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PostSubject: wheels?   11/12/2009, 5:32 pm

how do u make fingerboard wheels i am trying to figure out how to make them... i need to no where to get the whee mateirial and how to shape the wheels and all of that stuff...
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PostSubject: Re: wheels?   11/12/2009, 5:50 pm

williamslater wrote:
how do u make fingerboard wheels i am trying to figure out how to make them... i need to no where to get the whee mateirial and how to shape the wheels and all of that stuff...

One cautionary note, its super expensive.

Ok, so you have to start out with something, for a first prototype wheel, i'd recommend teflon or some other softish workable material. You need to find someone who can use a mechanical lathe, talk to that person about how their lathe works, and make your wheel prototype all 3d like so that the worker can form the wheel for you. That part is probably the most expensive. You give the person the teflon and they make the wheel. Then you have to get bearings. You can get them for any size pretty much, but you want to get them for the size that fits the inner diameter of your wheels. If you're gonna purchase some bearings, buy one individual bearing, or the minimum you can and just see if it fits. From there, its really easy, install the bearings and make sure they stick, maybe by a ring of glue on the outside of the bearing to stick it to the inside of the wheel. Then, sell your wheels. They're gonna suck at first, but once you can get them how you want, they'll work for you.
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PostSubject: Re: wheels?   11/12/2009, 6:22 pm

on the bearings thing get ready to buy in bulk they are tiny as hell and youll have to buy them buy the hundreds
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PostSubject: Re: wheels?   11/12/2009, 7:27 pm

I don't suggest it unless you've got around $1000 just lying around.
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PostSubject: Re: wheels?   13/12/2009, 8:30 pm

It doesn't have to cost that much. I'm thinking about molded wheels, and I've looked in to the bearings.
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PostSubject: Re: wheels?   20/12/2009, 11:34 pm

ToastyCornFlakes wrote:
It doesn't have to cost that much. I'm thinking about molded wheels, and I've looked in to the bearings.
Yea, pretty sure FF does molds cuz how else do they all look the same, perfect shape, everything? If it was by lathe, theyd all look slightly different.
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PostSubject: Re: wheels?   21/12/2009, 10:13 pm

ToastyCornFlakes wrote:
It doesn't have to cost that much. I'm thinking about molded wheels, and I've looked in to the bearings.
if thats the case the material might screw you over Peanut Butter Jelly
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PostSubject: Re: wheels?   22/12/2009, 9:41 am

No the Flatface does not use molds. Molds cause "mold marks" which are bad. FF wheels are made on a CNC lathe. Toasty, is it really necessary to contradict every thing I say?
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PostSubject: Re: wheels?   22/12/2009, 11:58 am

Is it necessary for you to think he cares what you say? Either way It is possible to not get mold marks, something the skateboarding industry has solved. The mold has a hole in the center of it which is put on a rod like structure and filled with polyurethane. The rod spins causing the urethane to spin, thus making a more evenly mixed and proportioned wheel and removing "mold marks.

Note: mold marks are just a product of a really shitty ass mold.

EDIT: It's also cheaper that way.
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PostSubject: Re: wheels?   22/12/2009, 3:40 pm

Ok, well it is hard not to have a shitty ass mold when working with molds that aren't even 1/4 inch in diameter, so I would love to see a "good" mold as you speak of.
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PostSubject: Re: wheels?   6/1/2010, 10:36 am

I got good mold plans
lol
wheel molds are c00L
shit is expensive for a cnc wheel mold though. we're talkin like $300 to $400 so you better have some extra cash. On top of that, you gotta buy material, which could be just plastic. 1-1 mixes are cheap, but anything after that is expensive lol

and you gotta buy bearings, like the other guy said, in bulk.
have fun sir lol
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PostSubject: Re: wheels?   6/1/2010, 7:05 pm

wheels take a lot of fucking work lol so i hope you got it in you. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: wheels?   6/1/2010, 11:03 pm

google is your friend...try researching for your self
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PostSubject: Re: wheels?   10/2/2010, 10:24 pm

Flatface uses a CNC lathe. CNC things are usually exact right?

And Every single molded wheel you will see will have some sort of mold mark. tech deck wheels do. oak wheels do. please tell me one molded wheel that doesnt have a mold mark.
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PostSubject: Re: wheels?   12/2/2010, 12:26 am

The only way to fuck up CNC is for it to be setup wrong, whether it be in the programming or settings for/setup of the lathe. Neither of which should happen if you know what the hell you are doing, or the person you are paying knows what the hell they are doing.

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