Let's just start things off by saying that these are not my original ideas. Credits go to Sam Noyoun for his instructable on a carpet surfin' balance board.
I am healing from injuries now and it is spring time so I am looking for a fun way to pass the time. Sam's project jumped out at me as something that I could both have fun using, and making.
This is a different style of balance board, directed more for tricks and extreme riding.
It is a video instructable. Although, I will ad some photo-free steps with dimensions.
Lastly, if I end up getting hatter comments becuase somebody has already made a balance board, then you clearly are not viewing this correctly...
1 by 3 inch wood blocks
drill bit and wood screws
jigsaw, skill saw, table saw....saws
Foam weather strip
ABS of PVC pipe, anything hard, with a diameter of at least 3 3/4inches
Step 1: Video Instructable! Slackers Unite!
Step 2: First Step! Cleaning and Prepping!
It was "hella" dirty, water damaged, and covered in snow.
First I ran it under a warm bath to melt any snow/ice and remove large debris.
Secondly, I took a coarse brush and removed the finer dirt.
I then used a combination of bleach, industrial de-greaser, floor stripper, and plain hand soap -_- to remove any guck.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO WEAR HAND AND EYE PROTECTION WHILE USING HARSH CHEMICALS, don't take my video as an example. Please don't model after my stupidity.
Lastly, Once dried, I using a combination of sandpapers, a belt sander and a detail sander, to make a nice, smooth, clean surface to work with.
Now the board is prepped for assembly.