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derfernerf said:
does antone have plans to build good wood jumps with or without lip and also landings thanks
I've done some stuff in autocad before, but only for fun. I'm gonna start churning out some ramps soon so I may draw up my best design if I figure out something good.
 

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BTW do you like using autocad for that stuff because i have turbocad so if you like it tell me and i will install it and try to make things myself
 

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BTW do you like using autocad for that stuff because i have turbocad so if you like it tell me and i will install it and try to make things myself
Love AutoCAD, I haven't learned ProE yet but I've gotten pretty used to autocad. I just "obtained" acad 2007 and it looks really good for 3D stuff so I'm gonna play around and build some stuff with it.
 

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derfernerf said:
i cant get turbocad to work (it is for windows 95 i have xp) have any ideas
click my computer, then click local disk, then program files, then once you see turbocad.. right click on it, and scroll down to properties.. once you do that you will see compatability.. you can set it so it will run as if it is on windows 95

you can do it with any program that worked on windows 95, but doesn't work on xp
 

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"then click local disk, then program files" cant find it more detail
OK anywhere you can see the program this will work.. if it is on your desktop, once you click start, then programs.. anywhere....

right click then click properties... this will bring up something like the pic I am attaching here... I put an arrow showing where you need to check, then select the windows version you want that program to be run with.. windows XP will run that program just like it was windows 95...
 

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Search some of the skateboard sites. I've seen plans or links to plans on skate sites before but cannot remember which one(s). The best thing is to just go look at some ramps, take notes, and then experiment. Check out the photo below. I made this 3' 1/4 out of scraps I had laying around, sort of. I went to a skatepark with my kid and while she was skating I noticed they had some old scraps out by the dumpster. One was the side wall of a 3' 1/4! I asked if I could have that piece. Took it home and used it as a template for the other side. Once I had that cut out, I just cut 2x4's and nailed them across and then fashoined the base by trial and error. Just kind of slapped it together but it works great for boards and bikes. As you can see, I need to work on a landing ramp!

 

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that jump is sweet thats exactly what i wanted to see....yes the landing is a little "ghetto" as i would say ..thanks
 

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Really easy to build. The hardest part, if you don't have a template or plan, is the curved part or transition. If you search the web, you can find instructions on how to form the curved transition. The open end is just a square of 2x4's. Then on the ramp face, I used 2x4's nailed across with the flat side flush with edges of the curved sides. Those boards I put pretty close together, maybe 2 inches apart. The bottom or base is the same, 2x4's nailed across, only i used less of them on the bottom. Left about 6 or 8 inches between them. I then used one full sheet of plywood for the actual ramp face. I used 1/2 inch wood, still fairly strong and easier to bend. I started at the top, fastening with drywall screws. I did one row of screws across the top, then soaked the wood with water so it would bend more easily. Then just worked my way down, adding more rows of screws and getting the wood wet. I went back and added a small strip of thin metal across the very end where it meets the concrete. If you're just going to use it for bikes, you don't need the little metal strip. Have fun!
 

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BTW TXhucker do you know what the side walls are made out of thanks and what kind of bike you got thanks again
 

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Yep, 3/4" plywood for the sides and 1/2" for the ramp face/lip. My hucker bike is a '05 Felt Straight Shot. I just love it. All my other bikes are getting angry because I never play with them anymore.
 
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