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Tim, your mom is gonna be pissed that you lost a kitchn chair
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Did you guys use an aluminum ladder or a wood ladder? How did you keep from losing it? My dad used to ski on the disc. Was a great time watching as a kid.
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Did you guys use an aluminum ladder or a wood ladder? How did you keep from losing it? My dad used to ski on the disc. Was a great time watching as a kid.


It was an old wooden ladder. We took a couple old ski vests and tied them around a couple of the backside wrungs of the ladder. Floated just fine when you fell.
When people run down to the lake to see what's making that noise, you've succeeded.



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That's it - I'm making a disc.
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Originally posted by Geno Geno wrote:

That's it - I'm making a disc.


Geno, I've made several. I suggest starting with was is commonly referred to as "sign board". It is a weather proof plywood with a high pressure, high density fiberboard on both sides. It is designed to be painted and outside hence the name sign board!! I routed the edges with a half oval, coated both sides and saturated the edges with epoxy and then marine paint. Use anti-skid compound in the final paint coat on one side. Forget the bindings! A good lumber yard or a specialty hardwood lumber supply will have the sign board.

As a teen, I got quite good at the disk and even did it in our clubs shows. I did get out on the one I made for my daughter several years ago along with the 3 step step stool. I forgot how tricky it can be!!

Edit: Geno, This is the router bit I have used to get the convex edge on the discs I've made as well as the wake skates I made for my son.




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Thanks Pete - very helpful!

I have some 3/4" ply laying around and tons (literally) of industrial epoxy paint. I'm going to fire up the router before spring and make one. May look into making a wake skate as well.
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Boy, that brings back memories. I had the ply wood circle type with some fine sand thrown on the wet paint topside. I carried a milking stool through my arm and once up stick it on the disc, manuver it around to where I thought it should be, climb on and turn around and around until dizzy. My local ski club had a large one that some did the step ladder pyramid. Period correct with Hydrofoil skis. Wakeskate, we didn't need no stinkin wakeskate!
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Awesome!   Made me think of a 'ski chair' my uncle used to have.

Did a quick google and came up with this:
http://americandisk.com/
Similar size to what you guys have seen / used? Looks bigger than what I can see in the pic.

I'm totally lost on the step ladder... what was it used for?

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Found out what the step ladder was for... just as I suspected. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_jHMu5xRY4&feature=related
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Sorry for the bonehead questions - totally missed page 1 of this thread.

Thinking about making one of these things today... should the diameter be 3 or 4 feet?

And, if sign board is not available, what thickness plywood is best?   Seen instructions for 5/8 and 1/2 on the net... was leaning toward 1/2 for weight savings, probably a little less cost, and I don't plan on having any heavyweights on it. :)

Does routing the edges make a big difference?
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Ours is 3' diameter, Id guess 5/8" thick. Edges are not routed.
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Ours was never routed either. Pete's a perfectionist. Ours was half inch, but that was back when 1/2 inch plywood was actually 1/2 inch thick. BKH
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Finished v0.1 up this morning and took it for a test run after church.   FUN!   snapped a few pics with a phone... pretty crappy quality:
http://picasaweb.google.com/tapenick/Disk_tryout

Didn't route the edges on this one but may do it on v0.2.   Don't have one of those contour bits but could just use a round off, flip it, repeat.

Just used 1/2 ply... so far so good.

Oh, and purple was the only color exterior paint I had... don't ask. My house isn't purple! :)

Gotta work my way up to the step ladder!
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My kids are after me to drag the disk down this weekend, someone had one out on Crooked lake last weekend and the boys want to try it now...
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