Safe to assume I'm not the only person who has built built my own hangboard this week. Maybe a thread should be started to discuss the best way to make them....
I made my board out of pine , I treated it with boiled linseed oil. Initially it was fine but after a couple of days it has gone a bit greasy.
I'll probably make a MK2 version out of some nice hardwood with some minor modifications. What would be the best thing to treat the wood with?
Out of curiosity, why did you treat it?
Assuming you’re using it indoors, pine should be fine; no rhyme intended.
I'm fairly ignorant, but I think something close-grained is nice (beech?). And I think unoiled may be best, so it absorbs moisture from hands and feels dry rather than waxy.
if not making fancy shapes, any kins of wood might work.
Well I was advised that all wood should be treated to generally protected it.
Also gave it a nice clean finish, plus I figured it would stop it getting dirty/dark chalkey marks.
Maybe you should just stick with it. Train greasy, climb easy! ;-)
Will be good for my skin ;)
Well I had been planning to build a board for a while. The closures gave me a good kick up the ass.
I always intended to make a cheap pine prototype and then build a hardwood one afterwards.
Here are some photos if anyone is interested -
Looks nice !
I made mine from pine untreated it's lasted a year, feels good on the skin. However now it has cracked along from where I have screwed a hole and might not last much longer before it falls in two.
Looks lovely either way. Get a hardwood one crafted and start selling them!!!
Treat your fingerboard with respect, that way you won't get injured.
No need to thank me.
I did think that, I wonder if there is a global shortage of finger boards.
Could be a market for simple/cheaper/temporary boards!
Encase anyone is interested....
The total opposite to what I would have thought, I was told I needed to put more oil on the board to seal the wood.
I added to more coats of oil and rubbed it down with a clean cloth between coats. Board is now good and not greasy.
Treating Hangboard, with disdain.
Edit : Sorry Mr. Whippet
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