Newbie with unusual project
Just to start, this is a great forum, thanks for all the great info! I wouldn't consider myself a woodworker, I actually own a ski shop in Alaska and I'm an avid backcountry skier/snowboarder. We are going to start splitting snowboards in half (splitboards) so you can walk up the hill and then put the board back together and snowboard down. They've been making these for some time now both DIY and manufactured. What Diy boards lack is a inside steel edge like the outside. I want to install a edge the running surface of the board but I'm having trouble finding a router bit or method that will do what I need. I can't post a web address in the common form but if I could post with a dot com at the end so you guys can see a picture of what I want to do:
i45.photobucket.com/albums/f81/monk151/venture_edge_PB.jpgdotcom (just remove (dotcom) so it ends with jpg and add http:// to the front! Sorry I know this is a pain, but the only way I can effectively ask this question.
As you can see it looks like a slot about 1/8" was routed out of the sidewall, I think Iíve got that figured out with a slot router and an appropriate bearing size, what I'm having issues with is cutting just enough base material away (blue part of the ski) so the edge will sit flush with the rest of the sidewall. it ends up about 3/32" and the thickness isn't as important because the slot router will remove material there anyway. Doing this by hand would be the best I think because the board isn't completely flat it has camber sort of like a bow, however the cut edge will be completely strait. This is the only thing holding me up on the project, any help would be greatly appreciated and again what a great forum!