This video covers how to make a snowboard base template. As with the mold rib templates it begins by printing out the shape from Boardcrafter Design and sticking it to MDF fiber board using spray adhesive. The shape is then cut out very carefully with a high quality Jigsaw and a new wood cutting blade.

In this video only one side of the template is accurate after the first cutting attempt. The accurate side is used to make a new template that mirrors the accurate half on both sides of the new template shape. This creates a new symmetrical template shape that is true to the original design and will be used to route the base material.



Tools/Tooling Used

  • Boardcrafter Design: Base Shape Printout
  • Computer Printer
  • Circular Saw
  • Pencil
  • French Curve
  • 8’ Straight Edge Ruler
  • Jig Saw
  • Fine Woodcutting Jig Saw Blade
  • Carpenter’s Square
  • Spring Clamps
  • Sharpie (Marker Pen)
  • Snowboard Island / Work-stand
  • Screws
  • Trim Router
  • Top Mounted Bearing Straight Cut Bit
  • Eye Protection
  • Dust Mask


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Materials Used

  • Spray Adhesive
  • MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)