Winter might be one of your least favorite seasons with all the cold, snow and limited movement. You can however brighten up your snow days by going out snowboarding. The best part is that it does not have to cost you much because you can make your own snowboard at home.
Here are some tutorials that guide you on how to build a DIY snowboard:
1. Instructable’s DIY snowboard
This tutorial will take you through how to make your own snow board in 16 steps. The instructions are quite detailed and they are coupled with images to show you exactly what you need to do for each step.
The materials you will need for this step are maple wood, fiberglass, 7mm inserts, steel edge, black P-tex plastic, epoxy with hardener and snowboard bindings. Some of the tools you will require are a table saw, drill press, chop saw, clamps, CNC router, heat blankets, metal sheets, tite-bond glue and a caliper.
2. A 9 step guide to build a snowboard
This tutorial shows you how to build your own snowboard in 9 easy steps. Some of the items you will need for this tutorial are a base sheet, a top sheet, fiberglass and epoxy, a thin guage metal, magnetic tape, packing tape, superglue, hardware and inserts.
You will also need some materials to make a press such as foam and clamps. The steps on this tutorial will see you have your own custom board in no time.
3. Making a DIY Snowboard
This tutorial gives you instructions on how to make a DIY board at home. The materials you will require for this tutorial are a wood core, fiber glass, metal edges, P-Tex, a two part epoxy resin, inserts, super glue, a top sheet, magnetic tape and a clear packing tape.
You may also need to get some side walls for a cleaner board, but this is not necessary. For safety when using this method, it is recommended that you use safety glasses, latex gloves and a ventilation mask.
4. How to make a snowboard
If you are looking for a DIY method that is more technical to make your snowboard, then this has to be it. This tutorial needs you to have a computer controlled machine, some side walls, glue, lower deck and top deck, as well as a sandwich press.
The tutorial also features images that show each of the steps. It is a really detailed tutorial that should be easy to follow if you have all the tools and materials needed.
5. DIY Snowboard and Press
The tutorial first gives you instructions on how to make a press, and features some images to show you the same. It then takes you through how to make a DIY snowboard in a series of simple steps.
This is a short tutorial but it is very easy and basic which makes it great for a beginner. The images make it even easier. Some of the materials you will need are a top sheet, fiberglass, wood core with inserts and a baseplate with steel edges.
6. DIY Snowboard by David Jones
One of the things that stands out about this video tutorial is that it is super interesting to watch. You get to see exactly what you need to do for each step.
The materials that you require for this tutorial is a base, a top sheet, edges, fiberglass, binding inserts, the core and resin. The core that is used on the video is bamboo but you can use another material that is more easily available to you.
7. DIY Snowboard for $100
This tutorial takes you through how to make a snowboard and a snowboard press. The materials you will need for this tutorial are spray paint, shelving liner, a tile edge rim, fiberglass cloth, glaze coat, polywall, T-bolts and screws and cedar fence post.
Some of the items you will require to make the snowboard press are wood glue, clamps, lined styrofoam and eight 2×6’s. They try to find the best alternative materials to get the perfect snowboard at a low cost.
8. Make a snowboard in a day for under $100
This is another tutorial that will show you a cost effective way to make your snowboard, for less than $100. Another thing that stands out about this tutorial is that it shows you how to build the snowboard in less than 24 hours.
The materials needed for the tutorial include binding bolts, binding inserts, PVC pipe, 1500mm rope, tiny screws, latch bracket and 9mm ply. The tools used are sandpaper, a drill and a hand saw.
9. Building a snowboard
This is the first of a series of videos on how to build your own snowboard. The video is very detailed and you get to see all the steps to follow to make a snowboard of your own.
The tutorial aims at making a legit snowboard that has a properly profiled core, a full wrapped set of edges, a shaped base and have binding inserts. The first part features how to make a core and then the rest of the series shows the other parts.
10. Woodworking on how to make a snowboard
This is a tutorial by an 8th grader and a few experts who work together to create a snowboard as part of his project. The best part about this tutorial is that it is really easy and would be great for a beginner.
The video starts by showing how to make the top sheet for the snowboard and how to print it out and attach it to the board. It them takes you through all the other steps until you have a complete snowboard.
Creating a DIY snowboard is one of the most interesting things that you can engage in. You can personalize and customize your board to be unique from every other board on the hill.
The tutorials above are a wide range to choose from. Choose one you like and get started on making your own snowboard today.