey]]
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[[User:Head Monkey|Mike Magruder (a.k.a Head Monkey)]]  
 
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== Overviews ==
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The following pages provide overviews of various parts of the process, with links to other pages.
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* [[Construction Overview]] – the steps in building a snowboard assuming you have all the equipment and materials.
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* [[Equipment Overview]] – the machines needed to build a snowboard.
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* [[Materials Overview]] -- the materials needed to build a snowboard.
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* [[MonkeyWiki:About]] – purpose of this site, how to ask questions, and how to contribute.
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== Contents ==
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* [[Construction Overview|Construction]]
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* [[Equipment Overview|Equipment]]
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* [[Materials Overview|Materials]]
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* [[Resources Overview|Resources]]
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* [[MonkeyWiki:About|About]]
  
== Categories ==
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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 :)
  
The following categories will help you find all articles related to a particular topic:
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== Status ==
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There are a few placeholders which I will try to get to Real Soon Now, 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.
  
* [[:Category:Process]]
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* [[:Category:Equipment]]
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* [[:Category:Materials]]
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Latest revision as of 12:03, 6 February 2018

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 as owner of Happy Monkey Snowboards, Inc., from 2003-2010 as well as my continued personal building to this day.

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, where they have collected detailed how-to’s on how they and others build siks and snowboards, and host a great forum with even more information on alternatives.

Enjoy,

Mike Magruder (a.k.a Head Monkey)

Contents

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 which I will try to get to Real Soon Now, 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.