Matt Cummins' MC Blank DIY Custom Snowboard: How To Instructions and Tools - Lib Tech

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Matt Cummins’ MC Blank DIY Custom Snowboard: How To Instructions and Tools

Lib Tech’s DIY Custom Snowboard Blanks. Build your own snowboard!

Here is a quick rundown on some tools needed to do the job right along with some helpful hints. 

TOOLS:

  • Steel ruler
  • Tape measure
  • Sharpie pen
  • 1/4″ – 1/2″ tape for laying down the side cut curves, or a long piece of thin metal. Even tracing your old boards sidecut will work here.
  • Jigsaw with Perma-Grit and or Metal cutting blades for cutting composites.
  • Skill saw, professional framing saw with power
  • Japanese brands, think kerf 7″ saw blades. Brands like Matsushita or Tenryu. Used for cutting the sidecut. I learned this from building wooden skateboard bowls. The thin kerf blade will bend and allow you to rip a perfect sidecut in your board.
  • Clamps and vises
  • Work bench
  • Sand paper and sanding block
  • Loctite brand Super glue, with application brush, or epoxy, or something to finish and seal the sidewalls to your liking.
  • Old snowboards to measure sidecuts and widths
  • Random bowls and other shapes objects for tail and nose designs
  • Citrus base cleaner, to clean off sharpie marks on the blank
  • Gloves
  • Dust mask

Build your own custom snowboard.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. First decide what you want this new snowboard shape to do. Look crazy or work in deep pow, shallow pow or everything.
  2. Consider your height, weight, and boot size. (all of which are important in how your board rides under you)
  3. If you have a favorite snowboard, grab it and measure it’s widths, nose, tail, waist, length and contact areas. You can even trace it’s sidecut to get the exact same thing on your blank.
  4. Decide how long you want your board and how large of a nose and tail.  
  5. Decide how wide you want the blank in the waist area somewhere between the inserts and the nose and tail area.   
  6. Decide where the sidecut of the board is the narrowest. 
  7. Decide if you want your sidecut centered in your stance or back a couple inches. Back from center will help keep the nose up a little in deep snow.  
  8. Use old some plates, bowls, or old boards to make nose and tail curves.
  9. Mark all the measurement needed and finalize your lines to cut the blank out.
  10. Clamp the board down firmly to a bench for cutting.
  11. .Take a practice cut on the corners to get the feel
  12. Carefully slide in your blade at FULL speed and perfectly cut out your shape.
  13. I SUGGEST TO FIRST CUT OUT YOUR SIDE CUT WITH THE SKILL SAW a Japanese, thin kerf blade on it.
  14. Using the jigsaw, cut your nose and tail.
  15. Sand the cut areas, leaving the sidewall sharp on towards the base.
  16. Seal the edges
  17. Hot wax the base and sidewalls with ONEBALL wax
  18. Shred Epic Pow on your own stick and be proud of your hard work!

Enjoy!

Lib Tech’s DIY Custom Snowboard Blanks. Build your own snowboard!

Here is a quick rundown on some tools needed to do the job right along with some helpful hints. 

TOOLS:

  • Steel ruler
  • Tape measure
  • Sharpie pen
  • 1/4″ – 1/2″ tape for laying down the side cut curves, or a long piece of thin metal. Even tracing your old boards sidecut will work here.
  • Jigsaw with Perma-Grit and or Metal cutting blades for cutting composites.
  • Skill saw, professional framing saw with power
  • Japanese brands, think kerf 7″ saw blades. Brands like Matsushita or Tenryu. Used for cutting the sidecut. I learned this from building wooden skateboard bowls. The thin kerf blade will bend and allow you to rip a perfect sidecut in your board.
  • Clamps and vises
  • Work bench
  • Sand paper and sanding block
  • Loctite brand Super glue, with application brush, or epoxy, or something to finish and seal the sidewalls to your liking.
  • Old snowboards to measure sidecuts and widths
  • Random bowls and other shapes objects for tail and nose designs
  • Citrus base cleaner, to clean off sharpie marks on the blank
  • Gloves
  • Dust mask

Build your own custom snowboard.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. First decide what you want this new snowboard shape to do. Look crazy or work in deep pow, shallow pow or everything.
  2. Consider your height, weight, and boot size. (all of which are important in how your board rides under you)
  3. If you have a favorite snowboard, grab it and measure it’s widths, nose, tail, waist, length and contact areas. You can even trace it’s sidecut to get the exact same thing on your blank.
  4. Decide how long you want your board and how large of a nose and tail.  
  5. Decide how wide you want the blank in the waist area somewhere between the inserts and the nose and tail area.   
  6. Decide where the sidecut of the board is the narrowest. 
  7. Decide if you want your sidecut centered in your stance or back a couple inches. Back from center will help keep the nose up a little in deep snow.  
  8. Use old some plates, bowls, or old boards to make nose and tail curves.
  9. Mark all the measurement needed and finalize your lines to cut the blank out.
  10. Clamp the board down firmly to a bench for cutting.
  11. .Take a practice cut on the corners to get the feel
  12. Carefully slide in your blade at FULL speed and perfectly cut out your shape.
  13. I SUGGEST TO FIRST CUT OUT YOUR SIDE CUT WITH THE SKILL SAW a Japanese, thin kerf blade on it.
  14. Using the jigsaw, cut your nose and tail.
  15. Sand the cut areas, leaving the sidewall sharp on towards the base.
  16. Seal the edges
  17. Hot wax the base and sidewalls with ONEBALL wax
  18. Shred Epic Pow on your own stick and be proud of your hard work!

