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SKATEBOARDING => DIY => Topic started by: seedless on May 27, 2009, 12:36:09 AM



Title: Yet another DIY help question.
Post by: seedless on May 27, 2009, 12:36:09 AM
Ok so I'm skating down the street near my school and I found this closed down restaurant with a back parking lot. I decided I might as well check it out to see if there was anything skateable. Low and behold there is this bump to wall ride. What I want to do is make a DIY quarter against the wall, and a little bit to the side of the bump. My question is(I guess I'm mainly directing this to The Elastic Back, or Thee Bailgun): If I want to make about a 3 foot cement quarter against this wall how should I go about it? Im looking to do this for as cheap as possible, while getting good results. Any advise would help.


Title: Re: Yet another DIY help question.
Post by: bailgun on May 27, 2009, 02:57:33 AM
all you gotta do is buy me an amtrak ticket down to portland, and i'll just build it for you.

or just cut some templates, frame it up, fill it in and mix it up. it's not rocket science.

here's another thread about it...

http://www.thrashermagazine.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=53&topic=2323.0


Title: Re: Yet another DIY help question.
Post by: seedless on May 27, 2009, 11:56:37 AM
I know how to work with cement, but ive never built a cement quarter. :(


Title: Re: Yet another DIY help question.
Post by: bailgun on May 28, 2009, 01:13:07 AM
if you know how to finish, you'll do fine.
just make the frame as if you were building a wooden quarterpipe, but with less cross braces, set back a little. this should give you the right idea....
(http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj112/Carterd_bucket/EZSetUp.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/nebraskabowlridler/DSCN0571.jpg)

the fill techniques above should only be attempted by very experienced, very stupid, or very drunk (preferably all three) engineers.
if you can swipe some chainlink for rebar from somewhere, great. if not, make it thick.

be prepared to babysit it for awhile while it sets up. watch for slumping, and trowel, trowel, trowel.


Title: Re: Yet another DIY help question.
Post by: seedless on May 28, 2009, 02:06:50 AM
Thanks for the advise man. Much appreciated.


Title: Re: Yet another DIY help question.
Post by: elastic back on June 01, 2009, 08:17:56 AM
also, be very cheap on the water. too much water and the process is going to be much harder.

and post photos when it is done!


Title: Re: Yet another DIY help question.
Post by: seedless on June 01, 2009, 05:03:47 PM
ahhhh i was waiting for you to chime in EB. I started the project the other night. So far so good, been finding material everywhere so thats a plus. Once i get my stupid camera to start working i will show progress.


Title: Re: Yet another DIY help question.
Post by: corymartinez on October 09, 2009, 05:18:22 AM
what kind of crete should i use? , i want some hard shit, not all sandy and weak. any ideas?


Title: Re: Yet another DIY help question.
Post by: elastic back on October 09, 2009, 08:35:21 AM
what kind of crete should i use? , i want some hard shit, not all sandy and weak. any ideas?

i guess it depends on what they have at your hardware store, but don't worry about brands, just get something that won't crack. the bags are pretty self explainatory.


Title: Re: Yet another DIY help question.
Post by: bailgun on October 09, 2009, 12:31:45 PM
get a bag of cement to mix into the concrete. about a shovelful of cement to a wheelbarrow full of concrete  is a good mix. go easy on the water. work the crete long after you think its good. the more you trowel, the more aggregate sinks to the bottom and the more cream rises to the top, giving you a way better finished product.

and stop grabbing stinkbug.


Title: Re: Yet another DIY help question.
Post by: Johnny Copp on October 10, 2009, 09:30:36 AM
portland son!