My Xtracycle needed a new "snap deck", which is the flat carrying area above the rear tire. I wanted something a little more distinctive than the stock deck, and also wanted to try a longer deck.
I started by doing some "CAD" - Cardboard Assisted Design, that is. I made a few sample decks using some cardboard, and trimmed them until I found a size and shape I liked.
I considered cutting the deck out on the bandsaw or with a hand-held jigsaw, but decided I wasn't steady enough to pull that off. Besides, I have access to TechShop
, and it's way more steady than I am.