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PS:One Longboard

Postby bdring » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:37 pm

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Re: PS:One Longboard

Postby orcinus » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:20 am

Beautiful work :D
You should start selling them.
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Shorter Longboard

Postby bdring » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:28 pm

The first longboard ended up being a little too long for my daughter, so we we worked together on a shorter one.

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Yes....This is one piece of wood.

We wanted to put some holes through the board, but I was concerned about weakening the board too much. Smaller holes would keep the board stronger, but would not look as good. I then had the idea of only cutting the holes half way through and staggering them on the back side. This creates an awesome look and each hole is sort of cross braced.

When fabricating with a router you are always working with "negative" space. You create by taking away. The problem with a router is the tool diameter forces you to round all the inside corners. These intersecting pockets sneak past this limitation by forming the illusion of sharp corners many places in the design.

Each side was routed about 0.40" deep (more than half way). I did this to create a little extra open area in thee voids.

It ends up looking super complex, but in reality, it was completely cut with a 5/8" router bit in about 7 minutes per side, with one toolpath per side.

The board is plenty strong for a ride up to about 175 lbs.
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Re: PS:One Longboard

Postby bdring » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:26 am

I started something....

Monster shapeoko makes long boards.

longboard-trifecta.jpg
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Re: PS:One Longboard

Postby GiriPod » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:00 am

Really like the perforation design.

How big is the "Monster" Shapeoko? Are there any issues flexing of the MakerSlide?
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Re: PS:One Longboard

Postby bdring » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:16 am

There is a whole thread about the Mega ShapeOko on the ShapeOko forum.

The cuts look good. My first router was a lot more flimsy and I got great parts off it.

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Re: PS:One Longboard

Postby Improbable Construct » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:52 pm

That is my monster shapeoko.
It has a cutting area of Y=40" X=32"
There were some flex issues, but I resolved most of them with dual Y drive, supports along the Y axis and I doubled up the makerslide on the X axis. There is still more flex in the Z than I would like, but I have some ideas to try.
This was the first job that used the whole cutting area and it performed beautifly.
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Re: PS:One Longboard

Postby bill.french » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:32 pm

Improbable Construct wrote:That is my monster shapeoko.
It has a cutting area of Y=40" X=32"
There were some flex issues, but I resolved most of them with dual Y drive, supports along the Y axis and I doubled up the makerslide on the X axis. There is still more flex in the Z than I would like, but I have some ideas to try.
This was the first job that used the whole cutting area and it performed beautifly.


Do you have a link to your buildlog? I'd like to see some details.
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Re: PS:One Longboard

Postby loopingz » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:56 pm

Very interesting! I cant wait to play with my shapeoko! I also have some idea for my kite boards...
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