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Custom kite surfboard - The Rails

05 June 2008

After coming up with the shape and the size of the board that I wanted it was time to cut out the rails. I have used ABS plastic for the rails of my board. I have used a 3mm ABS plastic sheet that measures 1600mm x 1080mm. This enough for two boards and the cost was around £27 per sheet. Once the shape was traced out onto the ABS I used a jigsaw to carefully cut out the shape.

A word of caution when cutting the plastic with the jigsaw with a fast sawing action and a to finer blade the plastic heats up behind the blade and the cut you just made is sealed up. A medium spead with a course wood blade seems to do the trick.

a sheet of ABS Plastic the rails of my board
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