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« on: November 12, 2010, 08:51:43 PM »

Has anyone here built a wood corner? I’m about to get started tomorrow and was wondering if there was anymore insight I can get on my project.

I know this guy has done it but he’s a one and doner.



I found this and it’s pretty helpful




and this



I tried S4PS but you need to sign up to read their DIY forum… I’m waiting for their approval. I’ve read Thrasher’s Ramp Plans and have done some web searching. Is there anything you could add?

What are the secretes I don’t know, the little things that help the build go better?

What are the measurements you take to cut the sheeting into pie slices?

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2010, 07:10:14 PM »

Started but no where near finished. This is how I’m doing it, let me know if you see something wrong.



Most of the wood I get is from pallets, dumpsters, and street corners, so I never have enough ¾ ply; I use a sliver technique for the transition panels. When you cut your transitions out of a sheet of plywood, you’re left with something that looks like a skimboard or a long shield; from that shield you can still cut out “slivers” of transitions. I use the slivers to connect to something solid like a wall or another full size transition panel.



I’m doing this by myself so I need to find a way to steady the pieces; I’ve screwed 2X4’s to hold them up for me. I had to use a sliver in the middle of the corner so I’m going to support it with 2X4’s, which I have plenty of.

No where in my searches have I seen anyone discuss the meeting of all the transition panels.



I just started cutting back an inch, then a half-inch, then a quarter-inch, till they were all at the same height where they met at, or touched.



Trying to get them all equidistant, tacked them in so they don’t move and started practicing on my angled cuts

Angle cuts can boggle the mind. The best advice that has always worked for me is to do a chicken scratch on the piece of wood that goes in the direction of the angle you’re going to cut. Also a good thing to do is to work them out on a piece of scrap wood, and question yourself every time you go to do the cut; that’s what the chicken scratch is there for to show you that you are about to do the cut right (or wrong)

That’s how far I got this week hopefully I’ll have it done before Thanksgiving.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010, 11:49:14 PM »

Started at it again.

Use your bevel gauge to get the angle and bevel of each side of the piece. In the pictures above they show the guy measuring for the back side of the 2X6 which I find redundant; if you have the measurement of the front and the angle figured out you don’t need to measure the back.

I used my angle cube to make my life easier



These things are about $20 out the door. After I’d get the angle with my bevel gauge I would put the handle on a flat level surface and put my angle cube to the metal part of the gauge and that would give me the number of the angle. Set my saw to that number and cut, no messing around with the gauge and the saw, just set it and go.



It took me a while to figure everything out, it took me about 2 hours to do the top row. I started at the top because they are the longest pieces and if you fuck up you could use your messed up piece for a lower row… like I did with the first piece I cut…



When times are going tough take a break, slow it down, and give yourself time to stop beating yourself up.



Every level of ribs has a different radius to cut out, for me the top row was a 37” radius, the second row was 31” and the next row was 24”. So I would make a mark on the floor 37 inches from a screw tie a string pull it tight to 37 and draw an arc. Make sure you keep the string at the same tension the whole way through. Wrap the string around your marker until it’s at 31 inches and do the next row



The lower you go on your transition the bevel gauge gets too big, just let it hang over and get rid of the scrap wood. Make sure you plot out where every 2X6 goes beforehand so you can have your gauge fall on the lines to get a good measurement.



Ribbed for her pleasure...

It took me 2 more hours to do the bottom 3 rows. Hopefully I’ll have it done before Skatesgiving…
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 01:24:17 AM »

Strug-a-ling...



I'm sorry but this is my first time...

Can anyone help?

I've searched the entire internet with no success when it comes to tips about sheeting a corner. I'll get it sooner or later but much like Nikola Tesla I'm all about "fuck trial and error". If you can find any links to help me I'll be stoked!

I thought I could take the measurement of the width at the top, the length to the bottom or "point", cut the pie piece out and all is good but it's not, for some reason it gets wider in the middle. Now I'm just going to cut the pie wedges bigger then I need and cut it slimmer where I need it. I know there is some mathematical equation that will help, I just don't know what it is



Don't forget to support your deck...
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 10:19:35 PM »



Not pretty but it's getting there.

 If you have any questions hit me up...
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2010, 12:47:13 AM »

Skatable but not done...



I solved my pie wedge problem with a little math and ingenuity, I call it Balloon Theory.



I cut the wedges larger then I need, then draw a line down the middle of the wedge



Then on the ramp I took measurements every 10 inches from top to bottom of where the wedge should go and transplanted those measurements onto the cutouts



Then I supported a bendable straightedge with thumbtacks and drew a line where all the points met; cut it out and you have a wedge fit for a balloon



This took me about 10 minutes to measure all of the pie wedges but I'm pretty good with a tape measure, so if measurements aren't your strong point you'd might be better off with the "cutting where it's needed" style.

I did pretty good with this but I should have cut on the inside of the line to give me some room



The last piece didn't fit so I'd just cut along the seem to fit it.

The final sheeting is a different story altogether and I'm much too tiered to explain, so if you have questions just post them up here... I'll bet no...



Don't forget to fill your coping with foam kids... it's good for the ears...
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2010, 11:16:51 PM »

I solved my pie wedge problem with a little math and ingenuity, I call it Balloon Theory.




I forgot to mention that there has got to be a better way to get precise wedges
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2010, 07:04:59 PM »

i saw your youtube clip.    i'm impressed that you figured it out.  i've heard corners are tough. that's why i'm sure there was no input for you, lol!  it looks super fun to skate.
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010, 07:09:15 PM »

Yeah sorry about no input on the corners. Trust me, we are know it alls on any other given subject.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 10:30:56 PM »

Thanks guys.

I was tiring to get some of the lurkers involved with this one but not one bite. Which surprises me ‘cause Craftsmen are some of the biggest know-it-alls on the planet… I should know, my other nickname is Google
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2010, 08:50:45 PM »

testing...


I'm surprised at how much everyone who has skated this thing is so stoked on it. There is so much wrong with it...

I'm beat up and the sessions are harsh. Kompound opens at 10 on Sunday folks.

Now if only I could get Greg here to take a picture of his coozie...
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2011, 11:58:40 PM »

Turns out when you put a corner to your ramp, people come over, and they bring beer!
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2011, 10:36:53 PM »

I put together a vid of people hitting the corner. I hope to do more. There is so much footage but this is what I had in my iMovie. I put it to one of my favorite songs and I'd like to put the whole corner saga to this song someday. I'm over trying to do titles and naming skaters; if you don't know who they are then it sucks to be you. I'm also over HD I just can't wait that long anymore.

Here is some corner love...

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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2011, 11:27:32 AM »

Gahnarly bro dude! What was the song? Me likey.
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2011, 01:30:01 PM »

Thanx brahham


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