Wednesday, 2 November 2011

frames from drifter boards manufacturing video.

Veneers stacked up and selected for the chosen deck and veneer pattern. 

Machine applying the correct amount of glue onto each layer of veneer very 
evenly coating the pieces.
The stacked and glued veneer sheets are then placed into a board press, usually with around 5-10 tonnes of force pressing and bending the boards into the right shape.

Depending on the pressure applied by the press, the time they are under pressure is adjusted and eventually they are removed with the wood holding the correct form.

Holes for the trucks are then drilled in the stacks of veneer so that it's in exactly the same position on each deck. The four drill bits and jig ensure the holes stay in the same place.
The stack of veneer is then cut roughly around a template held on through the drilled truck mounts, ensuring the holes will be in the correct position.
The decks can then be separated due to the way they are glued and the edge is then sanded using a jig to ensure each one is sanded the same.
the edge is then routed by hand to give it a slight curve.
this routed edge is then smoothed thoroughly using a belt sander with a fine grain sand paper.
The deck is then coated with a sealer to prevent the wood from being affected by moisture in the air or by the application of the design via heat transfer.

The design is applied to the deck using a heat transfer and an industrial heat press which transfers the ink from the transfer sheet onto the wood of the deck. The edge of the design is then smoothed and any parts hanging out are removed using a scalpel blade. 

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