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lfadam 07-30-2012 10:01 AM

Sawing through a wakeboard
 
I have 3 or 4 broken boards laying around that I want to somehow convert into a chair. They are all cracked across the middle, so I want to cut them so they have clean edges and I can figure out something to do with them.

What kind of saw can you use to cut through a wakeboard. The foam cores are no problem, but the outer shells are extremely hard. Can I use a circular saw with the right blade or will it splinter? Is a hacksaw the best option? Thanks

Readyaimfire 07-30-2012 10:04 AM

Circular saw should be fine. Just use some blue masking tape on the area u r Cutting. that should stop it from splintering too bad.

da_moose 07-30-2012 1:07 PM

Carbid Jig saw blade cuts glass fine ,there about $10,Go with the "Fine Blade"

lfadam 07-30-2012 1:12 PM

Thanks for the recommendations-I ended up just winging it. I taped the area then tried a hacksaw and a normal wood circular saw blade. Both worked just fine and cut through it like butter. I have the pieces cut now, just need to buy some wood and brackets and figure out some way to make a frame.

07-30-2012 1:30 PM

http://img.tapatalk.com/c6e4c811-ef02-3e69.jpg

Im going for this

jhartt3 07-30-2012 1:51 PM

^^^^ that is sweet do it. i bet you could sell those. Not for the price of the board though

JoLo_Si 07-30-2012 2:16 PM

Let us know how it comes out. I've been thinking aderondak chair would be better than a bench but they seem way more difficult to build.

07-30-2012 2:20 PM

I just picked up a 2nd board to cut up, so I'll be making 2 at once. Wanted to wait until i moved into my lake place.

jdb11386 07-30-2012 3:34 PM

I just broke a slingshot board that can't be traded in for a warranty replacement and have been wondering what to do with it. I now have my answer. I've got a cousin that makes these chairs for their store I'll talk to him to see about getting the chair templates if anyone is interested.

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07-30-2012 3:46 PM

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Originally Posted by jdb11386 (Post 1772176)
I just broke a slingshot board that can't be traded in for a warranty replacement and have been wondering what to do with it. I now have my answer. I've got a cousin that makes these chairs for their store I'll talk to him to see about getting the chair templates if anyone is interested.

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Hell yeah. Would save some time if i had a template

RedRum 07-30-2012 4:48 PM

I'd think a high speed jig saw with fine tooth blade would keep the splintering to a minimum.

jdb11386 07-31-2012 4:37 PM

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Originally Posted by LR3w8kbrdr (Post 1772179)
Hell yeah. Would save some time if i had a template

I'll see what I can do. I should see him this weekend.

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07-31-2012 4:41 PM

^^^tell him I promise not to sell them to make profit. Just my own use on the patio. I dont have enough patience to build more than 2 lol

mark197 08-01-2012 7:32 AM

Jared that would be awesome! I would definitely take one.

jdb11386 08-06-2012 5:40 PM

Well coming up with a template is not our expertise. What do you think of the idea of us sending you the precut wood. I think that will be easier than us spending a month trying to make a template on the computer.

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08-06-2012 7:21 PM

How much would it cost each chair you think? Thanks for the response back!

dooie 08-07-2012 12:21 AM

if you have some old ski's you could use them for the arm rests

Kerry 08-09-2012 9:59 AM

^^^Clever idea! Skis's could certainly work well!

rplogue7 08-09-2012 4:52 PM

The board is pretty good as is

09-13-2012 4:40 PM

Update...

Heres the finished product. 2 cypress adirondack chairs w/ matching stools!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/14/yma2y7yh.jpg

stephan 09-13-2012 6:21 PM

Those look awesome! Well done.

skippabcool 09-13-2012 6:30 PM

They look great. Are they comfortable to sit in?

09-13-2012 6:55 PM

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Originally Posted by skippabcool (Post 1782832)
They look great. Are they comfortable to sit in?

Oh yeah! They have enough lean/slant to them that theyre extremely comfortable. Deep/wide seat and the foot rest is detached so can be moved around. I'll end up painting them white most likely or maybe just stain or poly. Havent decided yet

JoLo_Si 09-14-2012 11:03 AM

Looks Great. Well Done!


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