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DIY Swallowtail/Dovetail/Batwing?

Spiny Norman

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I've watched a few of the S Korean soft boot carving videos AND I just acquired an excellent condition Gnu CHB and 

said to myself, "self, instead of a splitboard how about a DIY tail cut out to rip like the kids?"


In the distant past, perhaps at the old site there was a bunch of talk about reshaping the tails. A cursory search got me no where.

Anyone cut up a perfectly good board or could point me to some good info or have an opinion on this bad idea?






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11 hours ago, big mario said:

Paging @inkaholic @snow job 1

Thinking holesaw, jigsaw, belt sander and slow set epoxy

Buy a cheapass board and experiment

Do it, if it is a strong enough board to start with. 
Mario is correct with choice of tools. I used and angle grinder to cut through the edges. 
I cut down a 178ish Donek incline to be 164 Swallowtail so it would work better in pow and still carve well. 


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