Cardboard surfboard on Thingiverse

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Last year we posted about Mike Sheldrake’s stunning cardboard-ribbed surfboards, and, well, now he’s posted files on Thingiverse so you can build your own! He writes:

The primary purpose of publishing these files is to enable the lowest levels of the board-building ecosystem (where I reside) to experiment with building these boards at the lowest cost. Lots of people have local access to laser cutters, and cardboard is ubiquitous, so widely distributed low-cost production of these core kits is possible.

Bottom line: if you really want to build one of these boards, and can’t get a core kit from me for whatever reason, here’s a way to make your own.

If you build a board from these files, I will be thrilled to see pictures of the results. I’ll feature the first response on my project web site.

[Thanks, Charles Pax!]

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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