Enjoy!

Lib Tech’s DIY Custom Snowboard Blanks. Build your own snowboard!

Here is a quick rundown on some tools needed to do the job right along with some helpful hints. 

TOOLS:

  • Steel ruler
  • Tape measure
  • Sharpie pen
  • 1/4″ – 1/2″ tape for laying down the side cut curves, or a long piece of thin metal. Even tracing your old boards sidecut will work here.
  • Jigsaw with Perma-Grit and or Metal cutting blades for cutting composites.
  • Skill saw, professional framing saw with power
  • Japanese brands, think kerf 7″ saw blades. Brands like Matsushita or Tenryu. Used for cutting the sidecut. I learned this from building wooden skateboard bowls. The thin kerf blade will bend and allow you to rip a perfect sidecut in your board.
  • Clamps and vises
  • Work bench
  • Sand paper and sanding block
  • Loctite brand Super glue, with application brush, or epoxy, or something to finish and seal the sidewalls to your liking.
  • Old snowboards to measure sidecuts and widths
  • Random bowls and other shapes objects for tail and nose designs
  • Citrus base cleaner, to clean off sharpie marks on the blank
  • Gloves
  • Dust mask

Build your own custom snowboard.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. First decide what you want this new snowboard shape to do. Look crazy or work in deep pow, shallow pow or everything.
  2. Consider your height, weight, and boot size. (all of which are important in how your board rides under you)
  3. If you have a favorite snowboard, grab it and measure it’s widths, nose, tail, waist, length and contact areas. You can even trace it’s sidecut to get the exact same thing on your blank.
  4. Decide how long you want your board and how large of a nose and tail.  
  5. Decide how wide you want the blank in the waist area somewhere between the inserts and the nose and tail area.   
  6. Decide where the sidecut of the board is the narrowest. 
  7. Decide if you want your sidecut centered in your stance or back a couple inches. Back from center will help keep the nose up a little in deep snow.  
  8. Use old some plates, bowls, or old boards to make nose and tail curves.
  9. Mark all the measurement needed and finalize your lines to cut the blank out.
  10. Clamp the board down firmly to a bench for cutting.
  11. .Take a practice cut on the corners to get the feel
  12. Carefully slide in your blade at FULL speed and perfectly cut out your shape.
  13. I SUGGEST TO FIRST CUT OUT YOUR SIDE CUT WITH THE SKILL SAW a Japanese, thin kerf blade on it.
  14. Using the jigsaw, cut your nose and tail.
  15. Sand the cut areas, leaving the sidewall sharp on towards the base.
  16. Seal the edges
  17. Hot wax the base and sidewalls with ONEBALL wax
  18. Shred Epic Pow on your own stick and be proud of your hard work!

Enjoy!

Lib Tech’s DIY Custom Snowboard Blanks. Build your own snowboard!

Here is a quick rundown on some tools needed to do the job right along with some helpful hints. 

TOOLS:

  • Steel ruler
  • Tape measure
  • Sharpie pen
  • 1/4″ – 1/2″ tape for laying down the side cut curves, or a long piece of thin metal. Even tracing your old boards sidecut will work here.
  • Jigsaw with Perma-Grit and or Metal cutting blades for cutting composites.
  • Skill saw, professional framing saw with power
  • Japanese brands, think kerf 7″ saw blades. Brands like Matsushita or Tenryu. Used for cutting the sidecut. I learned this from building wooden skateboard bowls. The thin kerf blade will bend and allow you to rip a perfect sidecut in your board.
  • Clamps and vises
  • Work bench
  • Sand paper and sanding block
  • Loctite brand Super glue, with application brush, or epoxy, or something to finish and seal the sidewalls to your liking.
  • Old snowboards to measure sidecuts and widths
  • Random bowls and other shapes objects for tail and nose designs
  • Citrus base cleaner, to clean off sharpie marks on the blank
  • Gloves
  • Dust mask

Build your own custom snowboard.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. First decide what you want this new snowboard shape to do. Look crazy or work in deep pow, shallow pow or everything.
  2. Consider your height, weight, and boot size. (all of which are important in how your board rides under you)
  3. If you have a favorite snowboard, grab it and measure it’s widths, nose, tail, waist, length and contact areas. You can even trace it’s sidecut to get the exact same thing on your blank.
  4. Decide how long you want your board and how large of a nose and tail.  
  5. Decide how wide you want the blank in the waist area somewhere between the inserts and the nose and tail area.   
  6. Decide where the sidecut of the board is the narrowest. 
  7. Decide if you want your sidecut centered in your stance or back a couple inches. Back from center will help keep the nose up a little in deep snow.  
  8. Use old some plates, bowls, or old boards to make nose and tail curves.
  9. Mark all the measurement needed and finalize your lines to cut the blank out.
  10. Clamp the board down firmly to a bench for cutting.
  11. .Take a practice cut on the corners to get the feel
  12. Carefully slide in your blade at FULL speed and perfectly cut out your shape.
  13. I SUGGEST TO FIRST CUT OUT YOUR SIDE CUT WITH THE SKILL SAW a Japanese, thin kerf blade on it.
  14. Using the jigsaw, cut your nose and tail.
  15. Sand the cut areas, leaving the sidewall sharp on towards the base.
  16. Seal the edges
  17. Hot wax the base and sidewalls with ONEBALL wax
  18. Shred Epic Pow on your own stick and be proud of your hard work!

Enjoy!

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