14" x 47" (small and preshaped skateboard veneers)
20" x 70" (large custom skate/longboards)
26" x 28" (small woodworking projects)
36" x 52" (large woodworking projects and wakeskates)
Using the TAP bag is the same whether you are building custom skateboards or bending larger furniture pieces. This tutorial should help give you a basic idea of how to operate the vacuum bag and use it for your own projects.
**note** vacuum bagging has been used for many years in different industries, and there are other options on the market. This tutorial is specific to the Roarockit Skateboard Company's Thin Air Press vacuum bag system.
NOW LET'S BUILD A SKATEBOARD!
Step 1: Tools & Materials
Thin Air Press (TAP) vacuum bag
TAP manual hand pump
Breather Netting (used to help evenly evacuate air from the bag)
Glue Roller (with plastic bag for storing)
1/16" Skateboard veneers (for this tutorial we are using 7 layers of Canadian Maple)
Foam Mold (check our Instructable on how to create one)
Glue (we highly recommend Titebond III for its waterproof properties and open dry time)
Some sort of shop apron to protect your clothes from glue...which does NOT wash off!