Skate Bowl

Wooden Skate bowl, Lagoon style. Designed and engineered on Rhino for CAM and CNC processing.

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Super cool! Would love to see more about this project if you’re willing to share.

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Sure, lets talk about it.

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I’m super impressed how you got the skatelite (?) to conform to the compound curvature, and the fitment too of the adjacent panels looks so tight. I’m mostly curious about your approach to dealing the the compound curvature and fitment and patterning. Correct to assume you CNC’d all the skatelite panels?

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You’re looking at one of the more difficult aspects of the take-off for sure.
Those panels are 1/4" “extra ply” birch (indoor use permits). The upper trim sections are Ramp Armor, which is a Skatelite competitor.
So I did all three layers as sheets, and plotted them. This being the final layer, I plotted that as well. They were done by use of the squish command and by picking a set of characteristics that worked (through a bit of trial and error). It really came down to size, these are the biggest pieces that would bend to the shape.

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wow, this is amazing! I would love to skate this!
When you designed it, did you constrain the curvature knowing what you could get away with Ramp Armour?

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Very impressive

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this is amazing! Thanks for sharing…This whole community is so rad…

I love logging in every day and seeing all the incredible work you all do !

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I understood the limitations of the birch, and designed the sizes accordingly. The ramp armor was just for trim and the limitations would have indeed been different if it were the primary surface. Thanks for asking.

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Wow! Awesome!

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3 axis cutting on the framing members and a lot of slow ballnose contouring?
Or did you have a 5 axis machine to take care of those edges?