A local competitor asked us to carve a custom wakeskate for him as a prototype for a new design.
To keep the cost down we built a blank out of 2×4’s.
The roughing pass removed an enormous amount of material. We used a 1/2″ endmill at a depth of 1/2″ to remove material as quickly as possible. It generated a lot of wood chips.
This was a two sided job. We milled the top of the board, then flipped it over to mill the bottom.
Once the finish pass gave the board a nice smooth finish the customer gave it a quick coat of epoxy to seal it, and took it down to the lake to test it out.
He liked it so much that he’ll be back soon with some revisions for the final model.