In this video I fit the mold ribs made in Part 4 into my modular tub style snowboard mold. I then place the wood lath spine and my polycarbonate plastic mold surface and tighten down the surface using carriage bolts. 

Another way to do this is to make far more mold ribs and bolting them together using a threaded rod. This will make a solid block mold with a fixed shape. This method will also require a mold surface (sheet metal, plastic, etc.) to prevent the snowboard from sticking to the mold. I don’t recommend this approach because it’s pretty wasteful (especially if you decide you don’t like it) and inflexible.

Yet another approach to a snowboard mold is to have a camber block with a tip block and tail block that can slide back and forth.  Again a mold surface is required. This provides a little more flexibility in the length but does not give specifiable options for camber and the tip and tail radius. Also, when pressing a short kid’s snowboard or a very long powder snowboard this type of mold has trouble accommodating the shape sensibly.

Tools/Tooling Used

  • 5-in-1 Scraper
  • Shop Vac
  • Snowboard Mold
  • Mold Ribs
  • Wood Lath Spine for Mold
  • Polycarbonate Mold Surface
  • Carriage Bolts Rails
  • Wrench
  • Nuts and Bolts
  • Drill
  • Philips Head Drill Bit
  • Screws
  • Drill Bit (Same diameter and bolts)
  • Large C-Clamps
  • Carpenter’s Square
  • Boardcrafter Design: Snowboard Shape Printout
  • Ruler

 See Full Project Tool List Here

Materials Used

  • Packing Tape