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Blog entry by Jack McKee posted 04-06-2017 02:06 AM 863 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch


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My brother carves skateboards. He seldom shows his work and never promotes it. I think his carvings are incredible and figured some at Lumberjocks would appreciate them too. He uses the adz for major wood removal; you can see the adz marks on many carvings. He makes the adz himself using old plane blades (or rasps) and tree branches. Here is one he made for me.


This one was made from a rasp


Here are his tools:

The smaller carving tools tools he makes from carbon steel knives bought at thrift stores. He heats them up with a torch to take the temper out, then grinds or bends them down to the desired shape, then retempers them. His skateboards can be ridden, gently, but not for tricks. He even made a motorized skateboard, but don’t ask me why.


Here is Doug’s tool board.


Crocodile


Manta Ray


Merganser


Octopus 1


Octopus 2


This one has been ridden a lot

More införmation on his never updated website: natyshred.com

-- Jack, woodshop4kids.com



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#1 posted 04-06-2017 02:16 AM

I wanna ride the Crock! Nice work, something really different for a change.

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#2 posted 04-06-2017 03:50 AM

What a cool collection! Thanks for sharing these.

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#3 posted 04-06-2017 04:01 AM

Those are really great. Super unique.

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#4 posted 04-06-2017 10:59 AM

Very nice….the croc is great

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