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Project by Thomas posted 11-04-2009 02:15 PM 1829 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just a quick one to get me going here (and the only photo I had handy).

When his old deck snapped, an afternoon with a funky piece of maple ply, and several days of varnishing got my son back on board.

He picked the cut pattern and finish color, and yes, grip tape was added after this photo.

-- Thomas, Irvine, CA

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#1 posted 11-04-2009 02:58 PM

Nice job. They look like fun. I’d break my neck. LOL BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#2 posted 11-04-2009 06:47 PM

nice looking. how long? and how much does you son weigh?

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#3 posted 11-04-2009 07:53 PM

42” long, 10” at the widest part. The deck has a slight upwards bow achieved with some tension and gentle steaming. I put my 200 lbs centered on it and got flex (obviously) but it still felt solid.

-- Thomas, Irvine, CA

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#4 posted 11-04-2009 09:56 PM

Cool board. I still ride LOL

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#5 posted 11-04-2009 11:29 PM

That’s a neat board. (a stationwagon in skateboards) lol

-- John @

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#6 posted 11-05-2009 12:58 AM

I’ll give you some words of advice since I used to build longboards for a living. Use only baltic birch plywood and you’ll have a board that will last a long time. For a deck that size I suggest 5/8 ply.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#7 posted 11-05-2009 01:11 AM

Thanks Julian. I did my research and it is 5/8”. The core of the ply is birch, just the top veneer is maple. I was really trying to use what I had lying around. Funny thing is he already growing out of his skate border phase. I see a garage sale looming.

-- Thomas, Irvine, CA

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#8 posted 11-05-2009 02:44 AM

nice board , i still love long boarding the hills while waiting for the snow to fly, but i haven’t made one yet. i see my next project. thanks for posting.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#9 posted 11-05-2009 05:11 PM

Totally NARLY Dude!!! .....but NICE!

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#10 posted 11-06-2009 02:37 AM

This brought back memories for me, my first skate board was one my Dad made for me about 40 years ago./

-- Joanne, New York,

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